The "Bailly-Cowell/Perszko in factory and as a guest Onchimowicz / Ostrowski" took place in Hajnówka in one of the production halls of Zakłady Maszynowe "Hamech" between 7.12.2006 and 10.12.2006.
At the exhibition work pieces of two great representatives of modern art – Patrick Bailly-Cowell and Jarosław Perszko. as well as two students of the Białystok University of Technology. Department of Architecture - Jacek Onchimowicz and Wacław Ostrowski were presented.
Patrick Bailly-Cowell – an artist living in France and linked with Poland since the beginning of the 90's. He is specialized in many disciplines of art – from painting, through installation and performance to photography. He is also a poet, art critic, curator, and organizer of artistic events. Founder of Topiło – Utopia – an international artistic symposium organized regularly in the region of Białowieska Forest, co-funder of "Artists in nature" Association.
Jarosław Perszko is an artist – a sculptor from Hajnówka. Since 1997 he is a research worker at Unit of Drawing. Painting and Sculpture at the Department of Architecture at Białystok University of Technology, and since 2002 also an Assistant Professor at Department of Interior Design at Białystok University of Technology. Founder of Topiło – Utopia, co-founder of "Artists in nature" Association.
These artists are well known in own countries, and abroad, due to many exhibitions – both individual and collective. Citiziens of Hajnówka and surroundings had opportunity to contemplate their art twice – during joint exhibition in PEC Boiler plant (2004) and the exhibition of projects being effect of the "Topiło – Utopia" initiative in Museum and Belarusian Culture Center (2005). Both of them were highly popular amongst the visitors from Hajnówka and Białystok. Citizens of Białystok have already known both of these artists from exhibitions at Galeria Arsenał.
The event was organized in cooperation with Hajnówka Cultural Center.