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140 years of school in Dol140 YEARS OF SCHOOL IN DOL
Dol, Remetina kuhinja house (the future Sacral collection), 21 December 2018 – 9 January 2019

Organisation: Tartajun Association
Realisation and design: Stari Grad Museum
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Since in 2018 the regional school in Dol (which belongs to the Petar Hektorović Elementary School in Stari Grad) celebrates 140 years of its existence and also possesses valuable archival material, the School through the past as the foundation for the future project aims to present to the local population the importance of preserving schools in small rural areas of the island. At the same time, this exhibition marks the long tradition of education and preserves the cultural and traditional heritage of this region.

The project and exhibition organiser is the Tartajun Association, while the Stari Grad Museum is responsible for the exhibition realisation and design. The entire project is funded by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.

From baraka to fabrika / Fish processing on the island of HvarFROM BARAKA TO FABRIKA: FISH PROCESSING ON THE ISLAND OF HVAR
14 August – 12 October 2018

Exhibition author: Veronika Gamulin
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition focuses on the tradition of fish salting, present on the island for many centuries, as well as the history of the fish processing industry, i.e. sardine factories operating in Jelsa, Vrboska, Sućuraj and the town of Hvar.

From the earliest times, fishing has been the cornerstone of life on the island of Hvar. Abundance of small pelagic fish, especially pilchard, has always been, along with grapes and olives, the backbone of local economy and socio-cultural development. Economically, culturally and symbolically, the most important commodity is undoubtedly pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) and a long tradition of pilchard salting has survived to this day.

The fish was salted in barrels, stored in specialised buildings called baraka, that once existed in all coastal settlements on the island of Hvar. Due to the development of technology and foreign investment, island’s first fabrika (a sardine factory) appeared in the second half of the 19th century. Fishermen from Hvar spread the tradition of fish salting throughout the Mediterranean, all the way to the southern coasts of Africa and the New World, establishing fishing and fish-processing centres and trade. With the emergence of mass tourism in the 1960’s fishing and fish processing lost their economic and social importance. The Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union and the growing concern for sustainable use of maritime resources pose new challenges. After centuries of glorious past of salted pilchard, today there is not a single purse seiner or fish processing company on the island.

The exhibition was realised in collaboration with the Croatian Maritime Museum Split, Jelsa Municipal Museum, Hvar Heritage Museum and the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research.

Robert Šimrak: The idea of chaosROBERT ŠIMRAK: THE IDEA OF CHAOS
16 July – 6 August 2018

Curator: Vinko Srhoj
Exhibition design: Stari Grad Museum
Photographs: Robert Kožić
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The series of acrylic by Robert Šimrak titled “The Idea of Chaos” is dedicated to the First World War, the war of all wars that the contemporaries viewed as a disaster so large that the collective imagination could not imagine another such conflict. With the war that will end all wars in the naive hope of mankind, the First World War, through the iconography of the Croatian soldier’s casualties in the uniforms of the Austro-Hungarian army, also occupied Šimrak. His First World War is a dedication to an ordinary soldier, a Croatian civilian in the war uniform who reached the bitter glory of the 42. Home Guard Division called the “Devils’s Division”.

With this exhibition, Stari Grad Museum marked the centenary of the end of the First World War, after the exhibition Stari Grad during World War I and the Italian occupation in 2014 with which the Museum joined the National Programme of the Celebration of the Centenary of the First World War.

30 March – 30 April 2018

The exhibition presents the design projects of several buildings in Stari Grad and Dol, made during the multi-day international architecture and urban planning workshop organised by the Stari Grad Municipality, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy at the University of Split and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana.

The students worked with their professors to design projects for the Summer Cinema complex, part of the area within the scope of the urban plan of Račice-Vratenjica, the Dolci football pitch, the “Mlin” building in Stari Grad and the project of the Youth Home at Glavica in Dol, which is designed as a Museum of lavender.

110 years of school building in Stari Grad110 YEARS OF SCHOOL BUILDING IN STARI GRAD
26 January – 16 February 2018

Exhibition authors: Mladen Domazet, Vilma Stojković, Andrea Devlahović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

This exhibition presents an overview of the history of schooling in Stari Grad, which has a long tradition since the first primary school for boys was opened in 1828 and for girls in 1869. Particular emphasis is placed on the construction of the new school building in 1908, as a result of local initiatives due to which the municipality entered a long-term debt burden. Of course, with this the municipality expressed unequivocal views on its own understanding of the role of child education and training. Numerous archive materials were used during the production of the exhibition (Archives of the Stari Grad Museum and Museum of the Dominican Monastery, Archives of Petar Hektorović Primary School, Archives Radoslavić, Kovačević, Zaninović, Bogdanić).


Željko Luka Fredotović: Traditional ship modelsŽELJKO LUKA FREDOTOVIĆ: TRADITIONAL SHIP MODELS
14 September – 5 October 2017

Exhibition design: Aldo Čavić, Andrea Devlahović, Vilma Stojković
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Željko Luka Fredotović, born in 1950 in the village of Vrbanj on the island of Hvar, started making ship models in his childhood, and his love for ships is alive still. He creates his models remaining true to the original, even in the choice of material. He regularly participates in numerous group exhibitions, national and international competitions where he has won numerous medals.

This exhibition is organised as part of the International Maritime Festival “Days in the Bay”.

Magda Dulčić: Comics and illustrationsMAGDA DULČIĆ: COMICS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
1 September 2017 – permanent

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić
Associate: Ivan Svaguša
Exhibition design: Viktor Popović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Stari Grad Museum received the complete art legacy of Magda Dulčić (1965 – 2016), which was donated by the mother of the late artist. It contains original drawings, illustrations for numerous books, original comics (many of which have not been published), drawings for animated films, collages and assemblages, photographs, animated films on DVDs, awards and recognitions gained throughout life, personal library. As the first step in the presentation of the artist, her first posthumous exhibition exhibits the selected part of her work on illustration and comics in a room of Juraj Plančić Gallery as part of a permanent exhibition Four Stari Grad artists of the 20th century.

Hvar island's dessertsHVAR ISLAND’S DESSERTS
3 – 31 August 2017

Exhibition authors: Vilma Stojković, Jelena Ivanišević, Melanija Belaj
Associate: Vinka Tudor
Graphic design: Ivan Klepac
Photographs: Mario Romulić, Vilma Stojković

The sweet island of Hvar is most definitely an interesting topic, not only for gourmands and bakers attracted to its tradition, but also for its museologists, and especially ethnographers and anthropologists of food. The history of dessert preparation is closely related to the island’s customs and the yearly cycle, a relationship unaltered to this day. Marica Buratović and Flora Turner Vučetić worked on island customs relating to sweet items and their history, and their knowledge was a great help in creating this exhibition. It is no coincidence that this exhibition is taking place during the fortieth anniversary of the paprenjok (“gingerbread”) exhibition at which Toni Politeo opened his gallery in Tvrdalj.

This exhibition covers all the traditional island sweets, including the occasional forgotten dessert available at the museum table. Such desserts include those our grandparents made – biša, kotonjoda, škanjate and cakes which to this day remain an essential part of all festivities – cviti, paprenjaci, hrustule, pašurate, bruštuloni omenduli and sweets as simple as dried figs or arancini (candied orange zest).

Vannes, European Maritime Heritage Village, 22 – 28 May 2017

Photographs: Bojan Brecelj, Stari Grad Museum archive, Pawel Jaroszewski

Stari Grad Museum presented the rich maritime heritage of Stari Grad on the maritime festival Week of the Gulf of Morbihan (La semaine du Golfe du Morbihan) in the French region of Brittany. In the Croatian i.e. Dalmatian tent, as part of the festival’s European Maritime Heritage Village, Museum presented an exhibition of photographs and the figurehead of the pelig Il Giglio from the 19th century.


Faces of PharosFACES OF PHAROS
9 September 2016 – 31 July 2017

Exhibition author: Sara Popović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović
Photographs: Bojan Brecelj, Andrea Devlahović

The archaeological site around the church of St John – Remete vrt (Remete garden) in Stari Grad has been for a number of years excavated by the Conservation Department in Split. After a five-year break, in 2008 the site came under the management of the newly established Stari Grad Museum. Excavations, aimed at the interpretation and the presentation of the site, began the following year.

Carrying out excavations on this complex and previously almost entirely excavated site, was very ungratifying. It’s not only about trying to understand torn pages of certain periods but also about reconstructing the whole plot of the book of which only the last chapter has been preserved. In the beginning, nothing was clear and there was no room for error. We needed 8 campaigns throughout 5 years to reconstruct the story. From high heat to flooded trenches in winter, fine work of cleaning skeletons to the rough one of transferring huge stone blocks, from washing and analysing tons of small pottery fragments to million points recorded with total station, with lots of laughter, and sometimes nervousness, yet it was always a job well done. This is a story of success.

Jagoda Buić: Drawings, gouaches, ships 2015/2016JAGODA BUIĆ: DRAWINGS, GOUACHES, SHIPS 2015/2016
6 – 30 September 2016

Exhibition design: Jagoda Buić
Coordinators: Luka Jerković, Vilma Stojković

Presenting Jagoda Buić would not be easy even in a much larger area using works in various techniques which she tried and successfully proved herself. She is world renowned and well known as an artist who renewed the art of tapestry and gave it a contemporary and sculpturally sovereign creative expression. But, she is no less known as a costume and set designer as well as a theatre director who closely associates temporal and musical dimension of the plot with a complex spatial experience. The best thing to say is that Jagoda Buić is a highly original creative phenomenon with complete artistic sense and talent, with appropriate training and experience, acquired and tested in many places, proven and confirmed across the globe.

Jagoda Buić is coming to Stari Grad, a town of her ancestors, and (family and other) friends. She presents herself with the works of smaller dimensions and modest techniques, but works of an adequate Mediterranean inspiration and appropriate creative intensity. Even in smaller formats and unpretentious operations she confirms her size.

The introductory essay was written by Tonko Maroević F.C.A.

Jadranka Fatur: Selection of works 1972-2016JADRANKA FATUR: SELECTION OF WORKS 1972-2016
1 – 31 August 2016

Curator: Tonko Maroević
Photographs: Bojan Brecelj
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Through her origin and work Jadranka Fatur is largely related to the island Hvar, the Stari Grad area, especially to her Rudina where she spent many memorable moments and experienced important formative experiences. This emotional heritage and stratification of primeval life she honoured as a writer, publishing three books inspired by Rudina ambiences and people. However, Jadranka Fatur is first and foremost the academic painter, with well-deserved recognition. She didn’t exhibit too often – twenty solo exhibitions in over four decades of work (even with one full decade of pause) – but on the collective, panoramic, anthological and representative exhibitions at home and abroad she acquired considerable fame and status.

By choosing her works in various techniques and from various periods Jadranka Fatur addresses Stari Grad audience as a mature personality with the historical role and the fresh confirmation of the latest, current artistic tendencies.

The introductory essay was written by Tonko Maroević F.C.A.

Brussels, European Parliament, Yehudi Menuhin Space, 4 – 11 April 2016
Zagreb, Archaeological museum, 10 – 28 May 2016
Stari Grad, Stari Grad Museum, 8 June – 5 July 2016
Jelsa, Jelsa Municipal Museum, 7 – 20 July 2016
Hvar, Loggia, 14 – 22 September 2016

Authors: Aldo Čavić, Andrea Devlahović, Marija Plenković, Vilma Stojković
Photographs: Bojan Brecelj, Stipe Surać, Marko Vodanović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition, organised by Stari Grad Museum with the help of Stari Grad Municipality and in collaboration with three photographers, represents the island of Hvar as a unique island in the Adriatic. It shows all the richness of the island that can truly be called a UNESCO island. With the Stari Grad Plain and historical centre of Stari Grad, enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List, under the protection of UNESCO are two original Hvar intangible phenomena – the procession Following the Cross and Agave lace made by Benedictine nuns from Hvar town, as well as common heritage of the Mediterranean diet and klapa singing.

Current archaeological research in Croatia 2016CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN CROATIA
19 – 23 April 2016

Organisers: Archaeological museum in Zagreb, Stari Grad Museum, Agency for the Management of Stari Grad Plain
Authors: Sanjin Mihelić, Jacqueline Balen

This travelling exhibition consists of posters presenting the archaeological excavations at various archaeological sites around Croatia.

The Biankini family - reformers and benefactorsTHE BIANKINI FAMILY – REFORMERS AND BENEFACTORS
29 January – 31 March 2016

Authors: Aldo Čavić, Andrea Devlahović, Mladen Domazet, Marija Plenković, Vilma Stojković
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Stari Grad Museum was once home to a harmonious and hard-working Biankini family. Father Juraj and mother Cvita had seven children. Biankini brothers were particularly significant and they had a major impact on the development of the town.
The oldest of the brothers – Dinko (Domenico) continued the family’s naval tradition and became a captain. He was actively involved in politics and at the beginning of the 20th century he became the mayor of Stari Grad. Petar, an agronomist, wrote and published in 1888 the first horticultural manual in Croatia “On the Cultivation and Nurturing of Flowers, Decorative Shrubs and Trees”. In Stari Grad he built the municipal park Vorba and the family park Jurjevac. Ante, who was a surgeon, emigrated to the United States. He was a professor of surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. He actively participated in immigrant Croatian politics during the First World War. Juraj was a priest, but is better known as a prominent Dalmatian politician, people’s champion, a member of the Imperial Council in Vienna and long-time editor of the People’s Paper in Zadar. The palace, which today houses the Stari Grad Museum, was built by the Biankini brothers for representative purposes, and was later donated to Stari Grad and with this exhibition we are honouring this famous family.


Ivana Petan: From the BeginningIVANA PETAN: FROM THE BEGINNING
7 – 31 August 2015

Exhibition design: Ivana Petan
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Bosom of the earth, tulips and opened, blown seeds are Petan’s subject for some time, and two ceramic installations at Stari Grad Museum represent a natural sequence. With them – one in the outer space of the garden of the museum, the other in the interior of the museum, Ivana Petan somehow revealed invisible and inseparable connection of dimensions that are otherwise unconnected opposite each other.

The introductory essay on the work of Ivana Petan was written by Bojan Brecelj.

Miša Jelnikar: JewelleryMIŠA JELNIKAR: JEWELLERY
7 – 31 August 2015

Exhibition design: Miša Jelnikar, Viktor Popović, Aldo Čavić, Vilma Stojković, Andrea Devlahović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition of contemporary jewellery by Miša Jelnikar (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1945), prominent and award-winning artist of international reputation was in many ways a specific exhibition for Stari Grad Museum.

Her jewellery design is modernistic and stylised to basic geometric shapes, and its modernity closely complements the simplicity and leanness of prehistoric or medieval artistic presentation. Contemporary jewellery inspired by old forms indicates the forms that are eternal and not subject to artistic fashions and changes, such as spiral, ellipse or circle.

The introductory essay on the work of Miša Jelnikar was written by dr.sc. Vinko Srhoj, professor at the Department of Art History, University of Zadar.

Viktor Popović: Untitled [Archive ST3]VIKTOR POPOVIĆ: UNTITLED [ARCHIVE ST3]
16 July – 2 August 2015

Exhibition design: Viktor Popović

Solo exhibition of Viktor Popović in the Juraj Plančić Gallery of Stari Grad Museum is a continuation of yearly presentation of contemporary Croatian artists during the summer season.

Viktor Popović covered the gallery walls with digital photo prints of destroyed model of the winning project for the development of Split 3 (a quarter in Split) from 1968-1969. On the newly defined surface Popović applies his works – objects which further elaborate the basic motif. Again, as the basis of each object he uses a digital print of archival photos, but this time it is the model of only one segment of the project – today’s Ruđer Bošković street in Split. On the photos he applies an isometric drawing of geometric bodies made of graphite rods, originally used as leads for mechanical pencils. By choosing graphite as a basic drawing material, he builds a link with the creative process of creating architectural and artistic project. The resulting object is a sort of a hybrid between a photograph, drawing and a relief that, whether we know the background story of the project or not, clearly communicates Popović’s fundamental idea, and it is a creative process regardless of the medium in which it materialises.

The introductory essay was written by Jasminka Babić, senior curator of the Museum of Fine Arts in Split.

Dino Lučić-Lavčević: ExhibitionDINO LUČIĆ-LAVČEVIĆ: EXHIBITION
30 January 2015

Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković

The exhibition presents a young photographer (and poet) from Stari Grad – Dino Lučić-Lavčević and his black and white photographs printed on canvas.

“…it seems to me that the photographer Petar Dabac said that the photography is freedom and that he doesn’t really care about the rules, and so it is for me, pure pleasure, perfect for escape. The equipment is modest, as is the knowledge. I avoid photographing people, not because I don’t like them, but because I find more pleasure in photographing details. I like when everything is easy and not burdened with emotion. I like that there is no philosophy. Sure I sometimes photograph a handsome motif when I get a chance, but it’s not my first choice. I don’t like when I can’t sleep, like now, I took advantage of this fact and wrote everything I would like to say. That’s it, I gave it my best…”

Bojan Brecelj: First dayBOJAN BRECELJ: FIRST DAY
30 January 2015

Selffishstudio is a special installation by the Ljubljana photographer Bojan Brecelj designed for self-portraiture. A person looks at itself in the mirror and activates the camera (placed behind the mirror) at the time that she/he wants. The procedure of portraying “without photographer” gives unique results, reflecting the creativity and a being with an open heart.

The Selffish project, through a series of smaller projects from 2009 to 2014, develops the story about the identity of people and places presented by “multiple authors.” Anyone who collaborates and creates their self-portrait (and tell their story connected to a particular topic) is the author of the project.

Installation of the studio at the museum intends to create a special record of visitors in the Museum Night 2015 in Stari Grad, and is also a starting point for the project the author calls “SEVEN days”.


Iva-Matija Bitanga and Leo Vukelić: Winter PeriodIVA-MATIJA BITANGA AND LEO VUKELIĆ: WINTER PERIOD
27 September – 15 October 2014

Exhibition design: Iva-Matija Bitanga, Leo Vukelić

Winter period is an exhibition of works by Iva-Matija Bitanga and Leo Vukelić created in the period from October 2013 to May 2014, and consists of drawings, watercolors and acrylics on canvas of various sizes and a number of special items.

“In the period of winter 2013/2014 we sent to Stari Grad Museum our recently created works, by mail, under the assumption that the museum is closed to the public during that time. Actually I, Leo, sent them by mail and Iva used services of Tisak Packages. We wanted to share, in this very intense period of the year for us, our intense thinking about art with Aldo, director of Stari Grad Museum, believing that during the winter period he is little less burdened with work. I, Leo, was very committed to this, while Iva sent her work more irregularly. I tried to create a daily log of winter life (with) art, while Iva interpreted it. She was probably more honest than me. With three kids it is not easy to think about art.” (Leo Vukelić)

Stari Grad during World War I (1914 – 1918) and the Italian occupation (1918 – 1921)STARI GRAD ON THE ISLAND HVARU DURING WORLD WAR I (1914 – 1918) AND THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION (1918 – 1921) – RECORDS OF TIME
Stari Grad, Stari Grad Museum, 20 August – 20 September 2014
Split, State Archives 9 – 16 June 2015.

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić, Mladen Domazet, Vilma Stojković
Exhibition design: Viktor Popović
Exhibition soundtrack: Ksenija Ladić, Maja Žarković
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition is the result of several years of research and collection of photo material and documents from World War I. The research was conducted by curators of Stari Grad Museum, Vilma Stojković and Aldo Čavić and dr.sc. Mladen Domazet, a professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy in Split, who are also the authors of the exhibition.

The exhibition presents only a selection of the collected material, the part which illustrates everyday island town during First World War and post-war Italian occupation. The chronology of the war in this region, written by the contemporary witness of events, writer and teacher Petar Kuničić, is published in the exhibition catalogue.

With this exhibition Stari Grad Museum participates in the National Programme of the Celebration of the Centenary of the First World War.

Josip Makjanić, a self-taught sculptor from the beginning of the 20th centuryJOSIP MAKJANIĆ, A SELF-TAUGHT SCULPTOR FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY
11 July – 16 August 2014

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić, Vinko Srhoj
Exhibition design: Viktor Popović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Josip Makjanić, a self-taught sculptor from Svirče, was born in 1837. It was only in later years, in the wake of youthful desire, and already at an advanced age, that he began to sculpt.

His opus of 68 sculptures is mainly related to religious motives he saw in Hvar churches, but also to portraits of loved ones. All the works, as he mentions himself, are trimmed with a razor in olive wood and relatively small in size.

The exhibition presents all his sculptures available today (preserved?), which are kept in his birth home in Svirče by his great-grandson. A total of 22 works are presented, 5 of which are compositions of several sculptures.

The introductory essay on the work of Josip Makjanić was written by dr.sc. Vinko Srhoj, professor at the Department of Art History, University of Zadar.


8 – 12 June 2014

Exhibition concept: János Erdös, Zoltán Bachmann

As part of the Hungarian-Croatian culture days in Stari Grad („Adriai-Tenger-Pannonian Sea“), held in Stari Grad from 8 June to 12 June, two exhibitions were presented in Stari Grad Museum: art exhibition of paintings by Croatian painter Antun Boris Švaljek and Hungarian painter János Erdös and a documentary exhibition “Project of the votive Croatian church” by architect Zoltán Bachmann.

Crosses in the MuseumCROSSES IN THE MUSEUM
31 January 2014

Exhibition design: Andrea Devlahović, Vilma Stojković

The exhibition, held during the Night of Museums, presented the crucifix from the chapel of St. Cross in Stari Grad, restored in the Museum’s workshop and stone fragment with a cross from the site of Remete vrt where Museum conducts archaeological research since 2009.


Slavica Baranović Justinberg: Intimation of BeingsSLAVICA BARANOVIĆ JUSTINBERG: INTIMATION OF BEINGS
14 – 28 September 2013

Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković

Exhibition of drawings – portraits of Croatian writers and other famous people.

Drawings and documents from the donated legacy of Bartol PetrićDRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS FROM THE DONATED LEGACY OF BARTOL PETRIĆ
13 August – 13 September 2013

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić
Exhibition design: Aldo Čavić i Vilma Stojković
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Juraj Plančić Gallery was established by painter Bartol Petrić in 1963. Stari Grad Museum, originating from that gallery, still considers organizing art exhibitions as one of its important activity. On the occasion of 50th anniversary of the gallery, the exhibition presents for the first time donated drawings by its founder Bartol Petrić and documents about his life and the establishment of the gallery.

Davor Sanvincenti: Solfeggio for color harmoniesDAVOR SANVINCENTI: SOLFEGGIO FOR COLOR HARMONIES
20 July – 10 August 2013

Exhibition design: Davor Sanvincenti
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Audiovisual installation Solfeggio for Color Harmonies develops and emerges as a study for the senses, a study for activating human condition through certain audiovisual wave frequencies. In its synthesis, this work touches both music therapy and neuroscience. It is conceived and designed according to acoustical and spatial specifics of the gallery. In such a large space, “painted wall” and sound frequencies strengthen their resonating power and thus favour the phenomenology of experience.
The visual record generated from black, which ends in 60 minutes the same way, makes the transition through the entire optical window and exposes the visitor to the full spectrum of visible light. Sound composition in 60 minutes uses numerical relationship in Solfeggio frequencies. The visitor is invited into the centre of the work, as an active presence in space and time.

Chinese naive artCHINESE NAIVE ART
1 – 30 May 2013

Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković

The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the Croatian-Chinese Society from Zagreb. The authors are artists from the southern part of China. The paintings are made on a special hard paper whose basis are pressed woollen threads or on silk made of rice threads.

25 January 2013

Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković

The exhibition features drawings and watercolours of children who attended the museum’s workshop where they worked on the theme of Stari Grad painter Bartol Petrić, whose paintings are exhibited in the permanent exhibition of the Stari Grad Museum.


ing. Vanja Žanko - Winery in Stari Grad from 1948 to 1960ing. Vanja Žanko: WINERY IN STARI GRAD FROM 1948 TO 1960
14 August – 14 September 2012

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić
Exhibition design: Aldo Čavić, Vilma Stojković
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The winery in Stari Grad is one of the finest examples of industrial architecture from the time of post-war reconstruction, and at the the time of opening it was the most modern winery on the Croatian territory. The idea of building the winery, as well as the supervision and direction of the construction, were the authorship of the agronomist Vanja Žanko, pre-war Parisian student, a broadly educated engineer, with a pronounced talent for photography and film.
Exhibition of photographs by Vanja Žanko follows the period of construction of the winery, as well as the first processing of grapes in the newly opened winery. They range from 1948 do 1960 when his vision became complete. The spirit of enthusiasm and optimism of the postwar period is evident in these photographs.
A documentary about Stari Grad and island Hvar island from the end of the 1950s, by the same author, is a valuable ethnographic record of the life of the island before mass tourism.

Zoran Tadić: FantazamZORAN TADIĆ: FANTAZAM
1 – 12 August 2012

Exhibition design: Zoran Tadić, Marko Vodanović, Mejra Mujičić
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Exhibition of sculptures by Zoran Tadić, a section through ten years of work of this self-taught, talented artists from Stari Grad.

Bell tower of St Stephen
1 April – 13 June 2012

Exhibition concept: Vilma Stojković, Aldo Čavić, Ivica Huljev
Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković, Marko Vodanović

The exhibition of photographs of works on the restoration, of the situation before and after the restoration of the bell tower, shows a complex multi-year process and a major effort of the local community to repair the bell tower of the parish church of St. Stephen.

Mario Marinov: In the Beginning was the WordMARIO ROKO MARINOV: IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD
31 March – 16 April 2012

Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković, Aldo Čavić, Mario Roko Marinov

The creation of the world based on biblical theme is the main motif of the cycle of 20 oil paintings, which friar Mario Roko Marinov created over a period of few years in the Dominican monastery in Stari Grad.

27 January – 15 February 2012

Exhibition design: Marko Šepl

27 January – 29 February 2012

Exhibition concept: Vilma Stojković
Exhibition design: Vilma Stojković, Antonio Škarpa
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

A century of organized activity of fire-fighters in Stari Grad is presented with the documents and photographs that testify to the work of fire-fighters. Old fire station, restored for this occasion, was also on display.


Zvonimir Maršić, Damian Nenadić: SkyZVONIMIR MARŠIĆ, DAMIAN NENADIĆ: SKY
30 August – 15 September 2011

Exhibition design: Zvonimir Maršić, Damian Nenadić

Marko Šepl: FigureMARKO ŠEPL: FIGURE
20 July – 5 August 2011

Exhibition design: Marko Šepl

The exhibition title “Figure” in itself reveals the overall concept of the exhibited works. Through the author’s interest in the study of anthroposophy, its true colours surfaced. Two installations were exhibited – “Dio sono Io” and “Creazione I” and works that were created in collaboration with two boys tied to a wheelchair.

Retrospective of the Protection of Dry Stone Architectural Art Project 2001-2011RETROSPECTIVE OF THE PROTECTION OF DRY STONE ARCHITECTURAL ART PROJECT 2001-2011
6 – 16 July 2011

Exhibition design: Dragodid Association

28 January – 8 February 2011

Second solo exhibition of Stari Grad artist Marko Vodanović.


Damian Nenadić: MaticaDAMIAN NENADIĆ: MATICA
28 September – 15 October 2010

Exhibition design: Damian Nenadić, Aldo Čavić, Marko Vodanović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Damian Nenadić on his first solo exhibition, in the cycle of photographs entitled “Matica”, linked the two sides of his personality: the photographer and a biologist. On ten exhibited photos he recorded his act in the landscape. The light is very important for the author, and he strives to capture nature at fixed times of the day. This series of photographs was taken in the period from spring 2008 to summer 2009.


Miran Erič: Palaeolithic hunting weaponsPALAEOLITHIC HUNTING WEAPONS
1 – 10 August 2009

Exhibition concept: Miran Erič
Exhibition design: Aldo Čavić, Miran Erič

A wooden tip of the spear made of yew tree, from the Palaeolithic period, was found at the bottom of the Ljubljanica River near Vrhnika in the Ljubljana Marshes in September 2008 by the author of the exhibition Miran Erič. This small exhibition presents the 3D model of the spear tip in a glass cube, a plaster cast of the spear tip, and two posters presenting the finding and conservation of this rare, ancient find dating from about 25000 years ago.

Jelena Dabić: WatercoloursJELENA DABIĆ: WATERCOLOURS
St Jerome Gallery
2 – 12 August 2009


Ukiyo-e / Pictures of the floating worldUKIYO-E / PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD
10 August – 10 October 2008

Exhibition concept: Aldo Čavić
Exhibition design: Viktor Popović
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition of Japanese woodcuts from the 19th century, owned by the art historian Konstantin Akinsha from Ukraine, summer residents of Stari Grad. Seventeen original Japanese woodcuts, whose authors are eight Japanese artists of the Edo period (1600-1867) were exhibited. Japanese woodcuts were extensively circulated in western civilization during the second half of the 19th century, and they strongly influenced the Impressionists, the Vienna Secession and poster design, and are a key element for understanding the development of modern Western art. This small collection represents some of the most important Japanese artists of the period: Kunisada (1768-1864), Hiroshige (1797-1858), Utamaro (1753-1806), etc.

Mejra Mujičić: Intimacy 98MEJRA MUJIČIĆ: INTIMACY 98
10 August 2008

Audiovisual installation

St Jerome Gallery
28 August – 11 September 2008

Exhibition design: Mario Hlača

Josip Ušaj: Here and thereJOSIP UŠAJ: HERE AND THERE
St Jerome Gallery
4 – 25 August 2008

Exhibition design: Josip Ušaj, Aldo Čavić


Dalibor Stošić: Small worksDALIBOR STOŠIĆ: SMALL WORKS
14 August – 1 October 2007

Exhibition concept: Vinko Srhoj i Aldo Čavić
Exhibition design: Vinko Srhoj, Jasminka Poklečki Stošić, Dalibor Stošić
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

Although at first glance this exhibition was a collection of small formats, on second glance it is clear that in Stošić’s sculpture dimensions do not play a very important role, and that even in small formats sculptor is not giving up the impression of monumental (V. Srhoj, from the foreword), and therefore the exhibition showed all the essential elements of sculptor’s previous opus.

Vera Kovačić: CeramosculptureVERA KOVAČIĆ: CERAMOSCULPTURE
17 July – 10 August 2007

Exhibition concept: Vinko Srhoj, Aldo Čavić
Exhibition design: Vera Kovačić, Duško Kovačić
Graphic design: Viktor Popović

The exhibition of this artist who is first of all a ceramicist, who lives and works on Hvar for more than 30 years, was the small retrospective or draft for retrospection, as it was called by the author of the foreword and co-author of the exhibition dr. Vinko Srhoj. Prevalent were the works from the cycle called Deep flight, a cycle that is one of the most concise and refined works of Vera Kovačić (V. Srhoj, from the foreword).