Edward Lear in Gozo – 150 Years Later: Heritage Malta exhibition
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Heritage Malta is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Edward Lear’s stay in Gozo through a small exhibition of Lear’s views of Gozo from the national collection.
The exhibition was inaugurated on Friday at the Heritage Malta Gozo Area Office, in the Cittadella, Victoria, by the Heritage Malta CEO Kenneth Gambin.
During his one-week sojourn in March of 1866, British artist Edward Lear went out for daily walks around the island, capturing many of its picturesque views in his quick yet faithful sketches. His walks were also documented in writing in his diaries, providing us with fascinating detail about daily life in Gozo 150 years ago.
He immortalised the description of Gozo as “pomskizillious and gromphibberous, being as no words can describe its magnificence.”
Admission to view the exhibition is free of charge and it will remain open to the public until the 28th of January. The opening hours are: Monday – Friday 8.00am-4.00pm and Saturday 8.00am-12.00pm.