Il-Hajja – Exhibition by Mario Agius

Date/Time
Date(s) - 28 Apr 2022 - 19 May 2022


IL-ĦAJJA

Exhibition by Mario Agius

Curated by Elyse Tonna

Dates: 28 April to 19 May 2022

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 7pm
Saturdays: 9am to 1.30pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Venue: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

Entrance is free, subject to Covid-19 measures

Websites
www.artsmalta.org/events

Gozitan sculptor Mario Agius (b.1956) will be launching a personal exhibition of sculptures named IL-ĦAJJA at our Art Galleries. Mario studied sculpture and design with the late Maltese artists Anton Agius and Harry Alden and furthered his studies in the UK with sculptor Ian Norbury. His sculptures are in constant dialogue with our surroundings and aim to create connections and parallelisms between human life and natural materials such as olive trunks, Carrara marble and Gozo hardstone.

Biography

Artist Mario Agius (photo by Sean Sultana)

MARIO AGIUS (b. 1956) studied sculpture and design with the late Maltese artists Anton Agius and Harry Alden and furthered his studies in the UK with sculptor Ian Norbury. Juginder Lamba, a sculptor of international repute described Mario’s works as if they “oozed with humanity and the human condition in a truly universal sense”.

Agius’s sculptures are in constant dialogue with our surroundings and aim to create connections and parallelisms between human life and drama expressed with natural materials such as olive trunks, Carrara marble and Gozo hardstone. He has exhibited his works both locally and internationally and his sculptures are found in private collections worldwide. Some of his international exhibitions included collective shows organised by the British Woodcarvers Association in the UK and by the Marzi Art International Gallery in Hamburg, Germany and other collective shows in Gotland in Sweden and in the city of Nantes in France. Two of his large-scale public sculptures are exhibited permanently in Beesle, Holland, where he sculpted a 3.5 metre St George from one wooden trunk and at the Mġarr Terminal in Gozo where he has the sculpture named ‘Komunità’ which was selected through a national competition.

Mario Agius is married to Maria nee’ Sultana and has three children: Victor, Graziella and Charlene. He is grandfather to Nina, Isaac, Peppi, Luke, Matthias, Celine and Ian.

Artist contact details

Mario Agius, Ġgantija Art Gallery, John Otto Bayer Street, Xagħra, Gozo-Malta
Mobile: (00356) 99472831
Email: agiusmario@gmail.com
Website: www.marioagius.com

Artist Mario Agius at work