As part of a mobile exhibition titled “We Like Being Here Together” and held between 4-11 June 2016, we presented 10 amazing works of the artistic group from the Rusz Gallery (Joanna Górska i Rafał Góralski) in Bydgoszcz, Włocławek, Toruń, Wąbrzeźno, Chełmno, Koronowo, Nakło nad Notecią and Żnin. It was an unusual tour of thought- and reflection-provoking pictures. We induced the inhabitants of the voivodeship to be aware of the place they live in and their neighbours as well as to like them more. We want to make a harmonious community as this is the only way to build a strong, modern region and develop innovative economy.
In their works, the artists showed that together we can do more. We can change our environment, shape the future and create our own history. The contemporary consumer world promotes individualism. It encourages us to highlight our distinctiveness, focus on ourselves and accomplish our own goals. It tells us that we can be self-sufficient and we do not need other people to be happy. This is illusive. We live in a society and other people are essential for us to live, work and develop.
The exhibition was accompanied by billboard workshops titled “What Makes Us Happy and Enthralled?” We let the youngest inhabitants of the voivodeship take the floor. The primary school students from Wąbrzeźno, Chełmno, Koronowo, Nakło nad Notecią and Żnin were involved in creating the mobile billboard. Their task was to write or draw what makes them happy and enthralled on the billboard specially designed by the artists. They created 5 fantastic works with beautiful pictures and inspiring words. The children from our voivodeship are made happy and enthralled by, among others, time spent with their families and friends, games, travelling, painting, reading books, dinosaurs, holidays, spring, etc. The works of the participants were presented along with the exhibition.
The project was co-financed from the budget of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.