10 artists cel­e­brate their shared Żab­bar roots

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

Roots in Colour is the theme of an ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing works by 10 artists who share the same roots as hav­ing been born and bred in Żab­bar.

The artists are Miriam Borg, Ber­nice But­tigieg, Alex Dalli, Louise El­lul, Erica Chir­cop, Pia Ma­gro, An­thony Vella, Mario Portelli, Mar­lene Grech and James Vella Clark.

“When we were con­sid­er­ing which artists to in­vite, we re­alised that Żab­bar has pro­duced a lot of tal­ent. In fact, we are very happy to have man­aged to con­firm a list of es­tab­lished and not so es­tab­lished artists who will be ex­hibit­ing to­gether for the first time, mak­ing this ex­hi­bi­tion a highly-an­tic­i­pated event,” says Ġużeppi Theuma, sec­re­tary of the Żab­bar Sanc­tu­ary Mu­seum and or­gan­iser of this ex­hi­bi­tion.

The col­lec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture paint­ings as well as ce­ram­ics and will be open to the pub­lic be­tween 1 and 23 Septem­ber at the Sanc­tu­ary Mu­seum ad­ja­cent to the par­ish church, co­in­cid­ing with the par­ish feast.

“Although the artists all hail from Żab­bar, they do not know each other and have never had the op­por­tu­nity to meet or col­lab­o­rate to­gether. This ex­hi­bi­tion is there­fore turn­ing out as an in­ter­est­ing project which will also help these artists learn from each other’s work, prov­ing that art can bridge any form of gap. It will also help Żab­bar’s res­i­dents to ap­pre­ci­ate the tal­ent that orig­i­nated from our town,” Theuma added.

James Vella ClarkErica Chir­cop

An­thony Vella

Miriam Borg

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