Malta Design Week 2014 inaugurated: Local craft makers on exhibition

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Malta Design Week 2014 inaugurated: Local craft makers on exhibitionMalta Design Week 2014 was inaugurated on Friday evening by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Dr Owen Bonnici.

After going through a rigorous selection by the organisers of Malta Design Week, MAKERS MARK (MM) founders Nadege Cassar and Charlene Mercieca (from Malta) together with Rachel Robinson, Pat Holtom, Jackie Roberts, Karin Grech, Nancye Church, Jayne and Paolo Giordanella (from Gozo), were delighted to be chosen to showcase a selection of their work, and explain the skills and the design and making processes behind the finished products.

Their exhibition ‘Craft Nation – The Kingdom of Tactility’ invites the public to enter a space within fort St.Elmo where artisans and designers rule; where beautiful objects are valued and craft is brought to life.

Malta Design Week (MDW) opens to the general public at the newly restored historic fort St Elmo in Valletta on Saturday, the 17th of May at 4pm and will then be open each day until Saturday, the 24th of May from 10am-10pm, with a full programme of exhibitions, events, installations, talks and satellite venues.

MDW is presented by 808; an NGO responsible for a year-round programme of design related activities which aims to affirm Malta’s reputation as a hub for Mediterranean creativity, and to sustain itself as a biennial design festival of international repute.

For further information on MAKERS MARK find us on Facebook or view our website.

A full programme of events for Malta Design Week can be viewed at www.maltadesignweek.com.

Photo: MAKERS MARK founder members at the inauguration

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