Sculptures by Gozitan Joe Xuereb in London charity auction
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Last Friday, the 11th of November, the ‘Malta Charities Association’ of London, organised their annual Gala Dinner to raise funds for Malta based charities societies. As in previous years, the well attended Dinner was held at The Landmark Hotel in London.
For this event Gozitan sculptor Joe Xuereb was once again asked to make a donation to the art section where all works were auctioned during the Gala Dinner.
Joe Xuereb, who runs his own gallery in the village centre of Ghajnsielem, presented two medium sized limestone sculptures entitled ‘Young Love’ and ‘Amore e Protezione.’ According to the organisers, Xuereb’s works got the interest of several bidders and at the end fetched the handsome sum of GBP £2000. Overall, around £18,000 was raised through the various art pieces auctioned during the event.
As in previous years, Joe has been promised that some of the funds will also be channelled to Gozo based philanthropic societies. In the past the Arka Foundation and Oasi Foundation have mainly benefited from donations from the ‘Malta Charities Association.’
Photo shows Sculptor Joe Xuereb with ‘Young Love’ 2011 -H.35cm on the left and ‘Amore e Protezione’ 2011 – H.32cm on the right.