We are thrilled to share with you our latest video about the WILDArt Plein Air that took place in Synevyr National Nature Park, Ukraine. Get a glimpse of the event, the artists and their work, and dive into the Darvaika Wilderness with us.
Please also read: WILDArt 2018: 11 artists in Synevyr Wilderness Ukraine
A wild adventure!
Last August, European Wilderness Society welcomed 11 different artists from 5 different countries to the Synevyr National Nature Park in Ukraine. The unique nature inspired the artists from the Netherlands, Austria, Czech, Romania and Ukraine. They expressed this beauty in paintings, drawings, photos, landart and dances. This event was organised in the framework of the project Areas of Inspiration. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, involving areas in Estonia, Czech, Slovakia and Ukraine. As you can see in the video, the event was a huge success. The artists experienced Wilderness, created beautiful artwork and formed new friendships.
Through WildArt Plein Art event in Synevyr, I’ve discovered a new Wilderness area in which I had the joy to meet amazing companions. In just one week, I’ve learned a lot of new things about nature and also how to connect with people, even though it was a short time. I believe that we made some bonds and in the near future, we will meet again to do some wonderful work.
Daniel Mîrlea, Wildlife Photographer from Romania
This is a really beautiful video! It is so good to remember once again each participant of the WILDArt Plein Air! We are very grateful for this film!
Yuriy Babichyn, head of educational department Synevyr National Nature Park
Get to know the participants
You can also read more about the experiences, background and work of our artists. Visit the websites of Janin Salzger, Jan Botek, Ruslan Gleb, Rick Lichtenberg and Richard Verbeek, Svitlana Kyrlyk, Liset Van Dommelen, Henk Kuipers, Daniel Mîrlea , Miriam Hartman and Vít Hrdousek. You will see more of their WILDArt work that they produced during the event in Ukraine. A selection of the artwork will also be part of an exhibition on various locations through Europe. These exhibition will take place in 2018-2019. More information on the exhibitions will follow.
For next year the European Wilderness Society is exploring the possibilities to organise WILDArt Plein Air in one of the wildest places in Italy. In Majella National Park we find Majella Wilderness that is home to wolves, bears, golden eagles and chamois. There we find high mountain peaks, dense mountain pine forests and deep river gorges. Did our video inspire you and would you like to participate in the next edition? Make sure you register for our newsletter to stay up to date.
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