Two exhibitions currently taking place at Heart of Gozo Museum
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Il-Hagar | Heart of Gozo Museum is currently holding two temporary exhibitions.
’20th Century Maltese Artists,’ is the title of an exhibition, featuring drawings and paintings by 20th Century Maltese artists: Willie Apap, Vincent Apap, Emvin Cremona, Joseph Briffa, Josef Kalleja and Esprit Barthet. The exhibition, which was inaugurated by the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, will remain open to the public until the 30th of April.
There is also an exhibition of of photographs by Jörg Böttcher. This exhibition entitled ‘Vanishing Gozo,’ presents a collection of photographs taken by the artist over the last two decades.The theme of the exhibition is a recollection with nostalgia of images of lost characteristics in Gozo. The photographs mainly portray elements like doorways, niches and other features that were destroyed or removed in recent years to make way for apartments and other new buildings.
Böttcher gives prominence to all those architectural features of Gozo that to most of the inhabitants are considered as an eyesore.
Born near Berlin, Germany, the self-taught artist and accomplished photographer has been mesmerised by the Island of Gozo since he first visited back in 1978. Gozo has been his artistic inspiration especially since he settled permanently in Zebbug in 1992.
The photographs are being displayed in the foyer of the museum premises at St.George’s Square, Victoria, Gozo, until the 27th of April 2014
Both exhibitions are free of charge to the public and opening hours are Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 5.30pm.
Photographs – Alain Salvary.