Landforms – Exhibition by Patrick Dalli

Date(s) - 21 Jul 2022 - 11 Aug 2022


Exhibition by Patrick Dalli

Curated by Roderick Camilleri

Dates: 21 July to 11 August 2022

Summer Opening Hours:
Mondays and Fridays: 8am to 7pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8am to Noon and 4pm to 7pm
Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

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

Entrance is free


Landforms is a collection of oil paintings by the artist Patrick Dalli. It is a new series of works exploring the formal possibilities of visual composition informed by local Maltese landscapes. These paintings explore the role of distinct form and colour in the constitution of abstracted paintings, representing a fresh and contemporary reinterpretation of the local scenery. The exhibition will showcase a body of imposing expressive large scale paintings at the galleries of the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Republic Street, Valletta.

Patrick Dalli

Patrick Dalli Biographical Outline

Born in Malta in 1955. From his teenage years to 1995, Dalli works primarily through self-training, interested mainly in landscape, still life, and portraiture. In 1995, he starts formal training under the tutorship of Anton Calleja (b.1955-) exercising mainly in the study of the human figure. It is in these very active years that Dalli concentrates his practice on the nude. In the following years, together with other fellow artists, Dalli practices intensely in life-sessions. He participates in collective exhibitions in Malta and abroad, exhibiting nudes, lanscapes, and still-life paintings. In 2002, he organises his first personal exhibition THE HUMAN FIGURE, at Gallerija Libertà, Valletta. Between 2002 and 2004 he works on the pictures for the exhibition PATRICK DALLI – NUDES, Gallerija Libertà, Valletta. All the paintings in this show were worked through life-sessions at the artist’s studio. In 2005 he holds a personal exhibition at Muska Gallery, in 2007 an exhibition of drawings at B’Art Gallery and in 2008 an exhibition, PATRICK DALLI – NUDES at St. James Cavalier and The Human Figure at the Malta Fine Arts Museum in 2010 and in 2015 Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy.