The Monumental Painting Collection in Gdansk is an integrated open air gallery consisting of 60 large format murals painted in the settlement of Zaspa. The collection integrates three other related activities: Monumental Art Festival, Gdansk School of Mural and  Local Guides .

The first 10 pieces in the Collection were painted in 1997 during the festival organised to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Gdansk.

The idea was revived in 2009 with the Monumental Art Festival. The seven editions of the festival extended the collection  with 38 new pieces painted by renowned artists from all over the world.

In 2010, Gdansk School of Mural started contributing to the project. It is an initiative aimed at the integration and education of artists interested in monumental painting.

The last, but not least, the Collection is also the Local Guides group, made up of Zaspa residents, walking the tours through the Collection, present the history of the settlement, local legends and stories behind the creation of murals. The Zaspa settlement with its murals is a perfect base to get to know the recent history of Gdansk and Poland. The tours are free of charge. See Tours for more information.

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Project Owner
City Culture Institute <www.ikm.gda.pl/en>
e-mail: ikm@ikm.gda.pl
Długi Targ st. 39/40
80-830 Gdańsk
tel: + 48 58 760 72 16
fax: +48 58 760 72 15
Mon.-Fri., 9.00 - 17.00

Project Manager
Barbara Sroka
email: barbara.sroka@ikm.gda.pl
tel.: +48 58 760 72 16

Media Contact Person
Marta Bednarska
e-mail: marta.bednarska@ikm.gda.pl
tel: +48 784 594 003

Guided tours:
Cultural Information Point
Długi Targ st. 39/40,
Mon - Fri  10.00 - 18.00;
Sat - Sun  12.00 – 16.00
email: punkt@ikm.gda.pl,
tel. +48 58 3012016

The picture in the background of the home page presents the original design of the Zaspa estate. Source: Architektura nr 8/273 z August 1970. Article author Wiesław Gruszkowski. Architects: Roman Hordyński, Stefan Grochowski and Teresa Opic. Mockup: Zygfryd Wiklend.