Zajac’s Foreign Woman ongoing project explores the complex relationship between mother and daughter and also being a stranger in your own society or another country.
It was first inspired by a book Cudzoziemka (The Stranger) by Maria Kuncewiczowa that her mother gave her, and now Zajac is inviting the Southend public to explore the notion of stranger and the question “Who are we?” at two stencil workshops she’s organising at Kursaal Gallery Space on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August – 10am-4pm, as part of Polish Arts Festival.
Iwona Zając has been associated with the Polish Arts Festival since its inception in 2008 in Ipswich. She has produced two mural works for the Festival; a major work at Ipswich Town Hall Gallery under the curatorship of Katarzyna Szydlowska and Konrad Schiller, and a smaller work for the Festival in 2011. With a studio space in the shipyards of Gdansk, Iwona is supporting the Festival’s ambition to develop and nurture links between artists based in the tri-city region of Poland and the southeast of England.
Visit Iwona Zając’s website for more info.