Art Installations at the University Library A new association called EdukArti, formed by the B.Ed. (Hons) Art students at the University of Malta, will launch the exhibition Turn the Page on the 26 th of May at the University library. This exhibition consists of various installations created specifically for various sites within the library. The students who produced these installations are Charlene Aquilina, Alexia Baldacchino, Lindsey Chetcuti, Joanne Ellul Genovese, Mark Anthony Lughermo and Louis Spiteri, who are all finishing their final year of the B.Ed. (Hons) course.
Working on this relatively new art form was a challenge for each student as installations do not only involve creating works of art but also linking these works to different spaces within a building. Consequently, these young artists needed to explore architectural space, light and other factors that affect the general environment of their work. The installed works also reflect the various personalities and viewpoints of the students. Various media were used like photography, computer software, drapery, resin and other innovative media like video. Sketches and other processes leading to the final result will also be exhibited in a portfolio section. Turn the Page will also include an unusual “book” or “book-object” by each student as well as a selection of other works produced throughout the course.
Apart from this exhibition at the University library, the new association EdukArti is already working on another exhibition by first and second year B.Ed. (Hons) Art students, due to open in June at the Couvre Porte Gallery in Birgu.
Turn the Page would not have been possible without the sponsors, especially BOV (main sponsor), SB Auto Centre, Joseph Portelli Projects and Galea’s Art Studio. Entrance is free, and the general public can visit the exhibition during library opening hours.