Exhibition by the cave

Art of the stone age 2017.

The beginnings of artistic expression of the human race
Speleogallery Baredine

The concept of art did not exist in the primeval times of human existence. There was only skill and knowledge of the process of creating products that often had a high aesthetic component. To the painting and sculpting, the basic ways of artistic expression, this exhibition adds the art of making tools and preparing food as important aspects of the evolution of mankind. Making stone tools was of great importance for man's success as a specie. The unimaginable usability of these items is enriched by the harmony and beauty that we recognize today. Food preparation has been perfected for thousands of years and in our modern time is being recognized as the art of cooking. Painting has its roots far back in time. Preserved paintings in caves, according even to today's standards, have a very high artistic value. The figurines of prehistoric venuses are one of the oldest made sculptures. Women's bodies, realistic or stylized, for tens of thousands of years were the main motive of prehistoric sculpture.
Take a peek into the past, time of the infancy of our species.

Underground secrets of National Park Krka 2017.

The wonderful world of cave animals
Speleogallery Baredine
16.07. - 31.08.

Javna ustanova „Nacionalni park Krka“, Šibenik i Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo, Zagreb
Autors: Kazimir Miculinić, Ana Komerički i Drago Marguš
Photo by: Jana Bedek, Petra Bregović, Tamara Čuković, Branko Jalžić, Ana Komerički, Petra Kutleša, Marko Lukić, Kazimir Miculinić, Martina Pavlek i Tin Rožman

The area of the Krka National Park is part of the Dinarides in vicinity of Šibenik, which is considered one of the world's largest biodiversity centers for underground fauna. The seemingly lifeless karstic underworld is filled with cavities inhabited by numerous animal species. Thanks to the long cooperation between the Public Institution National Park Krka and the Croatian Biospeleology Society, expeditions were conducted on several occasions, making the mysterious world of caves accessible to the public. In conditions of complete darkness, many animals were photographed on land or in the water, some of which were less than one millimeter. The animals presented at this exhibition are only a fraction of the 175 species recorded in speleological locations in the wider area of the Krka National Park.

"CHILDREN & ART" 2015.

Group exhibition of the works of the preschool children
Gallery Konobon 01.07.-31.07.

A large and merry band of children and parents invaded the rooms of TRACTOR STORY - museum by Baredine Cave in Porec to inaugurate and celebrate the public presentation of the exhibition CHILDREN & ART - 2. group exhibition of works of children preschool school �Sunflower� from Novigrad and two new works of exceptional hosts Ana and Nini Legovic.
The works of the young artists were presented by their teacher and by local Refik Saliji Fiko. Words of praise for the creativity and encouragement were expressed by the sculptor who wanted to reiterate how important it is to remember that art is born to and to manipulate this that nature offers us, day after day, and not to forget to respect and pay homage. The artist has urged those present to develop this value in the younger generations to enable them to freely create in a better world and for a better world!
Their teacher Denise Zlobec recalled that: Autonomy in children should be treated and taught and developed through a process of education aimed at strengthening the independence of thought and reasoning, the stance and decisions, organization and mode of implementation of the actions of the infant. This value gives birth to creativity of children; it is the point of departure and arrival. It makes it an innovative person, able to identify and formulate different original approaches to solution of innumerable and various problems. Open your minds to the harmony, range of colors and positive thoughts leads to the development of open minds and tolerant giving plausibility to the hope that these children possess the foundation for building a better future!
The exhibition will remain open to the public until the middle of July!

Prehistoric Venus 2012.

Display of a woman in prehistoric art

During the prehistoric period men and especially women were depicted i.e carved into rocks and caves, on drawings, paintings, sculptures or small statues, sometimes in the form of pendants. There is a development of style that shows similarities or commmercial relations between groups that are thousands of kilometers away from each other.

The exhibition comprises 130 sculptures of women with extremely prominent attributes of pregnant women found during excavations or routine visits of caves, shelters, hypogea and outdoors. They are made of different material: limestone, marble, flintstone, wood coal, baked soil and stone fragments. They encompass the period between 35 000 to 2500 BC. During this period forms develop from initial naturalism to stilized versions. About 400 so called 'venus' or sculptures of women were discovered up until now. Throughout five continents thousand of statues disappeared as they were made out of materials that are not consistent. Surely , a large number is still to be discovered as they are covered in soil.

Giuseppe Novelli
Genova Sampierdarena

They haven't been found in Croatia yet. The existance of prehistoric venus can be presumed based on lythic findings. In the vicinity of the Baredine cave there are several caves with material from the Paleolithic age (Vergotino's cave close to the village of Gedici, Basarinka and Romualdo's cave in the Limski channel). It is a proof of relations with the area around the Alps, where some of the most famous findings of prehistoric venus stem from.

Marino Baldini

Rašpor cave 2009.

85 years of exploring the deepest cave in Istria
Baredine cave, Gallery 3

In the north-eastern part of Istria on the karst valley of Ćićarija, close to the village of Rašpor is the entrance into the deepest cave in Istria at -365m.
This exhibition is organised for the 85th anniversary of the Rašpor cave. It shows photos during the history of exploring the cave from 1924 until today. The equipment that was used in these explorations is also exhibited. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the advancement of speleological technique and equipment on the example of Rašpor cave.
The exhibition Rašpor cave-365m, 85 years of exploring the deepest cave in Istria is opened in the gallery of the Baredine cave.


Peter Hoffman
September - october 2008
Baredine cave, Gallery 3

Peter Hoffman, a speleologist and photographer from Munich presents photos from ice caves of the german mountain region Inntal, as well as photos taken during a visit to Istria, especially paying attention to the color of dripstone shapes created under the influence of red soil terra rossa.

From speleological explorations 2008.

Matej Mirkac
June – August 2008
Baredine cave, Gallery 3

Matej Mirkac was born in 1974 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. He moves to Pula where he also attends the school. He is active in alpinism, speleology as well as founder and current president of the Speleology Association of Pula. His passion for photography motivated him to use his objective to capture the fascinating creations by the greatest designer ever, the seemingly modest yet persistent drop of water.
All photos in this exhibiton are from the explorations or visits to various caves in Istria, except for the cave Marčelji, in Marčelji close to Rijeka.

Speleothems 2007.

Damir Lacković, Marijan Čepelak, Vladimir Zebec
May and June 2007
Baredine cave, Gallery 3

Together with Marijan Čepelak and Vladimir Zebec and many other co-workers and photographers, Damir Lacković is the author of the exhibition Speleothems, an exhibition that expects to combine an aesthetic, scientific and educational component, which of course, the visitors have to decide. But the fact remains that this exhibition is a document of the world that exists around us, close as well as far away, and it is only one small piece of the unterground world where most of us will never get because of various reasons.

Motives from the Baredine cave 2006.

Ana Počanić, Vinko Počanić
chosen photos from the archive
Baredine cave, Gallery 2

Experimental photos: Vinko Počanić (SD Proteus)
Artistic paintings: Ana Počanić, technique: pastel

Proteus 2004.

chosen photos from the archive
Jama Baredine, Galerija 1

Photos chosen from the archive of the Speleology club Proteus. This exhibition contains photos from explorations of the various karst forms.

Space Odyssey 2001.

Performance: Branko Gulin i Pino Ivančić
Baredine Cave
(web link)

Rememberance of one the visions of future that went around the world. The performance took place in a cave where a mysterious monolith "appeared". An Early man (Branko Gulin) and a man dressed in a spacesuit (Pino Ivancic), with Strauss's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" music in the background, meet by the monolith situated in the middle of the cave. The monolith indicates the new "adventure" and a turning point in the evolution of man and his mental abilities.