On 1st July 2020, ArtMalta announced the AMA AWARDS 2020 event which will take place on 12th December 2020 at Urban Valley Resort in Malta. ArtMalta (AMA) is a brand with the aim to support cultural diversity. The nomination is open to artists of all Nationalities between the age of 18 to 35 years. Anyone over the age of 18 can nominate multiple artists. The awards will be selected based on number of votes received in the selected category. The Categories are: Most Innovative Artist, Most Imaginative, Most Expressive, Best Abstract, Best Portrait, Best Landscape, Best in Sculpture, Best in Photography, Best Contemporary Artist and Most Popular Artist Influencer 2020. The Nominations shall be accepted by 31st October 2020. The finalists will be announced in November 2020.
The nomination for this first edition of AMA AWARDS is aimed to support young talented artists and cultural diversity. Over 200 nominations were submitted in the first 3 weeks since the event was announced. The nominated artists will be featured here. The Event on Saturday 12th December at 20.00 Hrs is a seated event and the Tickets are now available here.
ARTMALTA invites you to spread the word about AMA AWARDS 2020 with your family and friends to nominate visual artists here.
In Episode 5 we welcome the renowned Ceramist Paul Haber talking about his career and next steps with Art Malta Euro Tour.
Once more Trattoria il Marinaio hosts #AldabraNews. Brought to you by Aldabra Atelier & Gallery THINK 1ST and CaptureIt Media.
Special thanks to Alka Ceramics.
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In Episode 4 we welcome back the duo Swara. Toni curmi and Noel Scerri just performed an incredible concert in Piazza Armerina with Assessorato Turismo Spettacolo Piazza Armerina Art Malta Euro Tour and Art Malta Sound
Special mention for Studio5 srl Service Audio Luci Video di Andrea D'amico
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In Episode 3 we meet the 9 times National, 9 times World and 2 times European Kickboxing Champion Samuray Andolina.
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With Fighters Workout WorldWide, Team Noel - Kickboxing Malta Malta Kickboxing Association - MKBA
Aldabra Atelier & Gallery is association with CaptureIt Media present to you Aldabra News at SmartCity Malta. Gabriella Mallia presents artists and creative people to bring positive news in every episode. In Episode 2 we learn about the Concert by Swara and meet Mr Clayton Day and Mr G.Luigi Rossi on set. Contact us on our Facebook page /Aldabragallery or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. #positivenewsarethenews #artmalta #think1st
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One of our favourite things about Arts at Aldabra Atelier & Gallery is Collaboration. The teamwork and sharing of creative ideas builds a magical whizz which empower the artists with inspiration and motivation. We are thrilled to engage in the exhibition 'Goodbye Propaganda' on Sunday 7th April by artist Aaron Lu who resides in Malta since 2012. The exhibition will include guest artists and artistic collaborations with international photojournalist Rene Rossignaud, artist from China He Ping and stockmaker Fabrizio Rivetta as well as music performances by DJ Nigel C, Drummer Max Pixbymax and Swara Duo Toni Curmi and Noel Scerri. The exhibition will be introduced by The German Ambassador, H. E. Mr Walter Hassmann. Those who wish to attend to the inauguration, kindly request invite on firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Goodbye Propaganda' is supported by Faber-Castell The Concept Malta, The AV Warehouse, Callus Garden Centre, Coronation Candles and Knight Music. We are proud to collaborate with organizations who supports art communications in the community, and here is why we want to share with you a commercial collaboration with Eden Cinemas in St. Julians who are exclusively showing Arts on Screen – Exhibitions from world’s premier galleries and most famous and genius artists of all times. Prior to each screening Eden Cinemas carry out a live exhibition in the foyer of a different local artist, accompanied by wine buffet on the premier evening.
REMBRANDT / FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON AND RIJKSMUSEUM, AMSTERDAM
Screenings: Tuesday 9th April at 20:15 and Sunday 14th April at 15:00
Meet the man behind the masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.
Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.
For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
THE PRADO MUSEUM - A COLLECTION OF WONDERS / FROM MADRID
Screenings: Friday 19th April at 20:30 and Sunday 21st April at 15:00
If only museums could talk! The Prado Museum is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019.This film tells the story of its life, featuring Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.
The spectacular journey takes us to Madrid, covering six centuries of the history of Spain as a nation. History told trough the nine thousand works of art to be found in the
Museum’s collections. From Velázquez, Goya, El Greco to Titian, Rubens and Bosch to name just a few.
A painting is canvas, colour, matter, and form, but it is also the story of men and women, painters and kings, palaces and queens, wealth and misery, body and soul.
On Saturday 8th February, photojournalist Hristo Rusev shared his story as an international photojournalist with the MIPP members at the Malta Institute of Professional Photography in Paola.
In the past 2 years, Hristo has done reportages from 14 countries and his Life Stories have been acknowledged and published by the world’s most prestigious media: The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Associated Press, National Geographic Magazine, New York Magazine, ELLE Magazine and others. His name has been ranked among the names of the best contemporary Bulgarian photojournalists, and in the last 3 consecutive years he has been awarded The best Bulgarian young photojournalist prize, as well as the first prize in the category International Photojournalism.
The Ten Beyond
Photography Exhibition at Aldabra Gallery, SmartCity Malta
THE TEN BEYOND is a photographic project which brings together the outstanding work of ten of the Malta Institute of Professional Photography (and Malta’s) top photographers; they are ten artists who excel in a particular genre. It is high time to acknowledge these passionate artists not only for the work they constantly regale and inspire us with, but for clearly demonstrating that we have local photographers who are more than a match for top international photographers.
The exhibition, an idea by curator Kevin Casha and directed by Gabriella Mallia, is being held at Aldabra Gallery at SmartCity, will be a showcase for the best that local photography can offer. The fifty prints (five from each author) have been printed by MIPP main sponsors ILAB Photo and PhotoInk who, for this project, have admirably joined forces so as to jointly give their usual professional service to the project; no matter how good an image is, high-end printing is imperative in order to bring out the best quality possible. All the photographers selected to participate are resident in Malta and their names are synonymous with top quality photography. During the selection, the curator looked at consistency, passion, creativity and track record. The AV Warehouse provided the setup of the gallery in collaboration with Think 1st while Brincat Piano’s made possible the presence of a Baby Grand Kemble where Ms Kristýna Babuliková will be playing Chopin on the inauguration of the exhibition.
Guido Bonett’s nature work is second to none, whilst the consistent high level of sports photography shown by Domenic Aquilina has been proven time and time again. Keith Ellul and Samuel Scicluna are both major exponents of the landscape but their work shows that there are many different paths towards producing engaging photography with this genre. Ramon Curmi’s passion with astro photography has enabled most of us to view and marvel at images that we would not have dreamed of, whilst Veronica Busuttil takes us into the wonderful realm of underwater photography. The photojournalistic work of Darrin Zammit Lupi needs no introduction and again he continues to show his mastery not only by telling a story with a single image but by adding design, aesthetics and composition – elements that take his work to another level. Johan Siggesson’s amazing wildlife work is very different from what we usually encounter; he not only documents his subjects but his creative input gives his images that Fine Art feel. Joseph Lungaro is a talented all-rounder who excels in travel photography, again not only by documenting what his camera captures but by using his keen visual sense and skill of captivatingly capturing the moment when the light is at its best. Duncan Cauchi, on the other hand, painstakingly creates artistic images using the difficult medium of water and is capable of freezing instances in time in order to give us a glimpse of how a passionate photographer can produce engaging work from the simplest of subjects.
This exhibition brings together some of the cream of top local talent together in one gallery. All the exhibitors are Malta Institute of Professional Photography members. ArtMalta invites Special Guest Hristo Rusev to launch his book ‘The Last Eternal Mime’. The documentary which will be presented in Malta is a photo essay (2014-2018) on the subject of pantomime art in which Hristo Rusev is telling the story of Guerassim Dichliev and Marcel Marceau and their struggle.The exhibition will be open to the general public at Aldabra Gallery, in Smart City from the 11th of February to the 25th of March between 9am and 6pm.
L-Għaxra Lil Hinn (The Ten Beyond)
Wirja ta’ Fotografija fil-Gallerija Aldabra, SmartCity Malta
‘L-Għaxra Lil Hinn’ huwa proġett fotografiku li jgħaqqad ix-xogħol eċċellenti ta' għaxar fotografi mill-aqwa. Il-fotografi li huma membri tal-Istitut tal-Fotografija Professjonali ta' Malta (MIPP), huma għaxar artisti li jisbqu f’ġeneru partikolari. Wasal iż-żmien li nirrikonoxxu lil dawn l-artisti passjonati mhux biss għax-xogħol li bih kontinwament jispirawna u jaffaxxinawna, imma biex nuru biċ-ċar li għandna fotografi lokali li tabilħaqq iħabbtuha mal-aqwa fotografi internazzjonali ewlenin.
Il-wirja li oriġinat minn ħsieb tal-kuratur Kevin Casha u taħt id-direzzjoni ta’ Gabriella Mallia, u li qed issir fil-Gallerija ta' Aldabra fi SmartCity, se tkun qiegħda twassal l-ifjen xogħol li l-fotografija lokali tista' toffri. Il-ħamsin ritratt (ħamsa minn kull awtur) ġew stampati mill-’ILAB Photo’ u ‘PhotoInk’ li ingħaqdu b’mod eċċezzjonali għal dan il-proġett biex flimkien jagħtu s-servizz professjonali tagħhom sabiex toħroġ l-aqwa kwalità possibbli permezz tat-teknoloġija superjuri fl-istampar. Il-fotografi kollha li ġew magħżula biex jipparteċipaw huma residenti f'Malta u isimhom huwa sinonimu mal-fotografija tal-aqwa kwalità. Waqt l-għażla, il-kuratur ħares lejn il-konsistenza, il-passjoni, il-kreattività u l-kisbiet ta’ unur. ‘The AV Warehouse’ ipprovdew l-arranġament tal-gallerija b'kollaborazzjoni ma' ‘Think 1st’ filwaqt li ‘Brincat Pianos’ għamel possibbli l-preżenza ta' Baby Grand Kemble fejn Kristýna Babuliková se tkun qed idoqq kompożizzjonijiet ta’ Chopin waqt l-inawgurazzjoni tal-wirja.
Ix-xogħol tan-natura ta’ Guido Bonett huwa xogħol mingħajr paragun, filwaqt li l-konsistenza fil-livell għoli ta’ fotografija sportiva muri minn Domenic Aquilina ġiet ppruvata għal darba wara l-oħra. Keith Ellul u Samuel Scicluna t-tnejn huma esponenti ewlenin tal-pajsaġġ, imma x-xogħol tagħhom juri li hemm ħafna toroq differenti fil-produzzjoni tal-fotografija involuta f' dan il-ġeneru. Il-passjoni ta’ Ramon Curmi bil-fotografija tal-astronomija ppermettiet lil ħafna minna biex aħna wkoll naraw u nħarsu lejn stampi li ma stajniex noħolmu, filwaqt li Veronica Busuttil teħodna fid-dinja meraviljuża ta’ taħt il-baħar. Ix-xogħol fotojurnalistiku ta' Darrin Zammit Lupi m'għandux bżonn ta' introduzzjoni u għal darb'oħra jkompli juri l-ħakma tiegħu mhux biss billi jgħid storja b'immaġini waħda imma billi jżid id-disinn, l-estetika u l-kompożizzjoni - elementi li jieħdu x-xogħol tiegħu f’livell ieħor. Ix-xogħlijiet mill-aqwa ta’ Johan Siggesson dwar il-ħajja selvaġġa huma differenti ħafna minn dawk li aħna normalment niltaqgħu magħhom għaliex mhux biss jiddokumentaw s-suġġetti tagħhom imma l-kontribut kreattiv tiegħu joħloq arti fina fl-immaġini tiegħu. Joseph Lungaro huwa fotografu versatili li jeċċella fil-fotografija tal-ivvjaġġar. Hu wkoll, mhux biss jiddokumenta dak li taqbad il-kamera imma juża s-sens viżiv qawwi tiegħu u l-ħila li biha jaqbad il-mument meta d-dawl ikun fl-aqwa tiegħu. Duncan Cauchi, min-naħa l-oħra, joħloq b'attenzjoni l-istampi artistiċi bl-użu tal-ilma li huwa mezz diffiċli u kapaċi jiffriża l-istanzi fil-ħin sabiex jagħtina ħarsa lejn kif fotografu passjonat jista' jipproduċi xogħol ta' impenn anki mill-aktar suġġetti sempliċi.
Din il-wirja tiġbor uħud mill-aqwa talent lokali flimkien f' gallerija waħda. L-esibituri kollha huma membri tal-Istitut tal-Fotografija Professjonali ta' Malta (MIPP). ArtMalta tistieden lill-mistieden speċjali Hristo Rusev biex iniedi l-ktieb tiegħu “The Last Eternal Mime”. Id-dokumentarju (2014-2018) li se jkun ippreżentat f'Malta huwa dwar is-suġġett tal-arti tal-pantomime li fih Hristo Rusev qiegħed jgħid l-istorja ta' Guerassim Dichliev u Marcel Marceau u l-ġlieda tagħhom. Il-wirja se tkun miftuħa għall-pubbliku ġenerali fil-Gallerija ta' Aldabra fi Smart City mill-11 ta' Frar sal-25 ta' Marzu bejn id-9 ta' filgħodu u s-6 ta' filgħaxija.
Text by Kevin Casha, President of the MIPP
Translated to Maltese by Gabriella Mallia, Co-founder of ArtMalta
As we prepare for the exciting exhibition 'The Ten Beyond' and the Book Launch of 'The Last Mime' at Aldabra Gallery, we are celebrating with you by sharing some awesome benefits.
Firstly, I would like to invite you all to dedicate some time for yourselves and visit the Aldabra Gallery at SmartCity between the 11th February and 25th March 2019. You will definitely be inspired by the talent and dedication of the 10 photographers - members of the MIPP - who excel in their genre of photography, carefully selected by the curator Kevin Casha. To surround yourself with such art is surely one of the best perks you can enjoy. Through their high-end printing services, ILAB Photo and PhotoInk brought out the best quality possible.
Moreover, since we do believe that through arts we can create a better future, we are also happy to share the benefits of car sharing with you since GoTo Parking is conveniently available at SmartCity.
GoTo presents you with free minutes using the promo code: ALDABRA25
Everyone who registers with this code will get 25 Free Driving Minutes. This way, you can simply download the application by following this button and get free transport to visit 'The Ten Beyond' Exhibition!
GoTo one-of-a-kind car sharing is exceptional, dedicated to offering affordable, convenient and sustainable services. The cars are available 24/7, from locations close to you, and you don't have to worry about reserving them in advance. Just get one when you need it. By reducing the need for car ownership, using GoTo electric car sharing service alleviates congestion, frees up parking spaces, and encourages renewable energy use. GoTo are also affordable, the price includes insurance, road taxes, parking, Valletta CVA fees and fuel.
And for those who are determined to take their photography skills to another level, The AV Warehouse who are kindly providing the setup of the gallery for this exhibition are helping you to gear up for all occasions by offering you an exclusive 15% off on heavy duty Photographic Cases, offer valid til the end of February 2019.