Comics as an educational tool

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There’s a drive to include comics in the country’s national drive for literacy and it’s all thanks to the people behind the Graphic Novels Library Malta. It all started with Batman, Graphic Novels Library Malta (GNLM) co-founder Luke Caruana tells me with a smile. “A number of us realised that we had a love for […]


Prompting involuntary memories

The entry of Charles Balzan’s art into the public consciousness couldn’t have been more successful with his winning entry for /ru:t/ leaving a definite mark. I interviewed him to find out more. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section.  When the winner of /ru:t/, a collective exhibition to commemorate the 10th […]


Post-apocalyptic Malta


Valletta as we know it has been destroyed and so have a number of beloved local landmarks. Luckily, this is only happening in David Dhalia’s and Alan Stealth’s imagination, translated to art. I interviewed the duo about their current exhibition and their participation in Malta Comic-Con. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. […]


From Gorillaz to Tank Girl


Comic book artist Rufus Dayglo’s work is a pop culture geek’s dream. I interviewed him ahead of his participation at Malta Comic-Con. Interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. His body is a testament to his passion for comics. Strips from the Silver Surfer are tattooed on his right arm. On the left […]


Ritty Tacsum’s Four Rooms

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  Experimental photographer RITTY TACSUM is translating the essence of our humanity into a weird and wonderful visual journey in her upcoming project. Much as a house is made up of different rooms, so is our very being. This might be an overly-simplistic way to describe the concept behind experimental photographer Ritty Tacsum’s upcoming visual […]


The night Valletta comes alive


Notte Bianca returns on Saturday, and with it a new artistic director, SEAN BUHAGIAR. He tells us what’s in store. Photo Steve Mugliett. Notte Bianca, the one night in the year when the capital comes alive with a multitude of performances, exhibitions and events, is set to take a new direction this year. Not so […]


Pasmore’s works at the Fine Arts Museum

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An edited version of this interview was published on The Sunday Times. Photography by Chris Sant Fournier. When the family of abstract art pioneer Victor Pasmore asked the Museum of Fine Arts to restore two of the artist’s works, no one predicted that the pieces would be donated to the national collection. Modern and contemporary […]


Wicc imb Wicc exhibition

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  The creator becomes the subject as 10 artists come together for Wiċċ imb Wiċċ – images of the self, a Malta Arts Festival exhibition that focuses on self-portraits. Interview with curator Austin Camilleri. An edited version of this interview appeared on The Sunday Times. Translating your own essential identity onto an artistic medium is […]


Discovering the artist within

Art students at St Edwards College
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  Two highly promising art students  – Rebecca Xuereb and Asma Dekna – have just had their first joint exhibition put up at St Edward’s College. I met up with the two budding artists to find out more about the creative passion that led them to spend their every waking hour preparing for this event. […]


Ritty Tacsum photography – somewhat surreal, somewhat strange

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Slightly disturbing, visually entrancing and definitely different, Ritty Tacsum’s photography touches a raw nerve with the viewer. I met up with the artiste to discuss her current exhibition, Ritty Tacsum and Her Humanoids. Describing this lady’s photography is not an easy thing. You can say it’s about real life… but to paraphrase Dr. Spock, it’s […]