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Artur Lyczba, ‘Sometimes, Someplace, Now’ Oil on linen

Welcome to the Polish Art Foundation 

The Polish Art Foundation (PAF) is a not for profit voluntary organisation that is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art to the Australian community.

October 2014


'TABOO' - A thematic exhibition, 9-14 October 2014

Victorian Artists Sociey Gallery
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne
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August 2014


Retrospective: celebrating 35 years of the Polish Art Foundation


In August 2014 The Polish Art Foundation held a Retrospective exhibition at the Steps Gallery in Carlton, showcasing works painstakingly collected
by the foundation for almost four decades.

Bringing together nearly 40 artworks, the exhibition featured painting, print collages and drawings made in a variety of techniques, an array of subject matter.
This was the first major exhibition devoted to the new scope of PAF's collection.


​View some of the artworks in our collection.


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August 2013


7th International Drawing Biennale

Grand Prix
Pawel Warchol
Inferno I, Ink on paper

2nd Prize
Irena Ferguson
Lisa, Pencil on paper
3rd Prize
Alexandru Jakabhazi
Angel, Mixed Media
Honourable Mention
Terence Beer
Butterfly, Pencil & ink

The Polish Art Foundation has recently held another highly successful exhibition namely the 7th International Drawing Biennale, which took place at the Steps Gallery in Carlton, Melbourne. Almost 100 patrons attended our Opening Night, held on Friday the 23rd of August 2013. 
The Tomasz Ostrowski International Drawing Biennale was launched by the Foundation in 2001, that first competition attracted 128 submissions from 14 countries. The 7th Biennale showcased 58 works, of a total of 105 entries, sent by 37 artists from places all over the world!

We wanted to congratulate all of our participating artists and thank them on behalf of the Board for their support of this competition throughout the last 14 years. We would particularly like to thank our Jury Panel for their professional deliberations and expertise: Mrs Eve Crocker, Mr David Glyn Davis, Mr Marian Janczak, Mr Allan Mitelman and Mr Jarek Wojcik.

And last but not least we would like to formally acknowledge all of our sponsors in particular the ongoing support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney. as well as Anguz Motors, Bohemia Travel, Henry Bernard P/L, Wisla Continental, Barbara and Lew Steinberg and Tygodnik Polski.