Venuti Exhibition: The Launch of Il-Ħaġar Restoration and Conservation Project

A new temporary exhibition about an Italian artist who worked for quite some time in Gozo is being inaugurated at Il-Ħaġar Museum on Saturday 25 January at 11.30am. This cultural centre possesses five of Filippo Fortunato Venuti’s paintings, and the inauguration serves as the official launch of a Restoration and Conservation Project which has attracted the support of Bank of Valletta.

The exhibition can be visited seven days a week between 9.00am and 5.00pm till 19 February. There is no entrance fee but Il-Ħaġar Museum is welcoming any donations in favour of this initiative either directly at the museum or to Il-Ħaġar Restoration and Conservation Fund bank accounts:

Bank of Valletta: MT83VALL22013000000040018753273

Lombard Bank: MT56LBMA05000000000001174600345

 Il-Ħaġar Museum  Venuti Exchibition Restoration and Conservation project

Bob Cardona exhibits at Il-Ħaġar Museum

Besides numerous seasonal events, Il-Ħaġar Museum is hosting an additional temporary exhibition featuring assorted artworks by Gozo-based Bob Cardona.

Rusticulate, inaugurated on 7 December at noon, remains available till 6 January 2020 during the normal opening hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week. There is no entrance fee. 

SMOM Christmas stamps at Il-Ħaġar

The Gozo Philatelic Society has set up a new exhibit in their showcase on level -1 at Il-Ħaġar Museum, included in the impressive seasonal programme offered at this cultural centre.

Natalizia, within the Gozo Ministry Milied f’Għawdex initiative, displays a good range of Christmas stamps, not excluding miniature sheets, issued by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

This exhibition can be viewed until 12 January 2020 during normal opening hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm seven days a week. There is no entrance fee.  

The Art of Anton Inglott at Il-Ħaġar Museum – updated with Videos

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Il-Ħaġar Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition featuring some fifty assorted artworks by Anton Inglott. Though he died at just thirty, this genius influenced greatly the post-war milieu.
This prestigious exhibition, accompanied with a sixty-page colour publication (Il-Ħaġar Gems Series, No. 7), forms part of Festival Mediterranea but is taking place also through the support of Heritage Malta, the Gozo Ministry, Teatru Astra, HSBC and various public and private collectors.  
It is being inaugurated by Culture Minister Dr Owen Bonnici on Saturday 19 October at 7.30pm and remains till 27 November during the normal opening hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week. Entrance is, as always, free of charge

Rotary Collective Art Exhibition

Il-Ħaġar Museum is hosting a temporary Collective Art Exhibition organized by Rotary Club Gozo.
FUSION, to be opened by Minister Dr Justyne Caruana on 14 September, showcases seven artists who offer an interesting assortment of styles: Monique Cachia, David Carrington, Emily Clark, Valerie Mejlak, Chris Saliba, Tanja Van Pouke and Caroline Young Cali.
The exhibition runs until the 16th of October.
Entrance remains free during the normal hours of 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

Special Zahra Exhibition at Il-Ħaġar

You are invited to the official opening of a special temporary Exhibition on Saturday 10 August at 7.30pm at Il-Ħaġar Museum.
Francesco Zahra and St George’s Basilica: Art & Conservation was prepared, with the help of art historian Dr Mark Sagona, on the occasion of the project connected with the restoration of the two huge masterpieces by this outstanding 18th century artist above the choir stalls of St George’s Basilica. The main aims of the exhibition are to raise greater awareness and appreciation of one of Malta’s great artists, to highlight the artistic and cultural heritage of the island of Gozo, and to make the public more sensitive to restoration and conservation issues and their professional implementation. 
This Exhibition can be visited up to 11 September and entrance remains free: opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week

Live Wire: An exhibition by Anthony Lucian Cauchi

Anthony Lucian Cauchi was born in Qormi (1948) but lives in St. Julians. He studied art at the Government School of Art (Drawing and Sculpture), St. Joseph Technical (Ceramic) School, M.C.A.S.T. Ceramic School, Targa-Cap and the Academy ‘Pietro Vannucci’ in Perugia, Italy.

As a painter, sculptor and designer, he has held solo exhibitions, some of which were held at Don Bosco Institute (Gozo), German Maltese Circle (Valletta), Sta Margerita Chapel (San Gwann), Gran Hotel Corinthia (San Anton, Balzan), Archaeological Museum (Valletta),  Mediterranean Centre (Valletta), National Museum of Fine Art (Valletta)

 Anthony won the Bronze Medal, International Postal Union Art Competition in Lugano, Switzerland.  In 1986, he won another Bronze Medal iN the same competition in Rome, Italy.

His works can be found in numerous Maltese households, National Hospitals, the National Fine Art Museum, German Maltese Circle, Heritage and restaurants all over the Island. He has also exhibited works in London, Helsinki, and Perugia.

Solo Exhibitions

1975     National Library, Valletta.

1978     Mediterranean Centre, Valletta

1984     Town Hall, City of Perugia, Italy.

1985     Archaeological Museum, Valletta.

1987     Dolmen Hotel, Qawra.

1996     National Museum of Fine Art, Comtemporary Room, Valletta

1998     National Museum of Fine Art, Court Yard, Valletta.

1999    Sta Margerita Chapel, San Gwann.

2001     German Maltese Circle, Valletta

2002     Grand Hotel Corinthia, San Anton, Balzan.

2007     Hotel San George, St Georges Bay, Paceville.

2009     Heritage Malta, Old University Buildings, Valletta.

2011     German Maltese Circle, Valletta.

2013     Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture, & Commerce, Valletta.,

2014    Retrospective , Auberge d’Italie, Valletta.

2016    “of gods, myths and legends” ,  Depiro Palace, Mdina

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Socio-Literary Exhibition at Il-Ħaġar

A temporary exhibition on level 2 at Il-Ħaġar (Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria) offers an unusual socio-literary look at the Cinderella story.

Art historian and social anthropologist Dra Veronica Veen has been studying for years Germudija, the Gozo variant of the Cinderella theme. After getting Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb support for her book “The Maltese Cinderella & Women’s Storytelling Tradition”, she has set up a detailed look about the tale itself as it developed in various cultures.

This material can be viewed 9am-5pm till 11 April (7 days a week). Dra Veen is also offering allied events, including a lecture (23 March @ 11am), guided tours cum workshop (with required booking and prizes) and student visits. Copies of the book will be available and Veronica is usually in attendance for further background explanations. Entrance remains free.

Stamps for Easter & Before at Il-Ħaġar

The Gozo Philatelic Society has set up a new exhibit in their showcase on level -1 at Il-Ħaġar (Pjazza San Ġorġ – Victoria) within the Gozo Ministry Easter in Gozo scheme.

The range of stamps and covers includes Old Masters and photos featuring Lent and Easter as celebrated locally and abroad. Opening hours remain 9am-5pm seven days a week – and there is no entrance fee.

Generations: Padre e Figlia

Generations: Padre e Figlia is an  exhibition showcasing a range of artworks by Mario Caffaro Rore and his daughter Adriana at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo. The Hon. Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana is officially inaugurating it on Friday 29 March at 18:45.

These exhibits can be viewed till 12 April. Normal opening hours are 9am to 5pm seven days a week. There is no entrance fee.