Mediterranean Synergies. The Art of Aurelio and Simone Talpa: 23 June – 1 September 2024

Il-Ħaġar Museum is proud to host a new temporary exhibition Mediterranean Synergies. The Art of Aurelio and Simone Talpa which consists of ceramic works and paintings with a mythological theme by Aurelio Talpa and abstract geometric paintings by his son Simone. There will be sixty works in all, thirty-eight by Aurelio and twenty-two by Simone. This exhibition is being held in collaboration with the 27th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival and is supported by the Leader Programme of the Gozo Action Group Foundation.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Hon. Clint Camilleri, Minister for Gozo and Planning, on Sunday 23 June 2024, at 11.45 a.m. and will remain open until Sunday 1 September 2024.


About the artists:

Aurelio Talpa was born in Caivano, Naples, in 1959.  In 1978 he graduated from the Art Institute in San Leucio, Caserta and in 1987 he completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples (in painting) under the guidance of Domenico Spinosa.  He currently teaches painting at the public school Liceo Artistico G. De Chirico at Torre Annunziata, Naples.                                      

Simone Talpa was born in Torre del Greco, Naples, in 1995.  In 2023 he graduated in the Visual Arts and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. His artistic research derives and evolves from a personal interest in Eastern philosophies. He has sought to apply what he has learned to his artistic practice. By using “poor” earthy materials, such as the jute and charcoal, he tries to overcome the contradiction between opposing entities. Consequently, his works present an interchange between fullness and emptiness, finished and unfinished, figurative and abstract. One observes geometric lines and shapes, fluid and rigid elements, open and closed elements.

Other acknowledgements: Gozo Regional Development Authority, Cultural Heritage Directorate – Ministry for Gozo & Planning,, Events in Gozo, Culture18fineart, CVC media, Malta Tourism Authority, Visit Malta.