In June I travelled to Croatia where Elizabeta Wagner - art historian, curator and tour guide extraordinaire - arranged for me to visit several Croatian naïve artists and the Hlebine Gallery of Naive Art over four very busy days. During that time I also enjoyed catching up with friends from my Zagreb days and practicing my newly-revived Croatian language skills with Ivica and Katarina. In addition the British Ambassador to Croatia and his wife, Andrew and Aline Dalgleish, hosted an evening event for artists, curators, collectors, and the Director of the British Council at the Residence which introduced me to new friends and contacts.
As a result of this visit I am putting together a research project exploring what naïve art means across cultures and how it fits into the contemporary art scene - laying the ground work for the exhibition proposal launched in my previous post.
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And with special thanks to Elizabeta for all of her lovely photos which bring the adventure to life - without her camera to hand I would only have pictures of artwork!