GDIF 2022 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 26 August-11 September 2022
Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed
26 - 29 August | 8.30pm, 9.00pm, 9.30pm & 10.00pm | Lower Grand Square
What to Expect: Sensory spectacle
Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage is under devastating attack: in response, Kyiv-based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and the Ukrainian creative team of ROCK ‘N’ LIGHT STUDIO and PTAKH JUNG have designed this dazzling digital artwork.
Originally created as a celebration of the deeply rooted Ukrainian tradition of publicly sited mosaics, artists have now reimagined the earlier work to create a spectacular audio-visual event for GDIF, with support from the Ukrainian Institute.
Many mosaics in Ukraine have been destroyed since the Russian invasion and so this poignant event is an important way of ensuring that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered, supported and celebrated.
We’re encouraging audiences to show their support for artists in Ukraine by donating here https://ueaf.moca.org.ua/
Talk: Between two fires: monumental Art in Ukraine
Learn more about the status of Ukraine’s rich artistic history at the National Maritime Museum.
On Monday 29 August Photographer Yevgen Nikiforov together with curator and art historian Lizaveta German will talk about the monumental art legacy of Ukraine of 1960–80s: it’s history, disputable status in contemporary culture, challenges of research and protection, and threads of disappearance under Russian shelling.
Click here to watch Between two fires: monumental Art in Ukraine
More information on Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed
How to attend
Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed is free to attend.
Level access across site, there are small ramps up to the grass in Old Royal Naval College and routes for Wheelchair users around the Cutty Sark.
A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users will be available.
On-site walking distances
Respite and Access Areas
The site is large and has many quiet areas to relax in.
Located at Cutty Sark Gardens with 50p charge, Blue Badge free.
Blue badge parking
Cutty Sark gardens, Park row (25 Park Row, London SE10 9NL), College Way Car Park.
Access drop-off point
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Presented by the Ukrainian Institute
Art Director: Tais Poda and Rock ‘n’ Light (Theta Arts & Tech)
Music: Ptakh Jung
Ukraine: Bits Destroyed is supported by the Ukrainian Institute, Arts Council England, The British Council, High Streets for All, Old Royal Naval College and Royal Museums Greenwich.
Where to find it
Lower Grand Square,
Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN