St John’s College is collaborating with a range of contemporary artists to bring you UKRAINE: OUR HOME, an art exhibition dedicated to Ukraine.
The exhibition will feature work from Ukrainian artists across a variety of mediums and from different locations, all in response to the idea of what it means to be Ukrainian.
Curated by Anna Nesterenko and Alexandra Churakova, the work spans paintings, sculptures, installations and digital art to form a homage to modern-day Ukraine and a hopeful rallying cry for its future.
These artworks have travelled to Oxford in much the same way that any refugee would: days on the road via ruined and mined roads, under constant threat of bombardment, hour-long queues at the border, through a foreign country, and eventually, by plane to the exhibition.
Works of art do not require visas to enter the UK, but artists and other Ukrainians do. Therefore, you will not see them at this exhibition. The artists have been stripped of their homes, income, and belongings, but they continue to fight, work, and create despite their new conditions.
The exhibiting artists (listed at the bottom of the page) have created their work in bomb shelters and war zones, as well as from places of safety, worrying about family and friends.
The exhibition at Kendrew Barn will be open from 3.00pm to 8.00pm on Monday to Friday and from noon to 8.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is free, and all are welcome.
There will be a live performance event on opening night on 17 September
Featured artists: Vitaly Khoma, ELIS luna, Natan Markman, Ona Telos Alina Kostrichenko, Olga Sherstyuk, Zlata Kontseva, Mariya Borisova, Natalia Yurchenko, KristiKrayst, Kseniia Sribna, Daria Lupan, Gayane Arushanian, Yulia Yurchenko, Irina Dobrovetska, Lena Avinova, Antonina Lata and Valentina Murenkova.