Velenje Artists' Colony



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Kolonija diplomantov ALUO
Titov trg 5, SI-3320 Velenje
Phone386 (0) 3 897 6840
Organised byVelenje Gallery
Milena Koren Božiček, Curator

The last edition of the Velenje Artists' Colony took place in 2005.

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The 5-day Velenje Artists' Colony was established by the Velenje Gallery in 1990 and traditionally takes place at Velenje Castle. Its participants are young graduates from the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Guests from partner academies abroad also participate.

The young artists conclude their work in Velenje with an exhibition at the gallery. A jury bestows two prizes: a purchase of one work and a personal exhibition in the following year. Velenje Gallery has thus been enriching its permanent collection of the artworks by Slovene artists with the works from the emerging generation (on display at the Velenje Castle).

On the occasion of the colony's 20th anniversary (2009) the organisers presented this part of the collection at the intriguing exhibition 20 let pozneje [20 years later] by juxtaposing the paintings made during the early colonies with the recent production of former participants such as Zmago Lenardič, Dušan Fišer, Damijan Stepančič, Peter Štrovs and others.

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