Joining the Hungarian painters regularly trading their works at Wednesday's Gozsdu Udvar market, four talented Ukrainian artists will also be displaying their creations today, 6 July. Organised by long-term Budapest resident Anastasia Chukovskaya, the stalls are being set up for the first time, with a view to a longer-term arrangement.

As soon as war broke out in Ukraine, warm-hearted producer and educator Anastasia Chukovskaya threw open her doors to refugees – "dogs, cats, parrots, people!", she laughs – even converting her husband's music studio into another space to house them. 

Among the many people who have stayed under their roof are four artists, all of whom will be exhibiting their work at the Gozsdu Udvar market today, Wednesday, 6 July. The items will also be for sale.

Among the refugee creatives are two teenagers, both 16, Alisa Podverbnaya and Andrei Nekraha, who is here without his parents. Chernomorsk art teacher Anastasia Marutina also helps in a pop-up Ukrainian school while Kharkiv artist Natalia Pustovit makes up the quartet with her fairy-tale imagery.

The artists all contributed to the recent United Way Hungary auction charity event at the Marriott Hotel and helped paint the walls at the Learning Without Borders educational centre for refugee children, run by Migration Aid. Anastasia also raises money for food vouchers through Hunhelp.

Look out for Ukrainian art at Gozsdu Udvar between 11am and 6pm. Anastasia hopes that this will be a regular weekly event – plus there will also be an exhibition at Szimpla Kert at the end of August. Watch this space!

Event information

Ukrainian artwork
Gozsdu Udvar
1075 Budapest, Király utca 13 
Wednesday, 6 July, 11am-6pm