As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first Dolphin Day we launched the BWI Art Collection. The Dolphin Day is an event aimed at raising public awareness on issues related to conservation of marine environment and organisms and with special accent on conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Adriatic.
Renowned Croatian contemporary artists joined us in creation the BWI Art Collection by donating their original works. All works are published in limited numbers of 60 pieces. Each graphic is originally signed and numbered. Graphics will be given to donators and the entire amount that will be generated will be used to support the conservation activities of the Blue World Institute.
The Art collections is currently made by the graphics of the original works of the following artists:
Zdenko Bašić – Under the Walnut Tree, offset print, 2017
Tomislav Buntak – Swimmers, silkscreen print, 2017
Sebastijan Dračić – Fernweh, oil on canvas, 2015
Vojin Hraste – No title, offset print, 2017
Slaven Lunar Kosanović – Maritime bunch, silkscreen print, 2017
Andrea Resner – Moon Atlantis, digital collage, 2016
Vice Tomasović – Cosmogony, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Vendi Vernić – Currents, fish and depths, watercolour and ink on paper, 2017
If you are interested in any of the presented graphics, you can obtain them through Dolphin adoption donation program by making the Art Collection Adoption. Chosen graphic will be delivered by post. Also, in case you would require, we can issue you a donation certificate that can be used for tax deduction.
Zdenko Bašić was born in Zagreb on January 27, 1980. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, Department of Graphic Design, in 1999, and afterwards from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animation, in 2005. He was awarded as the best graduate for his graduation work, stop motion film Snow Story – Angels in Snow (10 min).
Presently, he has a studio, and works as an independent artist, illustrator, and animator.
Bašić has been awarded with many prestigious awards for his work: Grigor Vitez Award, Sheep in a Box Award, Kiklop Award, Oktavijan Award, Porin award…
Tomislav Buntak was born on April 24, 1971 in Zagreb. He graduated from the Department of Art education – Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, class of professor Miroslav Šutej, in 1997.
Since 2010 he is working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the rank of Associate professor. He has held numerous solo and participated in many group exhibitions, citing among them those in Gallery Galženica, Velika Gorica (2000); Gallery Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb (2004); MOMA P.S.1, New York (2005); Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), Tokyo (2008); Art Pavilion, Zagreb (2008); and Spinnerei, Leipzig (2012).
Buntak has won many awards, such as AICA Award, 39th Zagreb Salon (2005), Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Award at the 4th Triennale of Drawings (2008) and Vladimir Nazor Award for the best exhibition in 2008 (2009). Tomislav Buntak’s monography has been published in 2012 by Fraktura, Zagreb.
Sebastijan Dračić was born in 1980 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2006 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, receiveing MA degree in painting.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions: “Unseen”, Greta Gallery, Zagreb (2015); “No limit”, Winarts Gallery & Zen Gallery, La Biblioteca Umanistica, Milano, Italy (2015); “Gray”, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb (2014); “The beginning and the end of the world”, Marisall Gallery, Zagreb (2011); “Every man for himself”, SC Gallery, Zagreb (2010); “8 X 8”, SC Gallery, Zagreb (2007); “Interiors”, Vladimir Filakovac Gallery, Zagreb (2007)…
Dračić has also participated in following group exhibitions (selection): “Junge Künstler aus Kroatien”, Maringer Gallery, ST. Polten, Austria (2016); “(re)thinking Space&Place”, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany (2016);”Exporting Zagreb”, National Museum Gdansk, Poland (2016); “Silences”, NHOW, Milano, Italy (2015); 3rd Biennale of Painting, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2015); “Nepokorena šuma i Radovan Ivšić”, Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb (2015); “2nd CEE Countries Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China (2015); “Better than reality”, Zuccato Gallery, Poreč, Croatia (2014);”Danube dialogues”, Bel Art Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia (2014); Erste Fragmenti Ten Editions, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2014); T-HT Award, Museum of contemporary art Zagreb (2014);2nd Biennale of Painting, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2013); “Only a number”, Museum Lytke Gallery, Leipzig, Germany (2013); Apathy, Klović Gallery, Zagreb (2013); Rundgang, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (2013); 31st Youth Salon, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2012); “The Other Reality: Croatian emerging painters”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2011); 1st Biennale of Painting, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2011); T-HT Award, Museum of contemporary art Zagreb (2011); 30th Youth Salon, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2010); 45th Zagreb Salon, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb (2010); “Grenzenlos”, Exhibition for the 20th anniversary of KulturKontakt Austria, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art Rijeka, Croatia (2009); 14th Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia (2009); “A tribute to the Baroque”, 49th annale, Istrian assembly Hall, Poreč, Croatia (2009); “Nemam karticu za bodove” WHW Start, Nova Gallery, Zagreb (2008).
He participated in two artist-in-residence programs – “One-sided Story” (Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany) in 2009, and KulturKontakt Austria (Vienna, Austria) in 2009.
Vojin Hraste was born on August 10, 1981, in Šibenik. In 2000 he finished the First Gymnasium in Split. In 2006 he graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in the class of professor Slavomir Drinković.
During next few years, he worked as an assistant to professor Petar Barišić in Zagreb, and as a teaching assistant in the Sculpture Departments at the Art Academy in Split (2007-2011) and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (since 2011). In 2008 he started PhD course under the tutorship of professor Slavomir Drinković.
During his studies Hraste was awarded with the University of Zagreb scholarship for talented students (2004.), in 2005 he won the annual prize of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for the best work in the final exhibition of students’ works and in 2006 he received the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.
In 2014 he received the annual award of the Croatian Association of Artists for the best young artist. In 2015 he was a finalist for Radoslav Putar Award and was awarded with one of three equal awards of 12th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture.
Slaven Lunar Kosanović is a Zagreb-based artist who emerged from the early Croatian graffiti scene painting, exhibiting and publishing his works worldwide.
He has visited numerous cities across the globe including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Bogota, Hanoi, Havana, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Melbourne, Mexico, New York, Oslo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Sydney, Tbilisi and Tokyo.
He cites Playboy, Outdoor advertising magazine and Hope Box among his clients.
Andrea Resner was born on April 1, 1987, in Split. She graduated from the Art education Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and currently she is enrolled in her second MA program, studying film and video at the Art Academy in Split.
Andrea Resner is accomplished in variety of artistic media, expressing in fields of drawing, painting, photography, video, street art, installations and site specific, costume design, performance, sound and written texts. In her work she usually combines floral, animalistic and mythological themes and motives, seen through her personal world.
Vice Tomasović was born in 1986 in Split. In 2009 he graduated from the Art Academy in Split.
He is the founder and art director of Almissa Open Art festival of contemporary art in Omiš, president of HULU (Croatian Association of Artists) Split, program manager of Salon Galić Gallery in Split, member of contemporary art association Kvart in Split. He participated in many exhibitions, art festivals and manifestations as organizer, curator, exhibitor and performer. He was awarded with several awards for his art.
He had numerous solo exhibitions (galleries Luka and Mul in Pula, galleries Prsten, Pikto and Lauba in Zagreb, Flora Gallery in Dubrovnik, City Museum of Omiš, Decumanus Gallery in Krk, Labin City Gallery, Basement halls of Diocletian palace, Salon Galić and Praktika Gallery in Split) and participated in many group exhibitions (Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts, Split Salon, Youth Salon). He held performances at Dopust festival in Split, Days of Croatian performance art in Varaždin and Pula, Performance Art Festival in Osijek, etc.
Vendi Vernić was born in Zagreb in 1991. Following her graduation from the School of Applied Arts and Design, she enrolled graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb. As an Erasmus exchange student she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia for a semester. In 2015, Vendi Vernić graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors in the class of Associate Professor Svjetlan Junaković.
She has held one solo exhibition (V/V, Šira Gallery, Zagreb, 2016) and has taken part in numerous art exhibitions and art workshops in Croatia and abroad: Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, 54th Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna (2017); 33rd Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb (2016); 6th Croatian Biennial of Illustration, Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb (2016); NEW NOW online exhibition – ELIA Artschools organization (2015); 36 Mountains, Greta Gallery, Zagreb (2015); Stories of the living water: Aquamarine Selection, Sajam dječje knjige in Bologna; Klovićevi dvori (2015); 3rd Croatian Triennial Exhibition of Self-Portraits “Identities”, Prica Gallery, Samobor (2014); Grafična pomlad, Center grafičnih umetnosti, Maribor, Slovenija (2014); Venientes, PM Gallery– HDLU, Zagreb (2014); 1st International Triennial of Students’ Drawings, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland (2014); Trnava Poster Triennial, Slovakia (2012). Vendi Vernić recieved several awards for her work in the field of drawing and design (1st International Biennial of Students’ Drawings, Sofia, the acquizition prize of the University of Zagreb).