Residence: Design and share your Pysanky egg

Date published: 6 Jul 2022

Posted by: Joe Pick

Two Pysanky Eggs in a Wooden Bowl

This year, people around the world are decorating Pysanky eggs in solidarity with Ukraine. Mythology tells that every Pysanky decorated helps to keep evil out of the world. Show your hope and solidarity by decorating a paper egg for Tory Hayward’s ‘100 Eggs for Ukraine’ fundraising exhibition.

Three Pysanky Eggs in a Wooden Bowl
Pysanky eggs decorated by Tory Hayward

Your submitted designs will be featured in the exhibition in The Window Gallery at City Arts.

How to take part

You can submit an egg digitally. Download and decorate a template and email it to info@city-arts.org.uk. The template prints at A4. It is adapted from a design by ukrainianeggcessories.com.

Alternatively, print your egg and post it through the letterbox at City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH.

You can also pick up and drop off paper eggs at:

Please check the venue websites for opening times.

The deadline for returning your eggs is 25th July 2022.

About the project

Tory Hayward’s ‘100 Eggs for Ukraine’ exhibition is being supported by a City Arts bursary. It was awarded as part of our RESIDENCE project. Tory was for selected the bursary by a panel of residents from St Anns & Sneinton.

RESIDENCE is designed to connect artists with Nottingham’s communities. Local people become ‘Community Curators’. They design projects and commission artists, working together to explore the lives of people in Nottingham. The project offers people the power to define how culture can make a difference to their community.