|Fragment wystawy Janisa Polkasa. |
Janis Polkas jest wybitnym muzykiem, a tribal art stał się jego drugą pasją. Gromadzone przez lata eksponaty z terenów Papua New Guinea, Africa, New Zealand, zrobiły na zebranych gościach ogromne wrażenie. Wystawione zbiory można jeszcze podziwiać do 10 czerwca w Konsulacie Polskim (10 Trelawney St, Woollahra). Zapraszamy zatem do odwiedzenia wystawy.
Wprowadzenia do otwarcia wystawy dokonała Barbara Kosowska. Oto jego fragment:
I would like briefly introduce Janis Polkas to you. Most of the guests know him as an extremely talented and well known in Poland and Greece guitar and bouzouki player. He was born and brought up in Poland and then at the age of 27 Janis moved to his second homeland – Greece.
He came to Australia in 1997. Above all, music is his first and unquestioned love. Does love happen just once in a lifetime? It appeared that true love can happen more than once. Janis Polkas during a long time has assembled an extensive and impressive collection of tribal art from around the world. This collection became his second true love. Today’s exhibition shows Jani’s Polkas great passion and interest.
I sincerely admire this unique art which is the reflection of our past. Among all of these impressive pieces of tribal art you can see a wonderful collection of traditional, ceremonial masks from Papua New Guinea, Africa, New Zealand. Some of them had even sparked Pablo Picasso’s interest and influenced his painting.I hope this exhibition will be an unforgettable event for all of you.
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