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Art Discussion Group - Malta

84th Meeting Artist

Joseph Agius - recycling for a symbolic protest

The ART DISCUSSION GROUP (ADG) will be holding its 84th meeting on Thursday 22nd April at 18.30hrs in FINO Showrooms at MISCO Offices (first floor on right) in Notabile Road Mriehel. 

Joseph Agius, whose personal exhibition at Palazzo Castellania, 15, Merchants Street Valletta will be inaugurated on Saturday 24th April 2010, a gifted ceramist is our guest. 

He is presenting a power-point presentation and will answer questions from the floor. E. V. Borg will chair the meeting and open a discussion about Agius’ message to create awareness about equity and justice. 

The email of the ceramist is: [email protected]

All members are cordially invited to attend together with members of the general public. 

Joseph Agius was born on April 17th 1967. He lives at Santa Venera and currently works as a senior registered nurse in a pediatric ward at Mater Dei Hospital. Joseph started his ceramic studies 13 years ago at the previous School of Art and Craft at Targa Gap Mosta under George Muscat and Tony Briffa. 

The artist has participated in several collective exhibitions and organized four personal exhibitions including the actual show at Palazzo Castellania in April 2010. The largest work by the ceramist, monumental in size is ‘Ethnic Groups’: three ceramic plaques 100 x 110 cm each based on a wooden pallet actually decorate the main lobby of Mater Dei Hospital since August 2009. 

With ceramics he often uses rusty sheet metal recycled from 45gallon tanks abandoned in our countryside. In addition to ‘found object’ Joseph uses old newspapers that in his opinion transform into a symbolic protest, as the media obscure everyday reality.