BWA Art Gallery in Olsztyn
Piłsudskiego 38, Olsztyn
Communion with the arts requires a proper space and mood. Both are provided by the BWA Art Gallery – the exhibition space of which is over 500 m2. The aim of the facility is to make visitors familiar with contemporary art, both Polish and foreign.
The Gallery is located in the centre of Olsztyn, in the same building as the planetarium and Planet 11 Library. It was founded in 1958, only it was located in the Castle at that time. It moved to its present premises in 1973.
The bases of the Gallery’s activity are temporary exhibitions – presenting painting, graphics, photography, sculpture and installations, which often utilise the new media. Moreover, the Gallery undertakes artistic education activities, as well as supports local artists.
Within the Gallery’s own collection there are mainly paintings and graphics. The collection is constantly enriched thanks to the Quadriennale of Polish Woodcut and Linocut (Quadriennale Drzeworytu i Linorytu Polskiego) which have been held since 1975. Moreover, since 1998, BWA organises the Olsztyn Biennale of Arts (Olsztyńskie Biennale Sztuki) which enables the local artistic circles to present their accomplishments.