free_doom_land by Kateryna Gaidamaka, as part of the 'Visions of Home' Wembley Park Art Trail in Wembley Park

Free_doom_land by Kateryna Gaidamaka

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    Arena Square, Wembley Park, Wembley, UK
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Telephone Boxes, Print, 2022

Using the telephone boxes as a metaphor of communication passing through and beyond any given destination, space and time, 'Free_doom_land' by Kateryna Gaidamaka portrays a layered narration of the horrific and explosive violence that hit Ukraine - a land that is now rendered increasingly vulnerable under the occupation and its vandalising force capable of exasperating and rotting every vulnerability.

Visions of Home art trail

Launching in Summer 2022, 'Visions of Home', curated by Ukrainian-born artist and photographer Ira Lupu, consists of six major public realm artworks, that form part of our free Wembley Park Art Trail. On display until October 2022, 'Visions of Home' incorporates a variety of photographic artworks, murals, and digital artworks – all conveying powerful messages to raise awareness of just how the sense of home has been forever altered, from the perspective of Ukrainian artists. ‘Visions of Home’ gently celebrates this peaceful place of belonging as an inseparable concept that lives forever in the Ukrainian consciousness, using the urban landscape of Wembley Park, with careful consideration, as the canvas for art allows the viewer to absorb its power and beauty at every turn, in a subtle yet impactful way.

Tvoya Opora

For ‘Visions of Home', Wembley Park is partnering with the charity fund Tvoya Opora, (meaning 'Your Support') which is currently fundraising to expand and improve the refugee shelter in Lviv, “Vse Bude Dobre” - “Everything Will Be Fine", – the most populated refugee camp in the country at present. Tvoya Opora is the shelter where Elena Subach & Helen Zhgir photographed much of the people featured in the exhibition.