The Victory Gallery - Definitely no ordinary Art Shop!

$ 745,966 raised as of Apr 2, 2024

Fighting War with Art

Ukraine Aid Ops' Victory Gallery art project is an initiative to turn war artifacts into art. UAO collects military artifacts provided by Ukrainian soldiers and works with local artists in Ukraine to incorporate them into art. The UAO Victory Gallery is also the perfect address for militaria and war memorabilia collectors - offering exclusive pieces from the battlefield.

Our objective is to convert remnants of conflict into artwork with the idea of art defeating the aggressor's evil. The produced artwork will be available as perks for certain donations and proceeds will be used to equip the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The net proceeds of your purchase will go into purchasing life-saving helmets, plates, or other items that may well save a life. Ukraine Aid Operations is run by volunteers from many countries across the world and is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States.

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Most Wanted

These art pieces are by far the most popular pieces in the collection. Be it as a personal souvenir, a gift, or a remembrance of Ukrainian strength, these items have brought joy to many happy supporters.

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Recently Added

Here you find our most recent additions to the Victory Gallery! Usually, recently added items attract the biggest attention, so do not hesitate if you like one of the pieces.

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Metal Figurines (Designed by Hisoshi Art Studio in Kyiv)

You can get unique sculptures of Ukrainian soldiers. All pieces are designed by the metal artists of the acknowledged Hisoshi Art Studio and made from the shells found at the frontlines. For information about the artists, have a look on their Instagram.

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30mm Shells (Painted by Ukraine's Most Skilled Artists)

30mm shells belong to the most used type of ammunition - being used by autocannons. For our artists, they are perfect objects for elaborated art pieces. Have a look on the different motives and choose the one which fits perfectly on your shelf.

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Our Tryzub Collection (Designed by Hisoshi Art Studio in Kyiv)

The Tryzub - the Iconic Ukrainian Coat of Arms! The metal artists of the Hisoshi Art Studio take pieces of real Russian planes and helicopters and spike them on crafted Tryzubs to symbolize Ukrainian strength over Russian aggression. For information about the artists, have a look on their Instagram.

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Art Pieces from the Worlds Most Famous Tank (Russian tank destroyed near Kyiv)

The home of Artem, Ivanka, and their mother Julia was completely destroyed by the invading Russians, with an entire ruined tank in their cabbage patch as a reminder. They take pieces of the destroyed tank and turn them to art - watch their story on Youtube: The Story of the "Cabbage Tank"

Museum Collection

The Museum Collection represents our most exclusive art works! These pieces are able to attract great attention for each private collection, exhibitions or in museums.

Victory Gallery Museum Tour

How the Art Pieces are Made

  • Lenny Pridatko

    Victory Gallery - Curator

    E-Mail: lenny@ukraineaidops.org

  • Jonathan Lippert

    Ukraine Aid Operations - Member of the Board

    E-Mail: jonathan@ukraineaidops.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all Victory Gallery items made from real battlefield shells?

Yes! All items are made from shells and atifact collected on the Ukrainian battlefield. This includes for instance pieces of SU34 planes, MI-17 helicopters, 30mm shells, tank shells, missiles, ammunition or tanks.

How long will my shipment take?

Due to war conditions, shipment can take up to 2-4 months (unless stated otherwise).

Do you offer custom orders?

Yes, the Victory Gallery also offers custom orders. Please contact lenny@ukraineaidops.org for requests and further information.

I live far away (e.g. US, Australia or Japan) in a country with tight import regulations. Can I still make an order?

Yes, we ship worldwide! Since our items are clearly art-related, we also never experienced problems in countries with tight import regulations.

Can I make an additional donation?

Yes! During the checkout process, you can make an additional donation for our work in Ukraine. 100% of your donation is used to buy equipment for the defenders of Ukraine.

How is the raised money used?

Ukraine Aid Operations is an international group of civilian volunteers securing protective gear and life-saving equipment, delivered directly into the hands of front line defenders in Ukraine. All proceeds from the Victory Gallery are used to buy equipment for the defenders of Ukraine.

We provide...

  • Protective gear (e.g. helmets, plates, safety goggles, ear protection) 
  • Clothing (e.g. winter uniforms, shoes, thermal underwear, gloves)
  • Technical equipment (e.g. secure radios, night vision devices, drones)
  • Medical and other equipment (e.g. IFAKs, sleeping bags, generators)
  • Vehicles (e.g. ambulances, med-evac cars)

Is my purchase tax-deductible?

We have been granted public charity 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the US from the IRS in the name of our fundraising arm, "United Aid and Logistics Foundation". For US tax-payers, this means:

  • Donations to us that don’t involve Victory Gallery or similar items or services can be tax deductible to the full extent of the law for those who file US income taxes.

  • Donations which receive Victory Gallery or similar items in return can be partially deductible for US tax-payers, namely the amount paid above the fair market value (FMV) of the object. The amount above the fair market value is formally a donation and can be tax-deductible. If you completed a transaction which includes an item, you should receive a disclosure stating both the fair market value of the object and the total amount you paid for it (we provide this disclosure around the end of the financial year). This disclosure can be used as a receipt for your tax declaration. If you don’t see an FMV for an object your are interested in, please contact us and we will provide it.

  • To our knowledge at this time donations of any type to us are not tax deductible in other countries than the US.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can send a mail to: victory.gallery@ukraineaidops.org

Our Artists

Hisoshi Art Studio

Located in Kyiv, this team of Ukrainian metal artists is famous all across Ukraine for their daring motives. Check out their work on their Instagram profile.

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Tetyana Shacun

Tetyana comes from the Dnipropetrovsk region. She is an expert in painting on battlefield artifacts such as exploded shells, ammunition or helmets. Have a look on her Instagram to see more.

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Ivanka & Artem

The home of Artem, Ivanka, and their mother Julia was completely destroyed by the invading Russians, with an entire ruined tank in their cabbage patch as a reminder. They take pieces of the destroyed tank and turn them to art - watch their story on Youtube.

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Mila Yakovleva

Mila is one of our most talented Victory Gallery artists, focusing particularly on 30mm shells and oil paintings. Have a look on her Instagram page to see more of her works.

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Kati Soroka

In her art, Kati focuses on painting artillery shells as well as mortar or RPG boxes. Have a look on her Instagram to see more of her painting skills.

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Acts Lots Charity

Famous Ukrainian actors and artists, Anna Huliaieva, Vlad Nikityuk, Nastya Tsymbalaru, & Gregory Baklanov, members of the Acts Lots charity jumped on the opportunity to help raise funds for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and remind the world of the urgent need to stop the Russian terrorist state. Each actor created a unique mosaic for the Victory Gallery fundraising initiative incorporating military artifacts obtained from the fronlines.

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