Sculptures by Gozitan artist Mario Agius on display at Il-Hagar
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A new exhibition by Gozitan artist Mario Agius has been inaugurated this weekend Il-Hagar Museum in Victoria, by the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana.
The exhibition – Journey – a celebration of motherhood, showcases a mix of his wonderful sculptures – in wood, stone and marble, it is open to the public until the 16th of April.
Last summer the artist presented a public sculpture in oak to the city of Beesel in the Netherlands. It measured 2.6 metres in height and showed various iconographical symbols linked with St George interwoven in a semi abstract composition.Mario Agius (b. 1956) has manifested a fond inclination to sculpture and design from his early years. He began his artistic studies under the late Mons. Michelangelo Apap and furthered his studies in wood sculpture under artist Anton Agius (1933-2008).
The artist has a number of sculptures in private collections both locally and abroad including England, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
His finest wood sculptures adorn churches all around the Maltese islands.
Il-Hagar Museum is located in St George’s Square and is open daily from 9am to 5pm, entrance is free of charge.
Photographs by Alain Salvary