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Polish paper cut-outs

1970-01-01/1985-12-31

Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

This paper cut-out is an example of traditional Polish craft referred to as wycinanki. The artwork consists of a piece of cream cardboard with Polish paper cut-outs stuck onto it. The piece consists of 7 flowers in two rows. They were purchased in Poland by Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, a Polish artist who migrated to Australia in 1949, as a representation of his cultural heritage as well as an inspiration for his own work. Born Joseph Ostoja-Kotkowski in Golub, Poland on 28 December 1922, Josef was known as Stan or Ostoja. He migrated to Melbourne in 1949 and settled in Sterling, South Australia in 1955. The State Library of South Australia has a significant collection related to Stan and his work.

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  • Title: Polish paper cut-outs
  • Date Created: 1970-01-01/1985-12-31
  • Provenance: These objects were purchased in Poland by Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski during a visit. Born Joseph Ostoja-Kotkowski in Golub, Poland on 28 December 1922, Josef was known as Stan or Ostoja. He migrated to Melbourne in 1949 and settled in Sterling, South Australia in 1955. The STate Library of South Australia has a significant collection related to Stan and his work.
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0

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