Wistin Camilleri monument relocated to a more prominent position
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The monument of Wistin Camilleri has been relocated to a new and more prominent position on the periphery of the Villa Rundle Gardens, where it can be seen on the approach into Victoria.
The unveiling was carried out by the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana, who remarked that the monument was now “in the place it deserves.” The ceremony also included the laying of wreaths.The monument was originally in position at the Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Arts and Crafts, where it was inaugurated in December 2009, in commemoration of the 20 years since the opening of school, as well as thirty years since the death of Wistin Camilleri whom the school is named after.
The monument was constructed and presented to the school, by the sculptor Kav. Alfred Camilleri Cauchi, who is son of the artist Wistin Camilleri, while the pedestal of the monument was constructed by Manuel Saliba and designed by Camilleri Cauchi.
It was originally constructed under the supervision of Josef Camilleri, who is the nephew of Wistin Camilleri.
Photographs top: MGOZ/George Scerri and below by Alain Salvary