SPEKTRUM: The Student Art exhibition

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Spektrum is an art exhibition created by a group of seven B.Ed art students, as part of their final year of studies. This exhibition has been in the works since the summer of 2016 in order to finalise their studies at the University of Malta.

Inspired by works of art that can be found at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, each artist focused to expand on these art works which they felt revolved around a particular social theme. The artists have taken on a more modern approach with the use of traditional and unconventional media to bring to life and visualise modernised works of art.

With social themes that surround us in our everyday life like social justice, ethical consumerism, gender equality, and existence, these artists have created stunningly interactive and colourful works of art. Installation art, photography, mixed media and sculptures are included among the works. Participants started off by exploring the different paintings in the National Museum of Fine Arts whilst at the same time researching and sketching their theme. The artists went through a phase of experimentation and documentation of different ideas until they came to a satisfactory final idea. This then gave rise to the realisation of the art project.

This art exhibition was done in collaboration with a study currently being conducted by Ms Charmaine Zammit, a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Education. The artists are; Abigail Attard, Nicolai Curmi, Cristina Formosa, Lara Govè, Sharon Mc Lean, Gabriella Mifsud and John P. Muscat.

Entrance is free of charge and the exhibition will be open to the public between 27 May-18 June at the Maritime Museum in Birgu.

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Matthew Debattista

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