“Ukraine through Fairytales” first days of the exhibition

Posted by on 9 Dec, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Finally! Ukrainian fairy tales arrived to Ireland !!! Personal thanks to Oleg Kalenbet, Brett Hardman, Nataliya Kononenko, Mykola Krutsyk, Yuliana Balashkevych, Ivan Satsuk, Marianna Vdovykovska and all those who made this event happened. Also Maryna Mykhailoshyna masters for the excellent work. The second day of the exhibition “Ukraine in fairy tales.” Gallery looks better and better, more and more people are coming. Local Irish as well as tourists are very interested and amazed by our native colors, costumes, wide fields of golden rye, merry cheerful sunflowers. They don’t grow here in Ireland, and therefore no one is drawing them. Each visitor stays at the painting for 10-15 minutes and then comes back bringing along their friends. You should come as well! You will like...

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Talented Ukrainians – Maryna Mykhailoshyna

Posted by on 29 Nov, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Was born in Kyiv in 1982. Lives and works in the capital of Ukraine. Graduated Art School im. T.G. Shevchenko, painting faculty, was working with sculptures and ceramics. From 2010 works as a freelance artist, engaged in Ukrainian writer’s books illustration and decoration. Post copied from a facebook...

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Ukraine Through Fairy Tales

Posted by on 22 Nov, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

We are very excited to announce a forthcoming art exhibition “Ukraine Through Fairytales” in Filmbase, Temple Bar. Showcasing rich Ukrainian national folk traditions and unique Ukrainian school of book illustration will make it an interesting Christmas season event for children and adults, Ukrainian and Irish, tourists and locals. Beautifully illustrated children’s books by Ukrainian artists in English and Ukrainian, Christmas cards from a well known artist Maryna Mykhailoshyna, as well as her original artwork for book illustrations will be on sale and could make a fabulous Christmas gift with a difference. Some of her illustrations can be seen on the facebook page here. Painting Workshop with the artist M.Mykhailoshyna, the author of illustrations behind the book “Kobzar for Children”, is planned for Friday night, December 11. Places are limited. Book with Ukrainian Connection Society. Please share and don’t forget to visit...

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“Ukraine. Inspiring Dignity” Exhibition. Final Day. Part 2

Posted by on 2 Mar, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

If you have joined us just now, please read the first part of the closing day of the Exhibition. So, after everyone got back from the Peace Chain event, there was more special performances to follow. Believe it or not, but there is plenty of people who moved to Ireland from Ukraine but they still keep the culture of their motherland. In a way I believe that all the expats (not just Ukrainians) in Ireland actually keep the bond with their home, this is what attracts people to Dublin, and this is the reason why we started this Exhibition. People from other countries with different backgrounds, but with the same respect for other cultures and languages. After everybody were back to the Filmbase, our invited artists started their performances. Probably, ordinary people miss their roots, I could tell this after seeing the faces of the audience. I myself, will not lie, in Ukraine I haven’t ever seen anything like that. Actually in Ukraine, I would probably not be touched by similar performance, but it feels different when you’re away. Throughout the day we have had performances of a different sorts and styles. Some were sad, some were cheering,  but all very professional. Due to circumstances, of course it is important to keep hope in everyone around, their families and friends. All performances were made by the members of the Ukrainian School, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ireland. Also Father Vasily conducted a requiem of the Heavenly Hundred. Among those participated in the concert: We have heard poems: Songs Children’s singing Classic Guitar Flute/Guitar Combo We are grateful to all the performers of that day, and we will hope to hear and see more in the future. Last performance ended with the speeches of Ukrainian Connection Society, thanking to everyone around, because who knows it better than us, that it wouldn’t ever happen without the global support… And the Grand Charity Auction was announced. The Charity Auction was conducted by Ukrainian Connection Society with items brought from Ukraine. And just look at them! I wish I could have them all! But it would be too selfish, so… well better check the pictures below Eventually we have collected amount of donations that we would never ever expect in the beginning, when we have started. This is actually one of the lessons learned. We will keep our supporters updated regarding their donations. We will post all the information about it’s destination and the way process goes. As we can see it now, it is better to keep things as transparent to the Community as possible. So, please keep yourself in touch, this is where I finish describing of the Closing Day of the Exhibition. Slava Ukraini!...

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“Ukraine. Inspiring Dignity” Exhibition. Final Day. Part 1

Posted by on 23 Feb, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Just as everyone was expecting, on 22nd of February 2015 was the last day of the Exhibition at the Filmbase. Luckily enough in the same Chinese Community in Ireland was celebrating Chinese New Year nearby the Filmbase, and we unexpectedly received a bit more attention  from locals. It was originally planned to have some events every day of the week on the exhibition, but soon enough we figured that we will not have even Ukrainians during the week days, so eventually we had to squeeze everything into the weekend. So, 22nd was planned as the day when all Ukrainians will arrive to the Filmbase for Closing Day as it would be the mourning of the Heavenly Hundred. Members of Ukrainian Connection started to arrive quite soon,  since they had to prepare all the events, snacks, chairs… many many little things, to have the doors opened by 1 p.m. Now about the surprises, last time on the Opening Day, we thought we’ve a had a lot of visitors. Until Sunday. On Sunday it has become clear how many Ukrainians remember and care about Maidan. Our Ukrainian community is not limited just within the main cities of Ireland, and thanks to the power of the Internet, people all around Ireland were aware of the event and brought their families, friends and little children. Talking about children, I would be remiss indeed if I did not mention how nice, smart and polite are Ukrainian kids in Ireland! At 1 p.m. after everyone settled, we have started with speeches from members of the Community. Also Ukrainian Ambassador, Mr. Reva has given a speech regarding the events on Maidan. Oksana Halby and Oksana Semenova made a presentation about the events on Maidan, its reasons, consequences and its internal organisation.   Later, when they were finished, it was time to build the announced Peace Chain to support peace in Ukraine. Oksana Halby as a leader of the Peace Chain went outside to guide everyone willing to build a chain around Dublin’s bridges. This was a time for another surprise for all the community. It later appeared that apart from Peace Chain, it occurred to be something like Ukrainian march in memory of Heavenly Hundred and supporting a peace in Ukraine. But the most stunning was the way we have never seen in our Irish member Crisotoir O’Loingsigh, would make a perfect leader, luckily enough someone brought a megaphone, so it was used in the way no one would expect from Crisotoir! Event went very well organized and within 30 minutes everyone came back to the Filmbase. The story of the rest of the day will be published very soon, stay tuned! Meanwhile, all the pictures  below are...

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