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The Malta Society of Arts was established in 1852, and is Malta’s oldest institution for the promotion of the arts and crafts.

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Human Matter exhibition opening

Our first exhibition in the newly-renovated exhibition halls on the upper floor of the Palazzo de La Salle is opening on Thursday 19 October at 19:30.

For more detailed info about the participating artists, follow our Facebook event here.

Human Matter Poster-01Human Matter is a collective exhibition by established and emerging Maltese artists focusing on aspects of human existence. It seeks to explore facets and salient characteristics of ‘the Anthropocene’. The general focus emphasises existential aspects related to the human being and/or its surroundings. Artists will express their reflections and interpretations through the use of various media such as painting, sculpture, installation and video art. This varied spectrum of works and creative milieu of contemporary artistic research will also feature up and coming artists from the University of Malta. The exhibition will be inaugurating the newly refurbished Upper Galleries at Palazzo de la Salle.

Participants

Victor Agius
Caesar Attard
John Paul Azzopardi
Aaron Bezzina
Vince Briffa
Elisa Von Brockdorff
Kane Calì
Sabrina Calleja Jackson
Giola Cassar
Justin Falzon
Alexandra Pace
Paul Scerri
Joe Smith
Ritty Tacsum
Jesmond Vassallo
Raphael Vella
Robert Zahra
University of Malta – Department of Digital Arts & Faculty for the Built Environment

 Curators

Joe Philippe Abela
Roderick Camilleri
Elyse Tonna

 The exhibition launch will be held on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 19:30 at Palazzo de La Salle.

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Last few days to apply for our courses!

Here’s the full list of courses starting this Monday 2 October (zoom in for better readability). Call us on 21244400 or email on info@artsmalta.org for more info.

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Applications for AMuSE are now open!

The ‘Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences’ project of the Malta Society of Arts has just issued a call for applications for visual artists

Applications for artists interested in taking part in the Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences project led by the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) are now available. Interested artists between the ages of 18-30 are invited to apply by not later than Tuesday 4 October 2017. The four selected local artists will have the opportunity to research multi-sensorial art over a period of two years together with fellow artists from the four participating countries. Moreover, they will be awarded a one-month artist residency in one of these partner countries, where their work will also be exhibited.

The total of 16 selected artists (four from every participating country – Malta, Italy and Lithuania) will be working together as a community to produce artwork providing new approaches to visual arts through the use of the senses.

Applicants are required to submit their application form (available at http://artsmalta.org/amuse-application-form) to info@artsmalta.org by not later than Tuesday 4 October 2017. The requirements include a motivation letter, a detailed proposal with images and text, six images of previous works with accompanying information, a Curriculum Vitae and any additional material, among other things.

AMuSE is the first international multidisciplinary art project led by a Maltese art institution, the Malta Society of Arts and co-funded by the European Commission. The project takes the form of a consortium comprising four partners: Malta Society of Arts (Malta), Terre dei Savoia Association (Italy), and Dusetos Culture Center (Lithuania). The project will explore multisensorial art, proposing new readings on European identity, cultural legacies, customs and idiosyncrasies.

The creative work produced will be exhibited by the hosting countries. The whole project will culminate in an exhibition to be held in 2019, at Palazzo de la Salle (Valletta), bringing together all the artwork created throughout the two-years of research and experimentation.

For more information, please visit the AMuSE Facebook page www.facebook.com/Artistic-Multi-Sensorial-Experiences-AMUSE-439761703051856and the Malta Society of Arts’ website http://artsmalta.org/amuse-project

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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AMuSE on Encore magazine

Our AMuSE project (Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences – AMUSE) is on Encore – Arts & Culture magazine!

Pick up a copy of the magazine at various outlets or read the article here: http://encore.com.mt/Issue10/#fb0=47

And don’t forget to like the AMuSE Facebook Page to stay updated on news! Here’s the link: www.facebook.com/Artistic-Multi-Sensorial-Experiences-AMUSE…

Encore Issue 10

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AMuSE on Sunday Circle

Our AMuSE project (Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences – AMUSE) was featured in an article on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Sunday Circle magazine on Sunday 3 September.

Thank you Iggy Fenech for writing the article and the AMuSE team consisting of Roderick Camilleri, Joe Scerri, Adrian Mamo and Funding Support.

More info on this subject coming very soon!

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Deadline! LCM Winter 2017 Practical exam

REMINDER

Re: LCM Winter 2017 Practical exam

Please note that the closing date for the upcoming LCM Winter Practical exam to be
held in October 2017, is this Friday, the 25th August 2017.

Applications can be made directly at our offices between 7.30am and 12pm (noon) or
sent by post with a cheque addressed to ‘The Malta Society of Arts’.

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Launch of Winter Courses!

The long list of arts courses starting this October here at the Malta Society of Arts has been extended further with lessons in Flute and Events Management

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With around 40 different courses being offered by the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) across the areas of visual, applied and performing arts, anyone who would like to further their art-related skills will be spoilt for choice. Applications are now open for all the courses starting at the beginning of October, and they can be collected and submitted at MSA’s seat, the Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta.

Founded in 1852, the Malta Society of Arts is Malta’s oldest arts organisation, and for a long time it was the only one that helped artists by providing financial support and creating a community where they could meet and exchange ideas. Today, it still strives to be a hub for artistic activity and its role will be strengthened as the renovations at the Palazzo de La Salle are finalised in the coming months and the upstairs spaces start to be populated by performances, exhibitions, concerts and other artistic events.

The winter courses falling under the visual arts umbrella will include History of Art, Art for Juniors (varying ages), Preparation for Art O’Level, Art for Adults, Art for Mature Students, Clay Modelling, Nude Human Figure Art, Wood Sculpture, Art Workshops and Photography, which this year will also include a photo editing unit.

The vast applied arts section will offer lessons in Crochet, Lace Making, Cottage Crafts, Crib Building, Cake Decorating, Dress Making, Tailoring, Embroidery, Gilding, Knitting, Monastery Work, Soft Furnishings and Ganutell, among others. Students in the performing arts courses can choose to learn the guitar, piano, violin, voice and the flute, which is a brand new addition to the list of instruments being taught at MSA.

A new course in ‘Events organisation’ will introduce participants to the practical skills required to successfully plan, implement, and manage events. With the recent increase in Malta’s cultural output, this newly-added training will be welcomed by many who would like to see more efficiently-run events.

This year, MSA is introducing two new offers in line with its mission to encourage and promote arts education. Members of the Malta Society of Arts will benefit from a 50% discount on visual and applied arts courses (except the Nude Art course). This same 50% discount will also be offered to current students who bring in a new student to the MSA on one of the applied arts courses.

For more information about the Malta Society of Arts and its courses, please visit the page: www.artsmalta.org/courses

 

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Update on works at MSA!

The exhibition boards on which artworks will be placed have been finished and they’re waiting to be hung on the walls of the exhibition halls. The wooden skirting has also been installed and will be finished soon. Have a look at how our upstairs space is constantly changing.

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‘Applied Nostalgia’ Exhibition

Our stunning photographic exhibition ‘Applied Nostalgia’, which is part of Malta’s EU Presidency’s programme, is on in our Courtyard until Monday 3 July (except Thursday 29 June which is a holiday) between 8am-7pm. Photos are by two very talented artists – Maltese photographer Mark Pace and Serbian photographer Aleksandar M. Knezevic

 Here’s a little taste of the exhibition below. Hurry up and pay us a visit! 

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Summer courses starting soon!

Courses - Summer 2017

 

Our summer courses are starting soon! But you’re still in time to apply. Have a look at the timetable above to see what tickles your fancy and call us now on 21244400 for more info. See you at the Palazzo de La Salle! 

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