International Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Lisa Bower History Collections Assistant Curator and Registrar


From Lisa Bower History Collections Assistant Curator and Registrar 

In honor of International Women’s Day, in support of #StandWithUkraine & in the spirit of the Mystetskyi Arsenal Team Appeal I wanted to spotlight the Ukrainian artist, Maria Prymachenkco (1908-1997). Her spirit and colourful artwork reminds me of Nova Scotia’s own Maude Lewis. The Ivankiv Historical-Cultural Museum which housed some of her works, was recently destroyed during the conflict in Ukraine.

Maria Prymachenko, A Dove Has Spread Her Wings And Asks for Peace
M. Prymachenko, A Dragon Descends on Ukraine... (1987) / Croatian Museum of Naive Art

Here are some examples of Nova Scotian embroidery and textiles that like Prymachenkco’s, combine the modern with the traditional.

Nova Scotia Supports People of Ukraine