Date(s) - 04 Mar 2021 - 25 Mar 2021
Exhibition by Anna Calleja
Dates: 4 to 25 March 2021
Venue: Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
Monday to Friday 08.00hrs – 19.00hrs
Saturday 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Entrance is free
Subject to Covid-19 measures
Homebound, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Anna Calleja, will open from the 4th to the 24th of March 2021. In this collection of paintings and prints, Calleja retires to the comfort and melancholy of home. She shows us her closest loved ones and uncovers objects burdened with private stories. Calleja is not one to shock or shout, her work is quietly introspective. Calleja disarms the viewer with the domestic space, drawing us in by familiarity to express themes that are universal. While the work is autobiographical, Calleja draws influence from a variety of sources. She harks back to artists she admires, references historic tropes in figurative painting and revisits the childhood certainty of fairy tales; sleeping figures, lost shoes, misted mirrors, and domestic happy-ever-afters. In this body of work, Anna Calleja questions what it means to find comfort in a time of great uncertainty.
Anna Calleja Bio
Anna Calleja (b.1997) is a Maltese artist. She studied Fine Art at Falmouth University in Cornwall from 2017 to 2020. Calleja has exhibited locally and abroad; at the Wignacourt Museum in Malta and at Tate St.Ives, Porthmeor Studios and the Mall Galleries in London. In 2020, her painting, ‘Alone in Quarantine’ was awarded a Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition in London. Homebound, a collection of paintings and prints, is Anna Calleja’s first solo exhibition.