The Pink Oc­to­ber Global Cap­i­tal plc Art Auc­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion at Au­berge De Castille

Malta Independent - - FEATURE -

Like all great things, Pink Oc­to­ber first started bub­bling up as a mere idea, in the minds of some of JPA’s top cre­atives, not very long ago. Given that breast can­cer af­fects so many women it was de­cided that some­thing should be done to help fight it. It was a sim­ple ques­tion with a very sim­ple an­swer. And just like that, in 2013, the first na­tional cam­paign of Pink Oc­to­ber was born.

To­gether with the part­ners The Marigold Foun­da­tion, Ac­tion for Breast Can­cer and Eu­ropa Donna, JPA set out to bring the na­tion to­gether, to in­crease aware­ness, ed­u­cate peo­ple, en­cour­age ev­ery­one (not just women!) to lead healthy lifestyles and go get checked, as well as raise funds in aid of breast can­cer re­search and equip­ment. Now in its third year run­ning, Pink Oc­to­ber has al­ready raised €150,000, got thou­sands of peo­ple to­gether in the fight against breast can­cer and bought the Fax­itron Core­vi­sion sys­tem at Mater Dei Hos­pi­tal. This year with ev­ery­one’s help, Pink Oc­to­ber 2016 will be big­ger, bet­ter and more ef­fec­tive than ever be­fore, and most im­por­tantly, will con­tinue to help save peo­ple’s lives. One of the main events of Pink Oc­to­ber is the Global Cap­i­tal Plc Art Auc­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion. By participating in this the pub­lic can help JPA and its part­ners to reach the goal of rais­ing €90,000.

Spon­sored by Global Cap­i­tal plc this year’s Pink Oc­to­ber Art Auc­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion brought to­gether more artists and tal­ent mak­ing this event an ut­terly mag­i­cal art ex­po­si­tion. The ‘artists’, are not just the peo­ple who gen­er­ously do­nated their ex­clu­sive art­works, but also other pro­fes­sion­als in­volved in the cre­ation of this ex­pe­ri­ence. The venue, the at­ten­dees, the ar­range­ment, the food, the mu­sic and every lit­tle de­tail planned for this Auc­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion, which will def­i­nitely shape it into one of Malta’s most pres­ti­gious and cre­ative events.

Silent Auc­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion

The ex­hi­bi­tion and auc­tion will con­sist of 41 art­works by Mal­tese and for­eign artists, with the aim of rais­ing funds for Pink Oc­to­ber. It will be open to the pub­lic on­line from 20th till 30th Septem­ber and at Au­berge de Castille on the 28th till 29th Septem­ber between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as dur­ing Notte Bianca.

Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to sup­port Pink Oc­to­ber and bid on their favourite art­work on­line via www.pinkoc­to­ber.sup­port/ar­tauc­tion or man­u­ally, by filling in the bid­ding form pro­vided and plac­ing it in the Silent Auc­tion Box at Castille on 30th Septem­ber.

The artists in­clude Richard Eng­land, Gio­vanni Maranghi, An­drey Filip­pov, Yu­lia Zh­danova, Vic­to­ria Malkova, Polina Moskv­ina, Gulja Hol­land, Ken­neth Zam­mit Tabona, Zvez­dan Reljic, Se­bas­tian Tanti Burlo, Rune Bo Jakob­sen, Aaron Sa­gaelu, Derek Ma­son, John w. Zhang, Ju­lian Vas­sallo, James Vella Clark, Pa­trick Dalli, Madeleine Fen­wick, Paul Caru­ana, Anna Nightin­gale, Pawl Car­bonaro, Kane Cali, Ritty Tac­sum Glenn El­lul, Pippa Toledo, Marisa At­tard, Jimmy Grima, Zoedeille Ba­jada, Am­ber Fenech. Svetislav Marti­novic, Selina Scerri and Christo­pher Sal­iba.

To­gether with the artists, Ar­chi­tec­ture Project and Madeleine Fen­wick with the help of BIG Ex­hibits will be set­ting up dif­fer­ent in­stal­la­tions in the Au­berge de Castille vaults dur­ing the open­ing, while Blaze Pro­duc­tions through their col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bang & Olufsen from As­tral En­ter­prises, will be do­ing what they do best com­bin­ing 3D an­i­ma­tion art and vis­ual ef­fects with pro­jec­tion on the well in the vaults.

The Global Cap­i­tal plc Pink Oc­to­ber Art Ex­hi­bi­tion and Auc­tion will be cu­rated Jus­tine Balzan De­majo, who is a free­lance art re­storer and cu­ra­tor for con­tem­po­rary art ex­hibits in Malta. Jus­tine gained many years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of restora­tion, namely work­ing along­side mentor and Car­avag­gio spe­cial­ist, Roberta La­pucci, as well as as­sist­ing Din L-Art Ħelwa with the restora­tion of Our Lady of Vic­to­ries Church in Val­letta, amongst oth­ers. Jus­tine is also the di­rec­tor and pre­sen­ter of the new cul­tural tele­vi­sion se­ries, Cul­ture Vul­ture, de­but­ing this Oc­to­ber on TVM.

Whilst help­ing to raise funds and cre­at­ing aware­ness for such an im­por­tant cause like breast can­cer, Jus­tine takes the op­por­tu­nity to si­mul­ta­ne­ously give ex­po­sure to young and up­com­ing artists, and demon­strate to the pub­lic the con­tem­po­rary artists that Malta has to offer. Global Cap­i­tal plc Pink Oc­to­ber Art Auc­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion does this in an in­no­va­tive way within a tra­di­tional and his­toric set­ting, ex­hibit­ing dif­fer­ent art me­dia and styles, whilst also em­ploy­ing in­stal­la­tion and per­for­mance art.

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