Gozitan landscapes in ‘Scenes of an Island’ art exhibition
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‘Heart of Gozo – Scenes of an Island,’ is the title of a temporary collective exhibition of Gozitan landscapes, organised by Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum, in St George’s Square Victoria, as as part of this year’s 1st anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition has on display works by the contemporary artists: Anthony Caruana, Christopher Saliba, George Scicluna, Jörg Böttcher, Justin Falzon, Maria Cassar, Mark Sagona, Paul Stellini, Rachel Galea, Toni Mizzi, Umberto Buttigieg, Victor Agius and Vincent Caruana.
These artists currently reside 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 than 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.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to 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.
The exhibition is open to the public until the 21st of March, Monday-Sunday from 9.00am to 5.30pm.
Photographs by Alain Salvary