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.

Coming Up

Annual General Meeting

The Polish Art Foundation invites all its members to attend its upcoming AGM. Refreshments will be provided.

When: Friday 13 November 2015
Time: 7.00pm for a 7.30 start
Where: 7 Raymond Court, Oakleigh

Polish Art Foundation as part of the PolArt Festival

invites you to two special events:

Gala Official Opening

Victorian Artists Society Gallery 
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne
When: Monday, 28 December 2015
Time: 7.00pm 

A special evening: Meet the Artists

Steps Gallery 
62 Lygon Street, Carlton
When: Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Time: 7.00pm 

For more information about the PolArt Festival please visit the official PolArt website at www.polart2015.com.au


Images by S. Sadurski

Visiting Artist

Mr Szczepan Sadurski

A well-known Polish cartoonist, Mr Szczepan Sadurski, will be visiting Melbourne and participating in our PolArt2015 visual arts program.
Mr Sadurski is a caricaturist and cartoonist working for publishers from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, USA, Turkey and South Africa. He is also a jury member who takes part in many cartoon contests all over Europe and exhibits his works in America, Asia and Europe.

Unique Opportunity

Mr Sadurski is providing individuals with a unique opportunity to have their caricature drawn before the festival, with the completed artwork, featured as part of our exhibition, during POLART at the Victorian Artists Society Gallery.
So if you would like to have your portrait drawn by Poland’s leading cartoonist here is a genuine opportunity, the remaining drawing will be a precious gift or a wonderful keepsake.

Price Guide
A4 Format, Black and white drawing of one person $50.00
A3 Format, Black and white drawing of one person $70.00
A3 Format, Colour drawing of one person $85.00

To contact the artist Mr Szczepan Sadurski, email: dobryhum@wa.onet.pl
Mr Sadurski recommends that interested parties forward a quality photograph, front facing showing details of the face and provide information specific to the individual, to allow him to capture the character of the subject.

Please enter into direct correspondence with the artist to obtain more information. You can also visit www.superpolonia.info/karykatury, to see more details of his work.
October 2015

 8th International Drawing Biennale

  In memory of Tomasz Ostrowski

Grand Prix
Emila Pichuta
Geometric Epigraph 4
Pencil on papear

2nd Prize
Pamela Radino
Fluire Esistenziale III
​Ink on paper

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3rd Prize
Marek Glowacki
Inverse II
​Graphite, pastel, pen

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Honourable Mention
Ryszard Konikowski


On Friday the 9th of October, the Polish Art Foundation hosted its 8th International Drawing Biennale Exhibition Opening.
Patrons enjoyed works from as far away places as Italy, Japan, Poland and Switzerland as well as drawings by some popular local artists.

All up the 49 works were on display. Yet another successful evening filled with art, wine, chatter and the piano sounds of Roman Syrek.
For more information please view our exhibition catalogue.

Our special thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors for your ongoing support.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney
Capusta Club
Henry Bernard Pty Ltd
Radio SBS
Polish Weekly
Wisla Continental Small Goods Meats and Delicatessen
Dr Lew Steinberg

October 2014

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

Victorian Artists Sociey Gallery
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Our ‘Taboo’ exhibition opening took place on the 10th of November 2014 at the Victorian Artists Society gallery.

We were honoured by the presence of the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Mrs Regina Jurowska, Dr George Luk-Kozika, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Ms Eileen Mackley, President of Victorian Artists Society, Mr Marian Janczak, President of the Polish Art Foundation and Mr Jerzy Glac, Curator of the exhibition.

The 59 art works on show, brought out a 150 strong crowd of art lovers on the night, who came to see and experience what artists from different parts of the world have to say about the chosen subject of ‘taboo’.

The ‘Taboo’ exhibition turned out to be a great success for both our artists and the organisers.
There were many discussions, some heated, among the crowd that stayed till late.
It is worth mentioning, that the polish food thanks to Wisla Continental was excellent and the wine was well appreciated by our patrons on that warm spring night.

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Taboo Opening Night.
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.