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.

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​​Poster of the 1st International Drawing Biennale 2001 


10th International Drawing Biennale Prospectus

Past Events

The 2018 AGM was held on Friday 23th
November 2018.
The results of election are shown on the PAF
members page.
Exhibition "Korzenie"  

The opening of the exibition took place on Saturday the 20th of November.
The historical outline of dr Zdzislaw Derwinski was read by Joanna Kosowski. Occasional speeches were made by PAF president Jerzy Glac and member of Victo- rian parlament Ms Natalie Suleyman. There were representatives of the Victorian Federation of Polish Organisations and Australian Multicultural Community Services present.
Honorary Consul General of RP George Luk Kozika opened the exibition.
There were 22 artists that presented their works, mostly paintinga and drawings though the ceramics , sculptures and metalworks were there as well.
The approaches to the subject were very diverse. some directly responded to the occasion, though majority of the works related only in part to the anniversary.
My favorite picture was an abstract titled "Ever Changing Borders" . The vibrations of colours gives you feeling of insecurity, that nothing is for ever, nothing is granted. Very much like a polish history experience.
More than a hundred people attended the opening night. It was nice to see at least three generations of community there. Most of the comments I heard were very positive, particularly about the level of artistic work. Our honorable guests loved the atmosfere and anjoyed to be at opening.
It was a very successful vernisaz.
A remainder of Polish history and a description of our roots was a perfect way to celebrate the 100 years anniversary.
Gabriela Rovski, EVERCHANGING BORDERS. Oil on canvas.
Honorary General Council Dr Zbigniew Luk, President of Federation of Polish Organisations in Victoria Marian Pawlik,
President of Polish Art Foundation Jerzy Edward Glac, Member for st Albans MP Natlie Suleyman,
Magdalena Biadola Ssahungoez Australian Multicultural Community Services 

Art Auction and Social Gathering​​​​​​​​

As every year, our Foundation has organized an art auction and a social gathering and an opportunity to purchase paintings and meet and chat to our artists. This year’s event took place in the welcoming house of Mr. and Mrs. Rovski in the leafy suburb of Camberwell.
  1. An Open Air Studio Weekend
    An Open Air Studio Weekend
    An Open Air Studio Weekend was held in Healesville in April 2017
  2. Fundraising Auction
    Fundraising Auction
    The Polish Art Foundation held another successful fundraising auction in March 2017 at the home of Mr and Mrs Steinberg.
  3. IX International Drawing Biennale
    IX International Drawing Biennale
    On Saturday 11th of November, the Polish Art Foundation hosted its 9th International Drawing Biennale Exhibition Opening.