If one had to consider the act of tumbling as one whose outcome is unpredictable and the property of a weed as being that of an opportunistic growth, then the name Tumbleweed introduces a peculiar kind of artistic activity. It is a process whereby artwork grows and ferments through the interaction between artists, whose own personal narrative is one of a wandering nature.
Here four artists are brought together over a period of 9 months by a curator with a difference. Joe Philippe Abela is an art custodian whose knowledge and zeal has him bent on promoting the happenings of art; any way it wants to go. The artists are Pam Baldacchino, Mark Lughermo, Robert Zahra and Andrea Zerafa. Together they have rubbed elbow to elbow, carrying out workshops and inviting other artists to contribute with their feedback and discussion. The work that emerged is an engagement on the artist’s part with the elusive, be it a deep sense of loss, the experience of separation and consequent absence, together with, an exploration of boundaries and physical spaces which are caught in this transition.
The exhibition of their collective works, Tumbleweed will be held at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta from the 11th of December, 2015 to the 22nd January, 2016. Teachers are invited to carry out workshops with school children so as to increase their awareness and engagement with local contemporary art.
To meet the artists please contact Mr. Joe Philippe Abela on 7991 1625.
Location: Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta; phone number 21244339/21244400.
11th December – 19th December: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 19.00 hrs and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00hrs; 21st December – 23rd December from 08:00 to 15:00 hrs .
4th January – 23rd January: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 19.00 hrs and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00hrs.
It will be closed on Sundays and public holidays.