Supporting Art

Supporting Ukrainian female refugee artists in Slovenia

ADRA Slovenia joined the APIS Institute initiative to support Ukrainian refugee women currently settled in Slovenia through the exhibition and the sale of works of art.

The opening of the exhibition titled In Ukraine / Out of Ukraine on June 20, marking World Refugee Day was accompanied by words and sound through visual images, which tell about Ukraine through, but also beyond the images of war. The works, created mainly by Ukrainian documentarians and artists, document and interpret the cultural and social life in the country, its landscape, and the events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine before and after February 24, 2022.

To help support the work of Ukrainian refugees, the online sale of artworks from various artists was set up. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia already bought one of the artworks of the Ukrainian artist Olha Padovska titled Anxiety (oil, canvas). With the purchase, the Ministry wanted to symbolically show support for Ukrainian culture and art, which indicates their commitment to developing programs and development work at both the national and international levels to help Ukraine in the future.

Andrej Berginc, Head of the Department for Public Diplomacy and International Cooperation in Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out: “When we think about the reconstruction and restoration of Ukraine after the military conflict, we think a lot about the restoration of infrastructure, economy and the like. In reality, it is extremely important to support the reconstruction of the country’s artistic and cultural programs, as these are key elements of a nation’s identity. ”

The artworks are still available for purchase via this link. If you are interested to buy one, put your name and e-mail address below the artwork you are interested in. ADRA Slovenia will contact you for further process.