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Špancirfest - Vizual


Varaždin galleries, museums and theater prepare a number of appropriate and interesting events during Špancirfest.

Šetalište J. J. Strossmayera 3, tel. 042 658 773

Cultural and Historic Department

Exhibition Zeleni kadar: Peasant revolts and movements in Austria-Hungary and the successor states in 1914. – 1950. An international traveling exhibition that offers a unique insight into the history of the activities of the green cadre in the Varaždin area, as well as in other regions of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy during the world wars.

Opening: Wednesday, 24th August 8. 2022. at 7 p.m. Exhibition is open from 24th August till 2nd October. 8. – 2. 10. 2022. 2022.

Franjevački square 10, tel. 042 658 760

Entomological Department

Exhibition Maja Strgar Kurečić: Krajolici bijega / Escape Landscapes – An exhibition of abstract photography by a contemporary Croatian author, created as part of the inter-museum cooperation program of four Croatian museums, in which it will be held individually after the premiere at GMV.

Exhibiton is open from 15th June till 4th September 6.- 4.9.2022. 2022.

M. Stančića square 3, tel. 042 659 173

Gallery of Old and Contemporary Masters

Exhibition Božica Dea Matasić: Angels An exhibition of two sculptures from the author’s new cycle, executed in stylized and geometric forms, set up in the courtyard of the Sermage palace from 15th June till 2nd October 6.-2. 10. 2022. 2022.

Baruna Trenka street 44, Varaždin

Visitors will be able to see the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Croatian Firefighting and the exhibition “Meteorology and Firefighting”, which was created in cooperation with the State Hydrometeorological Institute. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 20th August 2022. at 7 p.m.

During Špancirfest (August 19 to 28), the Museum will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Information and booking a visit at another time: +385 091/112-0013, [email protected]

In the Angels Museum, an exhibition of works by painter Željko Prstec from the series “The City Where Angels Sleep”

Exhibiton is open every dan from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m.

“Artistic creative workshops for children” – every day from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Design your own T-shirt, Design your mug, Design a puzzle, Shells & glitter, Butterflies & dots

“Take a picture in the Garden of Eden” – every day from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m., weekends Sat/Sun from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m. and from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

“Dance of the Angels” performed by Varaždin majorettes – Sunday, 21st August at 7 p.m. and Sunday, 28th August at 7 p.m.

Music in the Garden of Eden with Vida Dodigović – acoustic sounds of old hits performed by musician Vida Dodigović – Saturday 20th August at 6 p.m., Wednesday 24th August at 6 p.m., Saturday 27th August at 6 p.m.

“Look for your angel” – a map for an individual search for angels available in the Angels Museum.

Ljudevita Gaja street 15

Opening of the exhibition of the young woman from Varaždin, IRIS JAMBREK, will take place on 19th August at 8 p.m.

Exhibition will be open till 11th September.

The gallery is open on weekdays from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m., closed on Mondays and holidays.

I. Kukuljevića 10

The monographic exhibition along with 25 years of Boris Roce’s public artistic activity “Metamorphoses” will be open from July 9. till 10th September 2022.

Boris Roce is a well-known Croatian ceramist with a contemporary commitment and distinctive style, who cultivates a contemporary expression in his work based on an experimental approach and a creative interdisciplinary synthesis of ceramics, graphics and sculpture.

I. Kukuljevića 10

If you are interested in how comics are made, sign up for a free workshop that will be held in Kerameikon’s gallery K10 during Špancirfest on Tuesday, 23rd August and Thursday 25th August 2022. from 6 p.m. till 7.30 p.m. Prior knowledge is not required, there is no age limit, only the number of participants is limited. Register by 20th August 20 at phone number 098 942 8102.

Watchtower of Old Town Varaždin

The exhibition of the members of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists Varaždin under the name “Kunstzone” will be open from 18th August till 4th September 2022.

Ljudevita Gaja street 13

Exhibition Ad fontes (Povratak izvorima)

The exhibition will be open for all 10 days of Špancirfest, when an artistic event gARTen takes place within the aforementioned space. Exhibiton is open every day from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.

The concept of the exhibition unites two seemingly contradictory artistic expressions in an innovative way. On one side, the sculptures of horses executed in the classical art technique of cast bronze or hewn wood, by the established sculptor and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Vladimir Gašparić Gapa, are exhibited.

The other side is represented by multimedia artists and professors from the University of the North, Robert Geček and Mario Periša. Their audio-
visual content contributes to interactivity and completeness of perceptual pleasure. Horses stand out as the dominant motif of the exhibition, whose symbolic power goes beyond the animal one. While the first, multi-media part of the exhibition refers to cave painting and questions the boundary of the beginning of the history of art, the second gives a brief overview of contemporary Croatian sculpture. The author of the curatorial concept is Klara Macolić Kuparić.

County Palace, Franjevački square 7

19.8. ŠARMERI, music

20.8. LUKA VIDOVIĆ – MAGIC SHOW for the whole family

21.8. FARINGAŠI, music

22.8. BELANJAK – tournament in “bela” with the main challengers Ferd and Jura

23.8. COLLECTIVE RAGE, music + fireshow

24.8. TAUBEKI, music

25.8. quiz PRESVETLO TROJSTVO vol 4 grand finale + DJ Mario Kovač

26.8. stand up ALEKSANDAR LAZIĆ + TERCA, music

27.8. KIWI & JUAN, music

28.8. PARTY Kerekesh Teatra

Varaždin County Tourist Board, courtyard of County Palace, Franjevački square 7

Green follows… enter the green oasis of the atrium of the County Palace and connect with nature in a special way. Experience the sounds and feel the magical forest ambiance in a specially arranged green backdrop. During the Špancirfest, an international photo exhibition “Forest through the eyes of a forester” organized by the Croatian Forestry and the Croatian Forestry Society Varaždin branch will be held here, with accompanying content and a demonstration of various ecological content. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the morning, members of associations and cultural and artistic societies from the area of Varaždin County, who will represent the richness of the traditions of our region, will ensure pleasant socializing and a rich gastronomic offer.

Otona Župančića 4

Museum of oldtimers and old equipment of the famous Croatian and Varaždin collector and restorer Živko Skuhala.

After 30 years of diligent collection and restoration, the famous Croatian collector and restorer, academic painter from Varaždin, Živko Skuhala, opened the Museum of Oldtimers and Old Techniques to the public.

About fifty motorcycles, the same number of bicycles and various machines and devices are exhibited in a private space and are now available for viewing.

Working hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
*closed on Mondays

Atrium of the Franciscan Monastery, Uršulinska street

The Association for the Promotion of Culture Rhythm of Thought Varaždin will color the Špancirfest with poetry this year as well. Contemporary poets Lana Derkač (Croatia) and Feri Lainšček (Slovenia) will convey the verses of world authors.

Kazališni square

In the organization of the Varaždin County Chess Association and TZGV, as part of Špancirfest, a simultaneous chess game with Grandmaster Alojzij Janković will be held on Wednesday, 24th August 2022. on Kazališni Square starting at 5 p.m.

Grandmaster Janković will simultaneously play 25 chess games against the same number of opponents, among whom will be people from public life, representatives of chess clubs, and the best cadets from the blitz tournament, which will be played on the same day starting at 2:00 p.m.


You can explore the rich program of Špancirfest 2023 in the program booklet, which you can download here.

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