More than 30 members of the Malta Society of Arts (MSA), under the guidance of curator Roderick Camilleri, are participating in the official members’ exhibition entitled Perception. The show is being relaunched by the MSA after a short hiatus and is now updating its traditional annual members’ exhibition through a new approach, which for the first time, is being framed by a particular theme.

The participating members’ ideas have stemmed from an ongoing international project led by the Malta Society of Arts called AMuSE (Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences), which is co-funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe umbrella. Through this project, the members were able to partake and assimilate from the main theme of this multinational, multi-sensorial project and present experimental ideas which were to translate into artistic works.

Through a number of workshops, informative meetings and curatorial advice by Camilleri, who is also the artistic director of AMuSE, the participants took on this journey to explore different modes of expressions, roping in diverse sensorial approaches to express their own personal creativity. All the participants formulated ideas and developed their inventive method and experimented with a number of different and, at times, alternative media to create innovate compositions. The exhibition reflects the numerous processes and practices explored by the participants during the past six months.

The event showcases artworks by individual participants as well as those created in groups.

The artworks on show include tactile and olfactory paintings, mechanical, automated and interactive sculptures, sound images, mobile and kinetic installations. The exhibition will adorn all the open spaces, halls and galleries of Palazzo de la Salle.

Perception will be open from Friday until August 30 at Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta. Opening times are Monday and Friday from 8am to 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to noon and 3pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1.30pm. For more information, visit www.artsmalta.org.

Source: A sensory exhibition

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