“Waiting for Magic”: GRAND FINALE – fabric premiere and workshops

“Waiting for Magic”: GRAND FINALE – fabric premiere and workshops

The final workshop of Oscar Andersson’s “Waiting for Magic” project, hosted by the Wrocław Institute of Culture, will take place on June 22 at 4 PM. We invite all craft enthusiasts, including those interested in patchwork and hand sewing, to join us at the celebration in the courtyard at Ruska 46. The event will kick off with the premiere of a unique textile artwork!
#1 Invitation to the premiere

We’ll begin by introducing Oscar Andersson, a visual artist, set designer, and illustrator from Stockholm. In June, he collaborated with a youth group from ATUT Bilingual Primary School at the Lower Silesian Public Library in Wrocław. Inspired by local legends of imaginary underwater creatures, he created a fabric piece featuring characters imagined by the group. This collaborative artwork will adorn the sky over Ruska 46! The patchwork was inspired by unique sculptures, stained glass, and mosaics with animal and mythological motifs found in the nearby pool on Teatralna Street. Additionally, Oscar was fascinated by the history of the Neptune fountain that once stood in Nowy Targ Square. You’ll see the image of this mythical god of waters, clouds, and rain at the center of the textile.

#2 Invitation to the Workshops

Right after the premiere, we invite you to the final workshop with Oscar. We’ll delve into the world of textile art, from individual designs to collaborative patchwork projects. We will explore the craft of combining fabrics with different patterns and textures. Participants will create and compose, engaging with the often-underappreciated material of fabric. We will learn techniques like applique, darning, and hand sewing, progressing to larger formats to produce a large-scale textile representing our collective effort!

Practical Information:
  • date and time: June 22, 4 PM, at Ruska 46 Courtyard in Wrocław
  • language: English with Polish translation
  • cost: free, open to all, no registration needed. The workshop will last approximately two hours.
  • what to bring: just yourself! We’ll provide all materials (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer).
  • who can join: everyone, regardless of age!
  • led by: Oscar Andersson, a Swedish visual artist, set designer, and illustrator from Stockholm. His work blends imagination and mysticism with everyday life motifs. Currently, he is on a one-month residency at the Wrocław Institute of Culture, working on the “Waiting for Magic” project as part of the Magic Carpets platform.
Ruska 46 Courtyard Celebration

Join us for the Courtyard Celebration on June 21-22 to explore the magic that young artists, with Oscar Andersson’s help, have brought into our everyday lives. It’s a unique chance to pause and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy, filled with extraordinary characters and vibrant stories that will grace the Ruska 46 courtyard all weekend (check the event program for details).

The “Waiting for Magic” project is part of Oscar Andersson’s residency under the international platform Magic Carpets, co-financed by the EU’s Creative Europe program. His residency was made possible through the collaboration of the Wrocław Institute of Culture and OPENART.

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