Heart of Gozo- Scenes of an island
22 Feb 2014 at 12:00 pm
Il-Ħaġar| Heart of Gozo is commemorating the 1st anniversary from its opening on February 2014. As part of the celebrations, the Museum and cultural centre is organizing a temporary collective exhibition of Gozitan landscapes by contemporary artists: Anthony Caruana, Christopher Saliba, George Scicluna, Jörg Böttcher, Justin Falzon, Maria Cassar, Mario Cassar, Mark Sagona, Paul Stellini, Rachel Galea, Toni Mizzi, Umberto Buttigieg, Victor Agius and Vincent Caruana.
All artists participating are currently residing in Gozo, some are Gozitans from birth; others have made Gozo their adoptive country. Their Gozitan depictions are not only artistic views of an idyllic sister island but these are also underpinned by a deep sense of attachment and belonging. More that simple impressions, these works are visual experiences of the artists’ first-hand encounter with the beauty of Gozo, the intensity of its sun, the dynamicity of its climate, the silent void of its fertile countryside, the tranquillity of its villages, the charm of its close knit city centre…..they are portraying a piece of home.
Come and experience a dynamic fusion of diverse styles, media and interpretations of the Gozitan scenery and character: from the vivid, bright coloured bold shaped representations to the more organic looking, expressive interpretations of the Gozitan landscapes, from the romantic views to the crude and also to pessimistic perceptions of Gozo.
Entrance is free.