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LJUBLJANA GALLERIES

ART GALLERIES IN LJUBLJANA

 

On this page we bring forth a list of some smaller art galleries, public or private. Some do exhibitions only, other are selling art too…. from paintings to photographs, sculptures and furniture. Ljubljana art gallery scene is definitelly worth exploring. 

Vzigalica Gallery

Address:  Trg francoske revolucije 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 2412 500
E-mail:
info@mgml.si
Homepage: 
www.mgml.si/galerija-vzigalica

Galerija Vzigalica works as a public art lab of new ideas tendering governmental, non-governmental organizations and individual artists to cooperate with new, innovative formulas and new approaches in creation of contemporary art forms. Their focus of artistic research is a phenomenon of urbanity.

Galerija Vzigalica is also one of the partners of Light Guerilla project that takes place in Ljubljana every year from late May until late June.

The gallery is located just opposite to Krizanke Complex, the open-air theatre. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00–18.00. Mondays closed.

Gallery Jakopic

Address:  Slovenska cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 4254 096
E-mail:
galerija.jakopic@mgml.si
Homepage: 
www.mgml.si/en/jakopic-gallery

This gallery in the center of Ljubljana is one of the promoters of contemporary artistic practices in the city.

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It serves a wide variety of art from design, photography, and architecture to other areas of visual art, performances, and multimedia.

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In the last decade, the central focus of the gallery is photography exhibitions of the world-famous artists like Lee Miller, Josef Koudelka or Sebastiao Salgado.

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Program of the gallery is enriched by exhibitions of Slovenian photography production and retrospective presentations of Slovenian painters.
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The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00–18.00. Mondays closed.

Svicarija

Address:  Pod turnom 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0) 51 35 07 50
E-mail:
info@svicarija.si
Homepage: 
https://svicarija.si

The very recently renovated and reopened Creative Center Svicarija operates within the International Graphic Arts Center. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the centre of Ljubljana, in the Park Tivoli, overlooking the Ljubljana Castle.

Historically Svicarija was a wooden guest house, opened in 1835. It soon became popular excursion point of the inhabitants and visitors of Ljubljana. After 1909 it got revamped into a pretty fancy hotel called Hotel Tivoli. The hotel was known as a gathering place for artists and bohemians. After the Second World War, numerous home artists with workshops found their place in the building.

Today, this tradition continues, as Svicarija Creative Center offers working and residential studios to domestic and  international artists. There are frequent exhibitions and concerts taking place in Svicarija. 

There is a bar and a restaurant with traditional Slovenian food and wines on the ground floor. 

Ravnikar Gallery Space 

Address:  Presernova 10a, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0) 40 846 069
E-mail:
info@ravnikargallery.space
Homepage: http://ravnikargallery.space

Ravnikar Gallery Space is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Ljubljana founded by Piera Ravnikar in 2017.  The gallery’s mission is to open up a dialogue between artists and the public, providing a showcase and venue for established and emerging artists from Slovenia and beyond.

Namely, R — s p a c e hosts a thriving creative community and a broad range of practices, including painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. What is more, the gallery has been praised for boosting Ljubljana’s reputation as a capital city brimming with culture in the making. 

Not only R — s p a c e offers a venue for workshops, solo or group exhibitions and community-driven programming, but works as a relaxed and social gallery space for locals and tourists to browse as well. 

 

Gallery Fotografija

Address:  Levstikov trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 25 11 529
E-mail:
info@galerijafotografija.si Homepage: galerijafotografija.si

If you are fond of photography then visit Galerija Fotografija, located in the very centre of the city. Artworks from both Slovene and foreign photographers are exhibited and everything is available for sale.

You can also find books and magazines about photography, beautiful shots of Ljubljana to hang on the wall at home or postcards of the city. The rooms of the gallery can also be rented for outside events.

Every month a new exhibition is supported by lectures or presentations. For more details about their activities, events and exhibitions, see their web page.

Škuc Gallery

Address: Stari trg 21, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 251 6540
E-mail:
galerija@skuc.org
Homepage: www.galerijaskuc.si

Skuc Gallery has been operating since 1978 as a part of the SKUC Cultural Center, as a result it has become an important regional exhibition space of contemporary art.

The Gallery presents exhibitions and projects varying from fine art to new media art as well as other contemporary artistic practices. Furthermore, it has a long-standing tradition of solo and group exhibitions which feature emerging artists as well as established artists both local and international.

In addition, the gallery is finely embedded into the very structure of the local contemporary art scene. That is, through organizations, contemporary art producers, curators, and cultural workers. In regards to that, it collaborates and continually works toward creating an even more vibrant contemporary art scene in Ljubljana.

The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 until 19:00.

 

 

Zala Art Gallery

Address:  Gosposka 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 251 35 66
E-mail: galerija.zala@siol.net
Homepage: galerijazala.si

Zala Gallery is a sales and exhibition gallery, housing works of art from Slovenia’s leading artists.

While these names may not be familiar to you, people such as Kobilica, Kregar, Vesel, Pregelj, Cernigoj, Spacal or Marusic will attract the attention of those who follow Slovenian or European art. Impressionists like Jama, Jakopic, and Sternen should also be noted.

Statues, paintings and graphic art can be admired and bought and Zala Gallery also takes part in charity auctions. For listing of events and exhibitions please check their web page.

Zala Art Gallery is positioned right by the Ljubljana University building and is open 10-13 and 17-19, Saturdays 10-12.

Hest Gallery

Address:  Zidovska ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 422 00 00
E-mail:
galerijahest@siol.net
Homepage:
galerijahest.si

Galerija Hest is a rich gallery in the very city centre, mostly displaying art works by Slovenian artists in paint and sculpture.

It is one of the leading galleries of Slovenian art market. Prices of the exhibited pieces offered range from 50 € to prices of collection value.

The gallery is sited in the former Jewish part of town neighbouring the Cobblers` Bridge.

A sister gallery “Galerija Hest 35” is situated a few houses further and displays pieces by young artists.

Visconti Fine Art Gallery

Address:  Mestni trg 18, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0) 40 239 021
E-mail:
alina@viscontifineart.com
Homepage: 
viscontifineart.com

Visconti Fine Art was established in 1973 in Milan, Italy and after it moved its gallery space to Ljubljana, Slovenia. That being the case, it became one of the first privately owned galleries in the region. However, since it’s founding it has been a family owned and run business.

Nonetheless, the gallery’s main activity has been publishing editions and since its opening it has edited many graphic editions by important world renown contemporary artists (e.g. Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly, Mimmo Paladino, Henry Moore, Luigi Veronesi, Gabrijel Stupica, Vladimir Veličković, Miodrag Djurić-DADO, IRWIN, Safet Zec and Dušan Džamonja).

Moreover, the gallery has also taken part at many art fairs around the world, including FIAC, ARCO, Art Basel, The Original London Print Fair, Art Wien and Verona  Art Fair.

To conclude, the gallery can be found in the heart of the old district on the first floor of Mestni Trg 18. 

Atelje Gallery

Address:  Gallusovo nabrezje 29, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0)1 421 34 500
E-mail:
info@ateljegalerija.si
Homepage:
www.ateljegalerija.si

Atelje Galerija helps create the cultural pulse in the attractive, historical part of the city core of Ljubljana and links contemporary artists and designers in various fields of creativity.

Its work comprises a mosaic of the current creative scene of authors of visual art – painters, sculptors, photographers and designers in metal, wood, glass, leather, textiles and other natural and artificial materials.

Atelje Galerija is a sales and virtual gallery, dedicated to presenting authors and informing the interested public and, at the same time, its mission is also to help young original creators get established.

A place to get artwork or unique gift. For more details about the events and exhibitions please check the web site.

Cerne Gallery

Address:  Smartinska 217, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0) 40 359 593
E-mail:
info@studiocerne.si
Homepage: www.galerijacerne.si

This art exhibition and sales gallery, was created out of love for Fine art within the family business Studio Cerne.

During the 30 year of activities and with perseverance and a respectful attitude towards paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture and other art media they have developed a comprehensive contemporary collection well worth visiting.

Gallery Cerne also represents the first virtual art gallery in Slovenia where art exhibitions are now staged for all lovers of art in new medias allowing an easy approach to pre-visiting art exhibitions.

It is located outside the city road ring. To reach it, you need to follow the road leading to the BTC shopping district. Take a bus (No. 12) or a taxi.

Feniks Gallery

Address:  Tavcarjeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone:
+386 (0) 31 673 272

Feniks Gallery is offering interior furniture, decorative items, lamps and fine art from all periods. The stress is placed on secession, art deco, the 40s, and 50s.

Their own brand – Design Linija Feniks –  completes the experience with furniture, decorative pillows and lamps of various shapes, colours and patterns bringing a distinguished and classy collection.

Interior design advice is also on offer. It is open every day until 7pm, Saturdays till 2 pm, Sundays closed.

Ljubljana regularly holds many annual cultural events.