Ukrainian Connection Society in Ireland is announcing a forthcoming cultural event “Ukraine Through Fairytales” (Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin, 6-12 December)

Common to every culture, the fairytale is a lynchpin of national heritage. Wisdom and creativity of the Ukrainians will be presented in Dublin through the paintings and illustrations of fairytales. Ukraine has always been a country of mystery and the fairy tale itself is deeply rooted in the country’s landscape. Folk tales have recorded the most important events of Ukrainian history, steeped in lyricism and poetry, wonder and wisdom of generations. Fairytales are much more than simple stories to entertain and amuse. The fantastical stories foster imagination and creativity, and also contain valuable lessons from the past while presenting the rich folkloric heritage, history of the nation and its soul…

The coming exhibition in Dublin will show fairytales through the well- known Ukrainian school of book illustration and will make it an unforgettable Christmas season event for children and adults.

Maryna Mykhailoshyna, a Ukrainian artist and famous book illustrator, is happy to share her works in Ireland. Her expressive images with close attention to tiny details reflect the rhythms of Ukrainian folklore. They are symbolic and full of magic and wisdom. “My paintings are about Ukraine, its fairytales and legends, about its incredibly fantastic beauty I’m in love with and I want to share all these with you”- says the illustrator.

“This art project inspires the imagination and has a very unique format. Presented as modern and bright illustrations, the fairytales come alive, the pictures breathe and animate… A mother tenderly singing a lull-aby to her child, mysterious animals in the dark woods, a Ukrainian village with bleached huts, a Cossack warrior leaving for a long journey, a kobzar playing his kobza and singing about the glorious past…”.
A new fairytale is coming to Dublin, visit the exhibition and feel the magic.
Beautifully illustrated children’s books by Ukrainian artists in English and Ukrainian, Christmas cards from the artist, as well as her original artwork for book illustrations will be on sale and could make a fabulous Christmas gift.
Part of proceeds goes to humanitarian help for Ukrainian children affected by war.