THE ART SIDE OF TOWN
There are many art galleries and maybe to many jewellery shops around the coast of Croatia, but when in Dubrovnik, or in Hvar, or even in Zagreb, there's only 3 really unique ones you must visit, that stand from the rest in different ways. But they all also have one thing in common: they don't do comercial pieces, or just jewellery, they do art!
Stevanovic Jewellery (Hvar)
Tania Curin (Hvar)
Buza Art Gallery & Jewellery (Dubrovnik)
Buza, that means hole in the wall, in Dalmatian, a local coastal dialect of Croatia, Is a project that started more than 25 years ago, but officially open their doors to public on 1995. Is an art expression workshop made by 2 artists, who give soul to everything they made.
Graduated from the academy of fine arts in Zagreb, evolving with time after to be an art historian, Ivona R. Matica has been designing and developing art pieces and jewellery for over 25 years, Impregnating a concept in it they call “3 i”. And its the way they operate, not only in the art creation, but in the business it self (3 i = inspiration, imagination & invention)
With it, they don't feel part of the comercial static of the industry, as they give soul to every piece of jewellery.
There is something that connects every piece made by this artists, getting the inspiration for their pieces from history, nature, poetry, myth, and the rustic elements of the Croatian coast.
The jewellery made by Ivona, is contemporary art, mix with tradition, and matches the spirit of the region. Having an eclectic approach in the dream of the art creation.
It worth a visit, although is hard to get to the shop is just 2 blocks away from the main street.
Check their web, or contact them on Facebook here. Phone: +385 91 575 1564
Address: Svetos Josipa 12, Dubrovnik