The brainchild of artist Barbara Gortat from Fundacja Tu Brzoza, the ‘Folk Stops’ project transforms village bus stops into colourful galleries of art with reproductions of famous paintings from the Young Poland art movement.
Authored by the acclaimed Tytus Brzozowski, the mural – in the heart of the former Jewish district – pays tribute to the lost inhabitants, buildings and customs.
Featuring a mural of a tree as well as a dozen bird boxes attached to the wall, the pioneering project was specifically designed to slot seamlessly into the city’s aesthetic fabric whilst also fulfilling a more practical role as a safe haven for birds.
Rumoured to be the tallest mural in the country, the artwork will eventually be joined by eight others in Poznań.
More than just an artistic work, the wall could have a long-term positive impact on the environment and local people’s health.
Reputed to be the world’s largest “gallery” of outdoor murals, over sixty now decorate the once tomb-like blocks of Zaspa drawing tourists, TV crews and journalists from around the globe.
Entitled “Wall of Culture”, the murals in Warsaw and Prague mark 40 years since the establishment of Solidarity, which played such a key role in the changes in the region at the end of 1980s.
The street artist who is known for her incredible lace-style murals that have appeared across the world has now unveiled her mesmerising new piece of work in Warsaw’s Propaganda Gallery.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
The mural will have the same ecological effect as planting 720 trees.