Photo above by Charles Calleja
MCAST students are inviting the general public to visit Refreshments Provided, the 11th edition of the Institute of Art and Design’s Annual Exhibition, at the Institute’s premises, at Targa Gap, Mosta.
The exhibition, which remains open until today Sunday 8 July, presents hundreds of different artistic and design creations and innovations that are surely set to ‘refresh’ your senses with new ways of looking at different concepts, objects, media and art forms. Through this year’s theme, Refreshments Provided, the students play on the phrase normally associated with different celebrations, ceremonies and other activities, and on our tradition to combine these events with food and drink. In a similar way, this exhibition is not only a celebration of the artistic talents of Maltese students, but is also presenting visitors with endless food for thought, in the form of designs, paintings, 3D creations, interactive productions, films, sculptures and installations incorporating different media, materials and technologies.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi earlier this week. The Minister for Education and Employment, Hon. Dolores Cristina, MCAST President Mr. Joseph Farrugia, MCAST Principal Prof. Maurice Grech, Designate Principal Mr. Stephen Cachia and the Director of the Institute of Art and Design Mr. Stephen Vella accompanied the Hon. Prime Minister during the inauguration.
Over 700 students are currently enrolled in one of the Institute’s full-time courses, which range from introductory certificate to Bachelors degree programmes. MCAST is engaged in ongoing collaborations with different employers, organisations and government entities to provide students with hands-on experiences that expose them to the latest technologies and practices adopted in the places of work where they are aspiring to establish their careers. The Institute of Art and Design’s exhibition demonstrates this relationship, with the presentation of projects which the students were requested to produce by different companies and organisations, including Fino, Domestica, Camilleriparismode, Yellow Pages, Farsons, Toly Products, Banif Bank, Heritage Malta, the Office of the President of Malta, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the Valletta Local Council, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, and the Valletta 2018 Foundation.
The exhibition is open today between 3.30pm – 8pm.
For free personal advice about MCAST’s full-time and part-time art and design courses, contact the College’s career advisors on [email protected] or 2398 7135/6.