Festival History

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PolArt is the largest Polish cultural festival outside Poland and is the only event that brings together the Polish communities of Australia and New Zealand.

PolArt attracts patronage from around the country, New Zealand and Poland both as participants and audience and in 2018 it will celebrate Poland’s 100th year of Independence.

Held triennially in capital cities around Australia, PolArt festivals have been held in:

  • Adelaide (1981, 1994, 2009)
  • Brisbane (1988, 2000)
  • Hobart (2006)
  • Melbourne (1984, 1997, 2015)
  • Perth (2012)
  • Sydney (1975, 1991, 2003)

In 2018 it will be Brisbane’s third turn to play host city.

PolArt 2018 Brisbane will take place from Thursday 27th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019 and will feature a wide variety of individual events and performances.



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