Four contemporary Gozitan artists will unveil 24 exhibits at the main hall of the European Parliament between March 6 and 9. The exhibition, titled Embracing Change in Gozo, focuses on Gozitan realities and aspirations.

Rachel Galea, Kris Saliba, Manuel Farrugia and Anthony Caruana have been invited by Maltese MEP and former Prime Minister Alfred Sant to display six paintings each and provide an opportunity for MEPs and visitors to the European Parliament from EU countries to appreciate the works of artists living on an island at the periphery of Europe.

 “These paintings have been conceived as a tribute to the natural beauty of our island in conjunction with the careful man-made interventions devised throughout the years which gave a distinctive character to the island. It is a cultural heritage we cherish, in an age in which we are embracing changes  at social and infrastructural  levels. The paintings are a testimony of what we were and we still are; they express the need of salvaging our identity and heritage and the need of finding the right balance with the expectations and demands of contemporaneity.” artist Manuel Farrugia said. 

 

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