Škver!

ŠKVER! founded by Dunja Janković in 2010 is an experimental art project and fringe art happening every year in June, consisting of a workshop and additional events in and around the shipyards of Mali Lošinj, Croatia. Shipbuilding is the biggest industry on the island of Lošinj, employing more than 150 people. Many hundreds of ships have been repaired and built in a period of more than 160 years, from wooden sailing ships to steel ships, more recently. This ‘industrial oasis’ plays a starring role in this art project as an inspiration, platform, and fertile ground for artistic actions and reactions. More than 30 artists, a couple of guest festivals, and collectives from Croatia and abroad participate every year, creating with the complete freedom to choose places to work inside the shipyard, and the freedom to choose their motif and medium. Other than the workshop, the festival also includes projections of animations, exhibitions, performances, music shows and parties.