Bringing Abstraction into Reality
Paul Haber Retrospective Exhibition
Timepieces holding stories of their own, created from ideas by the hands of the artist who has reached and inspired so many others along his career. In these 37 artworks and installations, we see the artist bringing abstraction into reality. Paul Haber gives character to his creations, and each one transmits emotions. The retrospective exhibition at Aldabra Gallery invites the viewers to take a moment and immerse themselves in this journey of the artist and to freely interpret what they see.
There are happenings around us that sometimes we forget to look at - such as turbulence and gravity. We look at the sea for example but not at the stream and the forces acting on it. In Paul I find an artist who looks further than that; an artist so close to nature that he captures those forces and transforms them into an artwork that we can see. He finds the detail and he brings it to us in his own interpretation of nature. He captures the inverted spaces and the weight of gravity into natural forms. He gives them confidence in strong, particular colours.
''His art connects us to nature, to each other and to ourselves. ''
Haber’s art reminds us to look further and not to be oblivious to the forces affecting our realities. His art connects us to nature, to each other and to ourselves.
On Thursday 6th December 2018, I have had the privilege to attend to the MSA Gold Medal Award Ceremony presented to Paul Haber where I have witnessed a collection of experiences and emotions that the artist has presented to a global community through his dedication. Along with the artist’s outstanding career and profound relationship in Ceramics technique, I am particularly touched by the artist’s genuinity in his devotion.
Aldabra Gallery welcomes the public to visit Paul's work which is available up to 3rd January 2019.
Musician Toni Curmi is back on Guitar after 10 years!
On Thursday 22nd November 2018, Toni Curmi mesmerized the audience at Pintonino Valletta Waterfront - Malta. Toni Curmi was the special guest at the 3rd edition of Arte e Vino: a fusion of arts, music, food and wine by Art Malta Sound in collaboration with S. Rausi Trading Ltd. The evening entitled ‘I Have Something to Tell You’ creatively directed by Artist Aaron Lu, invited the star of the evening to share his journey as a musician.
The niches at the location held photographs, awards and memorable icons from Toni’s experiences. The audience joined the warm atmosphere of the evening in conversation and enjoyed a dedicated menu by the host and chef patron Charles Pintonino. From his early days in approaching music, the first encounter and inspiration to master his techniques in guitar playing, the sudden steps, lifetime experiences, obstacles and joyrides - the audience listened attentively to what Toni had to tell us. ‘Hekkoja’ the Ibanez Guitar hand painted by Aaron Lu was unveiled. Toni surprised us all with a memorable live performance and took us on a journey in music; transposing us from one story to another in sounds. Through his experience in Sitar playing and intensive interest in music techniques, Toni reached another level of maturity in guitar playing which was expressed with great passion to the delight of those present.
Noel Scerri, who has known Toni and played together for many years, expressed that he was blown away and surprised by Toni’s excellent performance. ‘Vice Versa’ the painting by Aaron Lu which was presented at the evening depicts the artist's vision of Toni and Noel as ‘musically inseparable’ and a complimentary reflection of one another. The painting which is the cover of the new upcoming album by Swara was declared as a silent auction with the proceeds going to the making of the album.
Also present at the event were Mr. Kurt Camilleri representing SmartCity Malta, Mrs Anna Ferris representing Faber Castell - The Concept Malta, artists and friends.
Who is Anthony Curmi?
A baggage of experience dating back to 1985, both locally and overseas. Double Malta Music awards winner with Rock band Blade back in 1998. He has performed live as well as recorded albums or session recordings both locally and overseas.
Excels in freestyle musicianship with very well trained musical ear. Anthony plays also Didgeridoo, percussions and Guitar. With his roots in Rock music (lead guitarist). Eventually he took a definite side step towards eastern music, especially Indian Classical Music. Offers a lot of spirit and verve in his music and style. Currently gigging with Cushion as well as preparing musical material for the band's first EP.
Who is ArtMalta?
ArtMalta, a communications platform merging arts, music, design and business audiences was born in January 2016. The concept was co-founded by Gabriella Mallia and Aaron Lu (nom de plum Luigi Rossi). By August of the same year, ArtMalta organized the PoP Up Art Gallery at Villa Castro Naxxar with 50 artists, performers and designers. ArtMalta organized a number of events in Malta and in Italy, including art exhibitions and music concerts.
In May 2018, ArtMalta started to operate at Aldabra Ateliers & Gallery in SmartCity Malta. With an online platform of more than 12,000 members and 3 main sub-division brands; Think1st (Design), ArtMalta Sound (Music), and AMOT (On Tour Projects), ArtMalta seeks to continue to bring the message of good taste and respect in communications. ArtMalta is a journey of meeting and discovering dedicated people through arts, a platform of sharing creative ideas and bringing people together to create new experiences.
Photos by Max Pixbymax
Video by Noel Scerri
Retrospettiva ta' Paul Haber
Fit-3 ta' Novembru 2018, infetħet il-wirja ta' Paul Haber fil-Gallerija Aldabra, fi SmartCity. F' din ir-Retrospettiva li b'unur qiegħda tippreżenta 37 skultura u installazzjoni, Haber isir l-awtur li jerħi l-ispirtu tiegħu fi tfittixa ta' disinji ġodda, id f' id mal-istint artistiku tiegħu. Skultura għaqlija, b' ambizzjoni fit-teknika u b' kuluri saturata li fi kliem l-artist, huma ''l-kuluri ta' Malta.''
Il-forom jirriflettu xbihat fin-natura, xi mdaqqiet karnali. Oħrajn juru r-rabta tal-artist mal-wirt kulturali ta' pajjiżu. Ir-Retrospettiva ta' Haber hija mixja f'żewġ vjaġġi paralleli; l-ewwel mixja hija matul l-esperjenzi tal-artist li jesebixxi b'tant dedikazzjoni u umilta` minn art twelidu, saħansita fiċ-ċentru ta' Pariġi f' Ġunju 2018.
It-tieni mixja hi dik bejn dak li jesperjenzaw is-sensi viżwali fl-estetika u bejn is-sotto-konxju f'għarfien surrealista. L-artist qiegħed ipoġġi f'armonija disinji u kuluri avventurużi, fejn waqt li l-għajn tal-udjenza tiġri ma' dawn id-disinji, l-udjenza ssib ruħha f'mistoqsija quddiem dawn il-kompożizzjonijiet ġodda.
Tispikka l-liberta` tal-artist f'dawn ix-xogħlijiet li mhumiex ristretti anzi qalbiena. Il-kunfindenza u l-esperjenza tal-artist fil-ħidma taċ-ċeramika, tippermettilu jintilef fil-produzzjoni artistika waqt li jħaddan id-dixxiplina fit-teknika, u joħloq b'għożża kompożizzjonijiet b'karatteristiċi individwali.
Paul Haber ggradwa fiċ-ċeramika mill-Kulleġġ tal-Art Ċentrali ta' St. Martin f'Londra wara studji intensivi fl-arti u l-iskultura f'Malta, l-Italja u r-Renju Unit.
Ħajr speċjali lil The AV Warehouse
Arte e Vino #1
Aldabra Atelier & Gallery is truly exited to introduce our first guest at #artevinoatpintonino. Please welcome Giovanni Soldini and the Crew of MaseratiMulti 70 Giovanni Soldini Pagina Ufficiale
With Chef Patron Charles Pintonino and Marchesi Antinori.
Special mention to S. Rausi Trading Ltd - Wine, Spirit & Beverage Merchants
A Message from Noel Scerri at The Plaza
This is an experience I will never forget... a piano improvisation at the center of an art gallery. It is hard to explain how powerful and at the same time magical it is. It is truly inspiring.
I would like to thank all the audience that have watched my performance.
Wish to personally thank Aaron Lu Luigi Rossi and Gabriella Mallia for making this a reality and for their continuous support. Would also like to thank the management of The Plaza, Sliema for providing the space and for their contribution in art.
Another thanks goes to Brincat Pianos for providing this amazing piano and also to Andrew Bugeja for perfecting its condition.
Would also like to thank Just Burger for their kindness in sponsoring our food.
Special thanks to my family (especially to my wife Sylvana), to Cushion and all my friends.
And finally a big well done to all the artists involved at Aldabra Atelier & Gallery❤️
In the fast-paced age we live in, speed is sometimes mistaken for quality.
In visual arts as in music, the 'tempo' does not determine the quality of the art piece but rather gives it style and mood.
Following a teaching career of 40 years, Alfred Camilleri recognizes the intensity of timings in a composition.
Every artist has his own 'tempo'.
Today we are truly honored to announce that Alfred will be observing #AlanAquilinaCase and Nikolai Bonello Jenkins to help them grow closer to their 'tempo' in art.
'Procedure Oriented' is one of the activities atAldabra Atelier & Gallery where young talent is given the opportunity to cross junctions in direction to their own pathways; learning at their own pace by observation and reflection through a constant critical reflection.
Alan and Nikolai will be working on the Project 'I Come in Peace' in Aldabra's Atelier #3, which will be exhibited, at Aldabra Gallery, SmartCity Malta between 1st - 7th May 2019.
Ambassador Ms Helga Mizzi with the Mayor of the 11th Arrondissement of Paris François Vauglin presenting the miniature artwork 'Bataclan' by Aaron Lu Art on Thursday 4th October 2018.
'An expression of continued MT FR solidarity in the run up to the commemoration on 13 November 2015 events.'
ArtWalk at The Plaza
Good Morning, today Aldabra Atelier & Gallery presents #Artwalk at Level 3, The Plaza Sliema Malta inviting the public to have a walk through arts. An exhibition by Christian Formosa 's Paintings provokes conversation, and artworks by special guests uphold our concept at Art Malta to unite through cultures and bring the message of good taste together as a team. Each artist reflects his style and story in his work.
Paul Haber 's work inspired from the Mediterranean nature surely is an inspiration to all artists, an installation which was exhibited in #Paris this Summer. 'Valletta' by Alfred Camilleri is in itself a celebration, reflecting the artist's elegance through its technique and his passion through the subject. Bernard Montebello showcases his passion for digital art portaying surreal emotions on canvas. Aaron Lu Luigi Rossi expresses his creative spirit and vision in his installations collaborating with Lambretta Scooters Malta and Scotch and Soda. Art from China by Ping He is a vibrant expression of contemporry age. Tapestry by Domenico Caruso reflects a true mastery of weaving technique capturing emotions in texture.
Today we will unveil an Ischia-inspired painting by Giuseppe Sticchi to the audience in Malta.
We at #Aldabra are truly proud and thankful to all involved.
We have also placed 7 easles for the brave artists who would like to join the #artwalk at The Plaza. Get in touch. Stay tuned for more updates and photos during the day, and welcome to THE ARTWALK.
The World of Caruso
An Exhibition of Tapestry Works presented by Maestro Domenico Caruso
Domenico Caruso is the Italian weaving master and the Art Director at ‘Tessiture Artistiche Caruso & Scuola Tappeti.’ The artworks depicts masterpieces in a perfectioned technique upholding heritage. The Caruso School of Tapestry in Italy is based in San Giovanni in Fiore. The Maestro Domenico Caruso is a descendant of an ancient family of artisans, producers of carpets since the eighteenth century.
Master-artist Domenico Caruso, professor of the Design and Art of weaving and Decorating Fabrics in various schools and academics, directs the School of San Giovanni in Fiore, where various artists produce and export classical and contemporary artistic rugs, tapestries, towels, furnishing and clothing fabrics worldwide. At this laboratory, where even very old looms from the seventeenth century are used every day, there are splendid works made of natural fibers (cotton, wool, silk, broom).
On 24th July 2018, The ‘World of Caruso’ will be inaugurated at Aldabra Gallery by Mr. Clayton Day,
Principal at Global College Malta. Public viewing is between 25th July - 25th August 2018.
For organized private viewings, please contact us email@example.com
5 Full Scholarships
Global College Malta
Global College Malta has launched the Annual Scholarship Competition through which five students will have the opportunity to earn a full ( 100%) scholarship for the following undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes:
Kindly follow the link below to register and choose the course in which you are interested in. Once you have been deemed eligible for your chosen course by our academic staff you will be able to sit for a test on the 25th of July. The 5 individuals who obtain the highest marks will receive a full scholarship for their chosen course ( one for each course above). Registration closes on the 20th of July 2018.
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE | 20TH JULY 2018
Time & Location
Jul 25, 5:30 PM
Global College Malta, SmartCity Malta, SCM01, Ricasoli SCM1001, Malta
Global College Malta is one of the top private institutions of higher education based in Malta, offering a wide range of European accredited degree courses both at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. Global College Malta is a part of Study World Education Holding Group, which has institutions worldwide.
The campus is located in SmartCity Malta – a modern and innovative business hub with a truly global perspective. The area is designed to be the perfect combination of both commerce and entertainment providing a genuine micro-cosmos geared towards learning and innovation.
The motto, “developing people to their true potential” is not only the cornerstone of Global College Malta's philosophy but is reflected in everything at swgcm – from the courses offered, the academic and support staff, to the building and campus facilities. The College is committed to providing students with the practical skills, beyond the theoretical framework, to help them succeed in their day-to-day professional lives.
For more information, visit www.gcmalta.com or contact on telephone number: 21801252 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriella Mallia, Art Manager at Aldabra Gallery
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