Along with years of banking activity, Vojvođnska banka takes great pleasure in praising that during that time it has acquired into its ownership a rich collection of paintings.
Appreciating the opinion of experts and other people versed in fine arts, the collection of painting of Vojvođanska banka may be described as very valuable art collection that comprises the paintings of the Serbian artists and artists of Vojvodina from the 2nd half of the 20th century.
Until 2008, in the premises of Vojvođanska banka, first in it Head office (now Trg slobode no.5), and then in a space especially equipped as a gallery (now Trg slobode branch), exhibitions were organised in cooperation with the experts in fine arts.
By end of June 2016 Vojvođanska banka and Matica Srpska gallery signed Cooperation agreement; financial assets in the amount of 5,200,000 dinars that had been realised through this agreement, the Gallery directed for the renovation of the façade, full reconstruction of the entrance to the building and installation of the outdoor disabled access lift. On the other hand, the Gallery’s expert team is making the list of , processing and cataloguing the collection of paintings gathered under the Bank’s roof. Preservation of the culture and cultural heritage of a society means preservation of the society’s values, identity, its people’s history. The principle of our Bank is that, beside preservation of our culture and cultural heritage, that culture should be accessible to all our citizens.
The first result of the cooperation is the exhibition “Responsible in culture” (21 October 2016 – 8 November 2016), on which the selection was on display of 40 art works were on display selected from the rich collection of over six hundred works of the local painters of Vojvodina from the second half of the 20th century. The paintings covering the themes from the Pannonian basin milieu- landscapes, urban and rural scenic views, still life. The exhibition “Responsible in culture” (5 April 2017 – 12 May 2076), was hosted in the premises of the National bank of Serbia in Belgrade, when the selected paintings from the rich collection of arts owned by Vojvođanska banka were presented to the Belgrade public as well. After Belgrade, part of the exhibited paintings were also exhibited in Vojvođansk bank branches in Kragujevac, Čačak, Apatin, Zrenjanin and Subotica within the traveling exhibition “Caravan of paintings”. In this way we wanted to make the rich art collection of Vojvođanska banka available to all art lovers throughout Serbia.