Leopard Petrykivka - Artworks

"Petrykivka” is a village in east-central Ukraine renowned for its ornamental folk art traditions. In folk belief, Petrykivka paintings of flowers, berries and birds ward off evil spirits and ensure a fruitful, love-filled household. Petrykivka protest art, which featured in Ukrainian pro-democracy demonstrations in 2013, made a resurgence after Putin’s invasion. “Leopard Petrykivka” celebrates the international FREE THE LEOPARDS media campaign that persuaded Germany to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks--proving once again that the power of people is stronger than people in power!


Artist: Volodymyr Olshynetskyi
Art direction: Giles Jackson