Possible Worlds is a multidisciplinary exhibition which tackles the environmental concerns which are rapidly changing the local and international landscapes. Whilst addressing the destruction of the natural and social environment through urban expansion, the artworks offer alternative possibilities for building the future, collectively and creatively. Artworks by Maltese and international artists will present diverse voices on this urgent topic.
Throughout the exhibition, children will have the opportunity to engage with the works and express their ideas on their present and future life on planet Earth.
Curator: Nikki Petroni | Education and Development Executive – Arts Council Malta
Project manager: Ambra Anselmo
Exhibition designer: Romualdo Moretti
Artists: Mario Abela, Ġulja Holland, Shezad Dawood, Helen Zughaib, Lara Baladi, Toontuloon, Pierre Portelli, Nora Byrne & Juliana España Keller
This project is a Spazju Kreattiv commission in collaboration with ŻiguŻajg Festival and Arts Council Malta. Other partners include the Valletta Design Cluster and the Valletta Cultural Agency.
Saturday, 4th November, 2023, 11am – 1pm
Step into the enchanting world of art with the local artist Ġulja Holland. In this immersive workshop, we will embark on an imaginative journey. Inspired by Holland’s work and artistic process, together, we will envisage a world where humans and animals share our planet more equitably. First with brainstorming and sketching, then with charcoal and acrylic inks, we will bring our unique visions to life on a large canvas.
The final result of this workshop is an integral part of a larger artistic triptych. The collaborative painting made in this workshop will join Ġulja’s works in the Possible Worlds exhibition. All three pieces share a common theme of reimagining a world that addresses pressing climate change issues, inspiring hope and transformation.
Arts focus: Painting
Saturday, 4th November, 2023, 2pm – 4pm
Have you ever wondered what sounds plants make? What different voices might they have?
In this workshop, we will join Sound artist & Researcher, Educator, Dr. Juliana España Keller to explore the spaces around us through the materiality or medium? of sound. As sound explorers, we will navigate through the hallways and galleries of Spazju Kreattiv, listening with our ears, our feet, our bodies. When we return to the Possible Worlds exhibition, we will learn how we can listen to plants.Using all of these deep listening tools, and inspired by the sounds around us, we will create our own special soundscape drawings.
*Bring a yoga mat with you
Arts focus: Sound and Drawing
Saturday, 11th November, 2023, 2pm – 4pm
In this workshop with artist Mario Abela, we will experiment with charcoal, a medium of the natural world and one that Abela uses in his work, Shadows of a Wanderer.
We will play with line, shadow, texture and form using charcoal, paper and erasers. Then, we will create a large-scale collaborative landscape, drawing inspiration from our natural and manmade surroundings.
Arts focus: Charcoal Drawing
Saturday, 18th November, 2023, 2pm – 4pm
Kallu is a theatre production written and produced by communities of Valletta with support from Kummissjoni Palk – Kumpanija Teatrali Dumnikani Beltin. To develop Vuċijiet Beltin, Kallu worked with year 5 students of Kulleġġ San Ġorġ Preca Primarja Valletta to address excessive gentrification, development and changes in their urban community and to create a piece of forum theatre for critical and creative debates amongst participants.
Following the viewing of Vuċijiet Beltin, we will imagine and create our own character to join the story. Using fabric, beads and recycled materials, we will design and make costumes to wear as our new characters.
Arts focus: Costume Design