Not all culture is creative

toni sant

I interviewed Toni Sant, the recently-appointed artistic director of St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, about the road ahead. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times’ Culture section. His appointment as the first artistic director at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is one of the few recent cultural appointments that was not met with political controversy. The […]


Xebgħa Nies, Xebgħa Coolness

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Coolness, yeah it’s not even a word real people use, I know. So, one of the benefits of working in Valletta is that during my lunch hour I get to do fun things. Such as visiting exhibitions, which is a great thing as I always manage to miss the openings. The one that has been […]


Wicc imb Wicc exhibition

Asa Riton

  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 […]


9 parts of desire: Extraordinary lives, beautiful cultures


A portrait of the extraordinary lives of a cross-section of nine ordinary Iraqi women, 9 Parts of Desire is currently showing at St James Cavalier. I met up with director Toni Attard and actress Shirley Blake to learn more about the production. When Toni Attard first came across Heather Raffo’s script for 9 Parts of […]