The Second Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols is an event which presents a cross section of achievements in Polish design.

The exhibition will include graphic symbols and trade- marks designed during the years 1945-1969, as well as more recent designs from the years 2000-2015.

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Upcoming exhibitions

BWA Gallery in Zielona Góra

Zielona Góra, Al. Niepodległości 19

BWA gallery is a municipal gallery dedicated to presenting the newest tendencies in polish contemporary art. The gallery was established in 1965 at the time being the center of visual art events. It was the base for the recurring nationwide exhibitions „Złote Grono” (1963-1981) as well as „Biennale Sztuki Nowej” (1985-1996). BWA gallery organises exhibitions, film showings, concerts, lectures, workshops. The gallery houses a library and reading room intended for modern art publications. BWA has exhibited the works of almost all renowned polish artists. For over a decade the gallery has been featured in rankings of the most important polish art galleries and frequently taking place in the top ten amongst them.

The BWA Art Gallery in Jelenia Góra

Jelenia Góra, ul. Długa 1

The BWA Art Gallery in Jelenia Góra is a municipal institution of culture. It has existed since 1976, it functioned as a state gallery till 1998, it has been a municipal gallery of Jelenia Góra since 1999. The BWA deals with presentation of contemporary art, promotion of artists from Jelenia Góra and education – it prepares young viewers to perceive art. The Gallery presents non – commercial approach to art; it reacts to actual occurrences and prefers miscellaneous programme. Photography and art concerning nature are of our particular interest.

Previous exhibitions

Galerija ARKA


Dailės galerija ARKA – viena iš keturių Lietuvos dailininkų sąjungos galerijų, esančių Vilniuje. Ji įkurta 1990 m. sostinės senamiestyje, XVI a. Bazilijonų vienuolyno architektūriniame ansamblyje. Galerija yra viena didžiausių Vilniuje, 6 parodų salės sudaro apie 500 m2 ekspozicinio ploto. Galerija vykdo šiuolaikinio meno ir kultūros mainų projektus, rengia personalines, grupines, temines, apžvalgines parodas. Per metus „Arkos“ galerijoje surengiama apie 40 parodų, dalis jų – kituose Lietuvos miestuose ir užsienyje. Galerija bendradarbiauja su Lietuvos ir užsienio menininkais, galerijomis, muziejais, kultūros įstaigomis. Čia rengiami teminiai ir kūrybos vakarai, leidinių pristatymai, koncertai, nuomojamos patalpos konferencijoms, seminarams, aukcionams, privatiems renginiams. Galerija užsiima leidybine veikla. Leidžia dailės parodų katalogus, parodų afišas, lankstinukus, reklaminius bukletus. Galerijoje kaupiami dailės kūrinių fondai, suteikiama informacija apie LDS menininkus ir jų kūrybą.

Vilnius, Aušros Vartų g. 7

II–V nuo 12 iki 19 val.
VI nuo 12 iki 16 val.

20.12.2016, 17:00 – atidarymas


Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków


Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków organizes exhibitions, performance art, installations in public space, discussions, workshops and seminars. The institution is a platform for inter-generational and international exchanges of experiences and practices. Its program also raises questions concerning the function and obligations of a public institution with a social purpose.

plac Szczepański 3A, Kraków

BWA Gallery in Tarnów


BWA Gallery in Tarnów presents contemporary art – Polish and foreign classic works as well as the most interesting phenomena by new artists. Its flagship exhibitions in recent years were projects which connected art with the history of the town and local contexts, such as the exhibit “Tarnów: 1000 Years of Modernity,” devoted to modernistic Mościce. The “Permanent Exhibition” in Tarnów’s railway station is a branch of BWA Gallery.

Słowackiego 1, 33-100 Tarnów

The Kielce Institute of Design


Founded in 2012, the Kielce Institute of Design organizes exhibitions of both Polish and international design. It also organizes educational activities in the form of workshops and specialist training courses. The Italian Design School is part of the Institute’s program.

25-009 Kielce
3 Zamkowa st.

8.07.2016, 18:00
18:00 – Vernissage

12:00—14:00 – Debate:
„The quality mark in graphic design - the need or necessity?”
Special guests invited to the debate:
David Korzekwa – President of the Association of Graphic Designers
Angelika Gromotka – PR Association of Graphic Designers
Michal Zielinski – the Central Office of the National Certification
Elizabeth Dudek – Solplast

14:30 – Curatorial tour

Zamek Cieszyn


Zamek Cieszyn promotes good design as the key to the region’s development. It aids the initiation of projects which improve the quality of life and of the public space. It supports activities inspired by traditional craftsmanship. It organises exhibitions, specialist workshops and conferences. It connects design, business and the public sphere. It’s also an exceptionally beautiful place situated in the south of Poland, right on the border with the Czech Republic, close to the oldest historical monuments in the region.

43-400 Cieszyn
Zamkowa 3 a, b, c st.

17:00 – Vernissage

BWA Gallery of Contemporary Art Wrocław


BWA is Poland’s first design gallery and one of the most interesting galleries promoting creative communities connected to the field of design. The gallery’s activities are primarily concentrated on exhibitions, publishing (books, posters) and workshops. For several years, the gallery’s flagship educational project has been Design Now!, which encompasses such initiatives as 3D – Design for Children, Polish Wardrobe and Typoactivism.

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw


The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw is one of the most important and most popular institutions of modern art in Poland (in 2014 the museum had 134,000 visitors). The museum carries out research programs on the history of new art, and successively develops its offer for the public, concentrated on visual arts, graphic design, industrial design and architecture.

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilii Plater 51 st., Warsaw

13.11.2015, 7:00 p.m. – Vernissage
The exhibition is open from Tuesday
to Sunday, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Free entrance

14.11.2015 Saturday
12:00 p.m., „Polish Exhibitions of Graphic Symbols”, Patryk Hardziej and Rene Wawrzkiewicz
12:00 p.m., A meeting with Ryszard Bojar
2:00-3:00 p.m., Break
3:00 p.m., studio Otwarte
3:00 p.m., Mamastudio
4:00 p.m., Kuba Sowiński, Jakub De Barbaro
4:30-5:00 p.m., Break
5:00 p.m., Discussion: “Why do we need branding?”, participants: Jakub De Barbaro, Tomasz Lachowski, Kuba Sowiński and others
6:00 p.m., End
8:00 p.m., OWZG Party, Bar Studio, Plac Defilad 1, Palace of Culture and Science, Warszawa,, free entrance

15.11.2015 Sunday
12:00 p.m., White Cat Studio
12:00 p.m., UVMW
1:00 p.m., grupa Projektor
2:00-3:00 p.m., Break
3:00 p.m., Papajastudio
3:00 p.m., BNA
4:00 p.m., Łukasz Dziedzic
4:30-5:00 p.m., Break
5:00 p.m., Discussion: “Why does a city need a logo?”, participants: Marta Gawin, Papajastudio, Wojtek Mierowski, Andrzej-Ludwik Włoszczyński, Robert Zydel
6:00 p.m., End

Gdynia Design Centre


The Gdynia Design Centre is Poland’s largest centre for entrepreneurship and design, concerned with supporting and promoting the creative sector in Pomerania. The centre operates as part of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park. It also organises the largest summertime design festival, Gdynia Design Days.

PSTP Gdynia – Gdynia Design Centre
Al. Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia
building III

04.09.2015, 7:00 p.m. – opening
the exhibition is open every day until 23.10.2015 during the hours 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
free entrance

05.09.2015 – lectures
4:15 p.m. Patryk Hardziej and Rene Wawrzkiewicz – “Poland-wide Exhibitions of Graphic Symbols”
5:00 p.m. Adam Kamiński – “Perception / Creation / Symbol”
6:00 p.m. Oskar Podolski – “From Freestyle to Corporate Branding”
7:00 p.m. Michał Łojewski – “Secrets to Designing Visual Identification, with the PZU, PKO and NETIA Systems as Examples” (cancelled!)
8:00 p.m. Networking