The artist exhibited some twenty works in acrylic on canvas. At the opening were emigrants spending the summer months in their native city. They are frequent guests of events staged by the CHF Dubrovnik.

My Father’s Fish (Riba moga oca) is an exhibition of paintings by Ante T. Alač opened June 28th at the Gallery of the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Dubrovnik. Joining the local audience and guests at the opening were emigrants spending the summer months in their native city. They are frequent guests of events staged by the CHF that aim to enrich the cultural offer of The City.

The artist is exhibiting some twenty works in acrylic on canvas he says are thematically related to Dubrovnik. 

“The inspiration was from Dubrovnik, with the great support of Dubrovnik artists. I am happy to see that these paintings have come into their own here in Dubrovnik, and trust they shall breathe with the city for several days,” said Alač.
Makarska native Ante Tonći Alač was born in 1966 and had his first formal contact with art in the late 1990s when he joined the workshop led by Željko Jerman in Split. He completed his studies of painting in 2001 at the Beppe Assenza Academy of Art in Split and is a member of the Zagreb chapter of the Croatian Association of Artists. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and art colonies and has held solo showings in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Široki Brijeg, Ploče, Split and Dubrovnik. He leads the Stara Podaca art colony in Podaca.

Art historian Marin Ivanović wrote this about Ante Tonći Alač’s My Father’s Fish exhibition: “Alač’s creative work is defined by gentle colours, open strokes, Dalmatian motifs, serene and controlled transitions from theme to theme, painting to painting. At this exhibition in Dubrovnik his work once again reaffirms that painting in the Croatian south has achieved a continuity through various styles and the affiliation of the artists to their native region.”

Text by: Maja Mozara; Photos by: Ahmet Kalajdžić