The Malta Independent 17 August 2022, Wednesday

V18 proverb sculptures vandalized within hours of being installed

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 09:58 Last update: about 6 years ago

Several sculptures that are part of a cultural project in Valletta were vandalized within hours of being installed.

The sculptures are part of the ‘Hekk jghid il-Malti’ project, which translates Maltese proverbs into art.


This project, which is supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is the creative work of Ikona Artworks Ltd. 

In a Facebook, Valletta 2018 chairman Jason Micallef strongly condemned this “blatant” act of vandalism.

These “ignorant acts”, Micallef said, showed gross ignorance by sick minds who could not stand the progress currently being made in Valletta, from which the whole country would benefit.  

Parliamentary Secretary for V18 Deo Debattista also uploaded pictures of the damage, with the caption ‘Hekk jghid il-vandalu.’

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