Studio PORTON Art Gallery was inaugurated in 1982 by painter Rok Zelenko and ceramic artist Leonida-Lea Bernetič Zelenko. It is a permanent exhibition space of their works and works of their sons, sculptor Marko Zelenko and visual communications artist Martin Zelenko.The gallery is a part of the artistic colony "Grožnjan – The town of artists" founded in 1965.
For more about it and the history of Grožnjan see the book: "GROŽNJAN – GRISIGNANA the Istrian town of artists", writen and published by Rok Zelenko in 2011. The book is available in Studio PORTON.
Beside the permanent exhibition and solo presentations of the home artists, you may find also visiting artists exhibitions.
Exchange of international artistic ideas is among the Studio`s priorities. In addition to the exhibition space, the gallery consists of an atrium with ceramic decorations representing the history of Grožnjan
The studio is open from 9 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm until late at night throughout the year, except in cases when the owners are away from Grožnjan. Therefore we recommend that you announce your visit by phone or e-mail. During cold months the gallery doors are closed; if you wish to visit, please ring the bell.
Painting and ceramic studios on the upper floors are not open to visitors.
All visitors are kindly requested to respect copyrights of the exibiting artists and not take pictures with a camera or other means without authorisation.