The footbridge over Aleja Armii Krajowej (Home Army Avenue) - Bielany/Żoliborz
The mural painting is to be seen on the constructive elements of the footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists over Aleja Armii Krajowej. This can be found between the Park of the Warsaw Uprising Scout Field Post in the Rudna estate in Bielany and the Potok estate in Żoliborzu, nearby Gwiaździsta street.
In the year 2016 the Żoliborz city council organised the contest for the mural painting in honour of the Home Army. A wall of tens metres wide was provided for this purpose. The contest winner became Jarek Fabiś, a self-taught artist from Babimost. Ania Świtalska-Jończyk and Magda Szilke, both painters, the graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts as well as an architect Kuba Grzechociński all participated in the project. The three above-mentioned people are the residents of Warsaw. Their grandparents had experienced what was presented on this mural.
The piece of work is impressive, indeed. Its width is 80 metres, its height is 8 metres, and the whole has the area of 580 square metres. The mural shows the scenes from both struggles in the Warsaw Uprising and guerrilla fights in forests.
Hard work started in April and lasted for few months. The artists used to work for c. 10 hours daily. Members of historic reconstruction groups helped the author by sitting for the artists. Based on that, the subsequent fragments of the mural were being created. The mural was open for public on October 3, 2016.
compiled by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
pictures taken by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
translated by: Monika Ałasa
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