The Malta Independent 12 December 2018, Wednesday

Language: A collective exhibition in Gozo

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 09:36 Last update: about 6 months ago

Language is a collective exhibition presenting the works of respected Maltese and Gozitan artists Austin Camilleri, Gabriel Caruana, George Muscat, Jesmond Vassallo, Justin Falzon, Mario Sammut, Paul Haber, Pawl Carbonaro, Teresa Sciberras, Victor Agius and Vince Briffa.

Language was drafted together on the premise of visual communication, its diversity in medium, technique and style which represents the unique artistic identity of the respective artists. Each work is a model of artistic expression, ranging in tone according to the artists' subject of discourse. The collection brings together a group of experiences and ideas to the audience to share and converse upon. The works include a selection of paintings, etchings, aquatints, panels in mixed media, ceramics and works on paper amongst others.

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The presented subject matters range from being on Gozo, the community, ethics, nature, relationships, among others. Together the eleven artists create a platform of dialogue which welcomes ideas and new perspectives from the visitors, encouraging for a dialogue to form. The artists hold a repertoire of a high level of education in art and experience on both a national and international scale. The artists have exhibited in galleries and important institutions both locally and internationally.

Language, curated by curator Marisabelle Grech, is the official launch of The Reverend's Gallery, which opened on Saturday the 30th of June. The Hon Dr Justyne Caruana, curator Ms Marisabelle Grech and the Gallery owner Rev. Fr Joseph Vella gave an opening speech to the distinguished guests and artists who attended the vernissage.

The Reverend's Gallery is a unique and exciting space, initiated by Father Joseph Vella with the intention of exhibiting contemporary artwork from both a local and foreign art scene. It is located in a large typical Gozitan village square by the church in Żebbuġ, Gozo.

Opening times are Fridays between 5pm and 8pm, Saturdays 10am and 12pm and 5pm to 8pm, and Sundays between 10am and 12pm. Location: Pjazza Assunta, Żebbuġ, Gozo.

Marisabelle Grech is an independent curator based in Malta. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University in London. She worked in art galleries in London and Malta and interned at the Malta Society of Arts as a Curator for the 'Sacred and Profane' exhibition which was held earlier this year.

The Reverend's Gallery can be found on Facebook under @thereverendsgallery.
To contact the gallery, email [email protected] or e 79565430/ 79617518


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