Škorpion in the 80’s
The founders of The Škorpion Gallery (1980) on Palmižana, Dagmar Meneghello, Nikša Barišic and Marinko Petrić, set out to tell local and foreign visitors of Croatian high-quality achievements in the fine arts, and showcasing artists who have immortalised the island it in all its beauty. Škorpion Gallery was a pursuit of love, not for business.
Without any help from the powers in the Croatian art-bureaucracy, Dagmar on her own, with love and goodwill from friends, artists and critics, through Škorpion Gallery has enriched and given another creative dimension to Palmižana's unique identity.
Škorpion Gallery today
Together, Dagmar, the passionate art collector and critic, and all the friends of Škorpion Gallery, dedicated their love and affection to discover, select and present new artistic talent of the Croatian art scene. The Škorpion Gallery on Palmižana became an important window for young Croatian artists to be known and for the world to have the possibitlity to view their work.
Now a highly recognized institution, a role model and icon in the Croatian art world, Škorpion Gallery has affirmed many artists from Lesiak, Kulmer, Kurtović, to Bane Milenković and Lipovac and many more.
Dagmar over the years has looked further for inspiration, maintaining the same guiding principles with which she started her venture more than 30 years ago, and also outside of Croatia she continues to search for new talent and inspiration, with a desire to connect and enrich her extensive collection.
Škorpion Gallery is an extension of Dagmar’s open arms, a perfect liaison between artists and art lovers. The Gallery at the end of the world lives and lasts in the arms of Palmižana.