Katy B Plummer We Believe You Babcia 2024. Production still by Kuba Dorabialaksi.jpg

Katy B Plummer, We Believe You Babcia, 2024. Production still by Kuba Dorabialaksi

Friday, 14 June 2024 - 10:00 am to Sunday, 28 July 2024 - 05:00 pm

WE BELIEVE YOU BABCIA is a multimedia art installation about Polish grandmothers, intergenerational relationships and the often untraced creative lineage of familial storytelling. The work is based on a thrilling ghost story, told to the artist’s children by their grandmother (a shy woman who grew up in Postwar Poland) who would never dream of calling herself an artist, but who has deeply marked the creative lives of her children and grandchildren with her storytelling gifts. 

This immersive installation recreates a moment from a story the artist’s rapt children would beg their grandmother to tell them, again and again; the story of how a 9-year-old Iwona and her fearless best friend Ania broke into an abandoned, bomb-ruined, pigeon filled theatre in 1960s Wroclaw, and encountered a strange apparition: a group of ghostly actors, dressed in historical costumes, silently occupying a flooded stage.

Talks and Events

Opening event 20 June 2024 RSVP 
Members & Volunteer preview 21 June 2024 RSVP 
Workshop17 July 2024 BOOK


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Contact information



Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1a West Esplanade

Manly NSW 2095