Programme of Events

Azure Watch
The Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory reimagines The Mill as an Orwellian public record office. Memories of the Azure Window are deposited in a space in which images, artworks and souvenirs of the site are transformed into mass consumable public iconography, inviting visitors to reconsider the iconographic artifice of the Azure Window as it once stood and as it stands now.

Project Facilitator: Andrew Pace
Artists: Giuseppe Fanizza, Mary Attard, Johannes Buch, Letta Shtohryn
Dates:Thursday 22nd March – Wednesday 11th April
Venue: The Mill, Birkirkara
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (17:00-19:00), Saturdays and Sundays (10:00-12:00, 16:00-19:00)


A juxtaposition of chance, lottery and personal loss, and a reflection on the preciousness and temporality of objects and human life.

Project Facilitator: Dr Irene Biolchini
Artist: Matthew Schembri
Dates: Friday 23rd March – Sunday 22nd April
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv
Times: Mondays (09:00-17:00) Tuesday to Friday (09:00-21:00) Saturday & Sunday (10:00-21:00)


European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today
Led by artistic director Mikiko Kikuta, European Eyes on Japan is a visual arts project that has toured over thirty European Capitals of Culture since 1999. This year, the project invited Maltese photographer, Alexandra Pace and another Alice Wielinga from Leeuwarden to live, work and photograph in Japan.

Artistic Director: Mikiko Kikuta
Malta Curator: Lisa Gwen Baldacchino
Artists: Alexandra Pace, Alice Wielinga
Dates: Saturday 31st March – Sunday 29th April
Venue: Spaces C1-C4, Spazju Kreattiv
Times: Mondays (09:00-17:00) Tuesday to Friday (09:00-21:00) Saturday & Sunday (10:00-21:00)
VAC – Visual Acoustics
Music-like visual forms and visual-like music forms. (the word ‘music’ refers to audio/sound, in this case); this is a very small sample of the thinking and practice of the field visual music/acoustics.Emanating from the (classical) pure silent visual music tradition, the exhibition looks at how artists using current technology recreate this form; where the disposition of the computer as a tool with a natural proclivity of combining visual and aural structures, contributes to the quantity and quality of works.

Project Facilitator: Zsolt Gyenes
Artists: Matthew Attard, László Zsolt Bordos, Éva T. Bortnyik, Csaba Tubák, Vince Briffa, Matthew Galea, Antal Lux, Jerzy Olek, Gabor Palotai, Pierre Portelli, Zsanett Szirmay
Dates: Monday 9th April – Friday 4th May
Venue: Malta School of Art, 106, Triq l-Ifran, Valletta
Times: Monday to Friday (08:00-20:00)


Found ǎ mentalism I
Found ǎ mentalism I focuses on the issues surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, while also exploring a current global increase in war and persecution. Through the confrontation

of different artists and works the exhibition highlights the possibilities of cultural diversity, mutual understanding, as well as the establishment of a joint collective society.

Curators: Andrea Hilger, Antka Hofmann
Artists: Henri Deparade, Karen Gäbler, Michael Goller, Antka Hofmann, Nina Holzweg, Jonas Lewek, Katerina Belkina, Ulrike Mundt, Sabine Ostermann, Marcin Owczarek, Gaspar Risko, Luc Saalfeld, Detlef Schweige , Katrin Süss, Ekkehard Tischendorf
Dates: Friday 13th April – Saturday 5th May
Venue: German Maltese Circle, Palazzo Messina, Valletta
Times: Monday to Friday (09:00-20:00) Saturday (09:00-13:00) Sundays and Public Holidays (closed)


Imagine Water, Catch the Drop
This nation-wide “Catch the Drop” campaign (a National Environmental Water Conservation campaign and Educational Campaign) consists of  a collaboration between one local artist, one international artist from the Association École d’Art au Village and 150 students from 4 different schools in Malta and in Gozo, ranging from Grade 6 to Form 3.  The project explores meaningful, creative and experimental art through a series of painting workshops and lectured field trips, that will raise awareness on the importance of water to the Maltese Islands. To fit with the concept of water, the art project will be produced in watercolours.

Curator: Sébastien Cailleux
Artists: Luca Cauchi, Sébastien Cailleux
Dates: Thursday 12 April – Sunday 13 May 2018
Venue: Spots A and B, Spazju Kreattiv
Times: Mondays (09:00-17:00) Tuesday to Friday (09:00-21:00 Saturday & Sunday (10:00-21:00)


Fluid Space
“Space is not a scientific object removed from ideology or politics. It has always been political and strategic. There is an ideology of space.Because space, which seems homogeneous, which appears as a whole in its objectivity, in its pure form, such as we determine it, is a social product.”
Henri Lefebvre,The Survival of Capitalism
Fluid Space is a collaborative project that merges video, photography, and research to question the dynamics of Malta’s changing urban landscapes, social structures, networks, conflicts, communities, strangers, time and space. It is an invitation to ponder on that which has been gained and lost, on the beauty of the everyday commonly overlooked, and on the ugliness that is destroying a rich heritage.

Project Facilitator: Nikki Petroni
Artists: Duška Malešević, Raffaella Zammit, Aidan Celeste
Dates: Wednesday 18th April – Saturday 12th May
Venue: The Mill, Birkirkara
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (17:00-19:00) Saturdays (16:00-20:00)


The “Tao” of Nature
The “Tao” of Nature will present Yang Zhiling’s recent achievements in the medium of watercolor. The exhibition consists of the following elements: 1) The large-scale watercolor painting “Interception of Light,” (10m x 1.17m) one painting 2) “Surface No Surface” (more than 20 watercolor works) 3) “Humanized Nature” (more than 30 watercolor works) and 4) “Conceptual Reflexiveness” (more than 20 watercolor works). In addition, the exhibition will also incorporate video works to create a multimedia experience.

Curator: Dr Liang Shuhan
Artist: Yang Zhiling
Dates: Friday 27th April – Sunday 20th May 2018
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv
Times: Mondays (09:00-17:00) Tuesday to Friday (09:00-21:00 Saturday & Sunday (10:00-21:00)


(Met)afourisms creates a dynamic dialogue between four artists and four curators and contributors, and is intended specifically to highlight the dynamic and collaborative aspect of art practice as a form of research and investigation.
The exhibition and works prepared for the project do not provide an attempt at disclosing some definite answer to questions related to the relation between philosophy and art, but rather seek to further open and expand these interrogations by pushing them to their limit. Philosophy is here considered as a creative endeavour, and art is considered as a mode of thought.

Project Facilitator: Niki Young
Curators: Irene Biolchini, Sara Dolfi Agostini, Niki Young and Clive Zammit
Artists: Trevor Borg, Klitsa Antoniou,Vince Briffa ,Stuart Franklin
Dates: Friday 4th May – Sunday 27th May 2018
Venue Spaces C1 – C4, Spazju Kreattiv
Times: Mondays (09:00-17:00) Tuesday to Friday (09:00-21:00 Saturday & Sunday (10:00-21:00)