The 6th edition of international medallic project called “Bonds” is a continuation of previous international projects titled “Freedom”in 2013 „Signs of the time” in 2012, “Home” in 2011, “Time” in 2010 and “Dialogue” in 2009. It was addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medallic art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. Finally 12 universities’ studios from 11 countries gathered to participate in it and these are from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Germany, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, and individual artists from the Italy, Polish, USA. Altogether 153 people exchanged their artistic experiences and thoughts about " Bonds " subject and its interpretations. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medallic art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

This project allows to broadly exchange various experiences in contemporary medallic art from centres in all over the world. It also demonstrates how precious and valuable is the mutual cooperation and the experience gained from it.

Project is initiated by Professor Joanna Bebarska and Doctor Sebastian Mikołajczak from Medal and Small Sculpture Forms Studio at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in Poland.

I want to thank all of you for taking part in our project and the whole your effort you have put in it. I hope it will result in further cooperation between the universities and in next projects.

                                                                                                  Project coordinator Dr Sebastian Mikołajczak