Vukovar – art harbour

Ivan Penava, Mayor of City of Vukovar – International organization host
Marijan Pavliček, Deputy Mayor of City of  Vukovar, organizer
Peter Westerink , Planet Streetpainting –organizer
Filip Mrvelj, Craft making art „Mrvelj“, organizer
Krešimir Herceg, NGO Lima – head of marketing campaign
Sanja Tokić, Department for General Affairs and the mayor’s office, organizer
Ana Živanović, Board of Social Services of the City of Vukovar, organizer
Siniša Mitrović, Board of Social Services of the City of Vukovar, organizer
Miroslav Šlafhauzer, Department for General Affairs and the mayor’s office, organizer and photo author

We would like to thank for cooperation to Conservation Department in Vukovar, Police station Vukovar and Croatia Osiguranje d.d.

Vukovar has got a new tourist attraction in the form of 3D projection on the bridge in the city center. 3D artist from Slavonski Brod, Filip Mrvelj, painted the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Vuka river. The projection extends to 100 square meters showing the destroyed wooden bridge. It’s a picture that gets the 3D effect when viewed from a single point with the use of camera or lens. The project is funded by the city of Vukovar. Filip, Croatian 3D street art artist, published a video on his Facebook profile that shows the process of creating this new tourist attractions. Citizens of Vukovar are enthusiastic about the new attraction so they flooded social networks with their photographs with “fallen” bridge.

Vukovar 3D Zoo is made out of five 3D anamorphic street art images with total size of 100m2 which were painted for City of Vukovar by the famous artist Filip Mrvelj. Filip painted the first anamorphic picture on the bridge over the Vuka river in Vukovar few months before. Mayor Ivan Penava said the new photos posted on the streets of Vukovar were success and they sparked public interest.

In May of 2017 Vukovar welcomes one of the world’s best 3D anamorphic street artists.

Vukovar was given new guise and positioned itself to world map of urban modern cities

Planet Street Painting

Planet Streetpainting is one of the leading street painting brands in the world today. It’s mission is simply to inspire by spreading the beauty of street painting in a big way and all over the globe. And thus having a positive impact on people and places. Ever since it’s inception in 2003, and under the guidance of its founder & director Peter Westerink, Planet Streetpainting has wowed audiences across continents with their impressive live performances and concepts.

Over the past decade, Planet Streetpainting has been at the forefront of modern day pavement art. It supported, collaborated and co-created with a great variety of talented street painters and chalk festivals from various countries, produced hundreds of ephemeral art works, and inspired thousands of people from all walks of life. In addition, to pay tribute to the art form and it’s longtime cultural heritage, Planet Streetpainting produced the first feature film on Street Painting as a world wide phenomenon (2014), in collaboration with Coldsun Productions, entitled: Gesso – the art of street painting. The film features some of today’s most popular pavement artists.

About City of Vukovar

City History


Vukovar is located in the Eastern part of the Republic of Croatia and is the centre of the Vukovar-Syrmia County. Its location places it at the border of historical provinces Eastern Slavonia and Western Syrmia. The city is positioned on important transport routes. Since time immemorial transport routes from the northwest to the southeast were active in the Danube Valley through the Vukovar area.

After steam ships were introduced in the mid 19th century, and with the arrival of present day tourist ships, Vukovar is connected with Budapest and Vienna upstream and all the way to Romania downstream. The Vukovar harbour is an important import and export station. The Danube has always been and remains the connection of the people of Vukovar with Europe and the world.

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Experience Vukovar

Vukovar… Seemingly just an ordinary seven letter word, seemingly just an ordinary name of a city with a characteristic Hungarian suffix “var” signifying a small town – varoš. But, a lot more than an ordinary experience is hidden behind that name. A wondrous city is hidden there.

It is situated in the eastern part of the Republic of Croatia, at the place where the Vuka enters into the Danube, held lovingly by both Slavonia and Syrmia. Vukovar is a gift from its rivers, a city of amazing harmony and strong, ancient, and welcoming Danube, and the local flavour of Vuka – capricious, shaped by the plain, the nature’s whims, and the Slavonian land. The city is growing in the arms of its rivers, receiving a new shine and filling the chest with heritage, culture, and tradition.

The Castle Eltz certainly goes along that chest. The Castle, today the Vukovar City Museum, with a wide park reflecting in the Danube and adding its green flavour to it, is a unique vista, a painter’s aquarelle, and an identifying feature of Vukovar. In that place, across from the luxurious castle, firmly stands the Syrmia Palace – it seems wide, peaceful, and permanent.

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