Art ex­hi­bi­tion and on­line auc­tion with a dif­fer­ence

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Kelma Kelma and The In­spire Foun­da­tion team up with 12 su­perb artists to bring you an art ex­pe­ri­ence, which is guar­an­teed to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple who need it the most.

Twelve tal­ented and gen­er­ous artists cre­ated an orig­i­nal work of art to rep­re­sent a par­tic­u­lar month of the year, and to ac­com­pany a tra­di­tional Mal­tese proverb pro­vided by Kelma Kelma.

The paint­ings were do­nated to In­spire and are fea­tured in a 2017 cal­en­dar that’s be­ing sold in aid of the In­spire Foun­da­tion. The 12page, A5 hang­ing or desk cal­en­dar can be pur­chased on­line through In­spire’s web­site for €6.50 which in­cludes postage to Malta and Gozo.

The 12 orig­i­nal works are also up for auc­tion and are be­ing sold to raise funds for In­spire. An ex­hi­bi­tion of the paint­ings is be­ing held at Hill­top Gar­dens in Triq LInkwina, Naxxar un­til 3 De­cem­ber. Dur­ing this time the on­line auc­tion will also be open for bid­ding.

The fea­tur­ing artists are Marisa At­tard, Steve Bonello, Ġorg Mal­lia, Deb­bie Caru­ana Dingli, Na­dine Noko, C. S. Lawrence, Mark Sci­cluna, Moira Zahra Sci­cluna, Saviour Bal­dacchino, Berivan Serin, Sam De­gae­tano and Hayley Acre­man.

The In­spire Foun­da­tion and Kelma Kelma would like to thank its part­ners and spon­sors Il-Kun­sill Naz­zjon­ali tal-Ilsien Malti, Malta Tourism Au­thor­ity, ilKum­mis­sjoni Ewro­pea, Mapfre Mid­dle­sea, Mal­ta­post, Gemelli Fram­ing and VeeGeeBee Art, for help­ing to make this in­no­va­tive project a re­al­ity.

In­spire be­lieves that ev­ery­one has a right to equal­ity and in­clu­sion. Our mis­sion is to try to help ev­ery­one with a dis­abil­ity achieve this. We do this by pro­vid­ing in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies with ed­u­ca­tional, ther­a­peu­tic and leisure ser­vices. We also ad­vo­cate for in­clu­sion, ed­u­cate the gen­eral pub­lic, raise aware­ness among peers, and hold the best knowl­edge base on dis­abil­ity on the is­land.

To­day, In­spire helps over 1,000 in­di­vid­u­als with var­i­ous dis­abil­i­ties rang­ing from Down syn­drome, Autism, Cere­bral Palsy and oth­ers. The foun­da­tion of­fers var­i­ous ser­vices and dis­abil­ity pro­grammes that are of­fered at a highly sub­sidised rate or some­times even for free.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit https://in­spire.org.mt/Kel­maKel­maCal­en­dars2017 and to pur­chase the cal­en­dar or to view the works on auc­tion visit www.in­spire.org.mt

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