1997 Gdansk Millennium celebrations. The sad concrete walls of flats come to life. The first murals in Gdańsk are created. On the large gray slate at 7 Nagórskiego Street in the Zaspa district emerges ... a huge roman Colosseum. Beauty ancient architecture shown in contrast to contemporary times. One of the first works of Gdańsk’s collection of monumental mural paintings by Pawel Karczewski can be admired until today. In the neighbourhood new ones are still arising ...
Gdańsk Mural Gallery
Gdańsk is a city renowned for its murals. You can find them in many places: on buildings, in tunnels. Inspired by August 1980 wall murals are also on the pillars of the automobile overpass on Zielony Trójkąt (next to the shipyard). An interesting collection of murals can be seen on the walls of skyscrapers from Zaspa, one of Gdańsk’s “bedroom” districts. It is Europe’s largest collection of large-format paintings! Every year in July during the European Festival of Monumental Painting – Monumental Arts, artists from many countries stand on scaffolding, in order to create huge, moving, intriguing paintings. The wall murals in Zaspa are changing the image of a grey, bedroom estate into an unusual gallery, allowing residents to have daily contact with art. They are also its host: they have been prepared to act as local guides around the Mural Gallery. We invite you to take a walk around this unique exhibition.