resurfacing PHILOSOPHIES: A Collective Ceramic Exhibition and Workshops

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resurfacing PHILOSOPHIES is a collective exhibition taking place at The Reverend’s Gallery, Żebbuġ, Gozo. It presents the works of respected artists including the late Neville Ferry, Valerio Schembri, Sina Farrugia, Kenneth Grima, Charles Sammut & Paul Vella Critien.

resurfacing PHILOSOPHIES explores the artists’ various elements of inspiration as influenced by their surrounding context. It is a body of work which takes raw ideas from nature, the human primitive origin, the Maltese-Gozitan symbolism and landscapes.
These elements are the raw ideas, which create an opportunity to discuss and investigate further how one’s perspective and philosophy on life is influenced according to the context of the individual. A process which is similarly present within the lifespan of the raw material of clay used by the ceramicists with mastery. For clay is taken from its raw form, then to being worked upon and then turned into the version the artist would have in mind for it. Just like an idea goes through a metamorphosis, from its raw concept to an investigated research and mode of thought.

The artists all come from an art education background and have vast experience on both a national and international scale. They have each exhibited in galleries and important institutions both locally and internationally.


A number of workshops are being organised in conjunction with the exhibition. The workshops are a curated initiative to welcome individuals of different backgrounds to meet the artists within a small-group setting, be given a curator-led exhibition tour, and have the artists present their processes, both creating the artwork from its raw material, as well as the inspiration gleaned from an idea.

There will be 3 workshops, with 2 artists per workshop, aimed to be informative and inspire discussion on the topics. This is an exciting opportunity for art appreciators, art students and philosophy students.

Saturday 13th October – Representing the late Neville Ferry & With Valerio Schembri
Saturday 27th October – With Sina Farrugia & Charles Sammut
Saturday 3rd November – With Kenneth Grima & Paul Vella Critien

Seating is limited, tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Adults at €10 & Students at €5.
To be booked via or at the gallery, in Zebbug, Gozo.

The Reverend’s Gallery is a unique and exciting space, initiated by Father Joseph Vella with the intention of exhibiting contemporary artwork from both the local and foreign art scene. It is located in a large typical Gozitan village square by the church in Żebbuġ Gozo, in a recently renovated house of character turned gallery space.
‘resurfacing PHILOSOPHIES’ can be visited at The Reverend’s Gallery, Żebbuġ, Gozo, from the 22nd September till the 4th November 2018. Opening hours are Fridays 16:00-18:30, Saturdays 10:00-12:00 & 16:00-18:30, and Sundays 10:00-12:00. This exhibition is curated by Marisabelle Grech.

Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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