Pictured above: ‘Ballerinas’ by Antoine Paul Camilleri
Maltese ceramists, Antoine Paul Camilleri, Valerio Schembri and Victor Agius have just returned from Bornholm, in Denmark, where they are exhibiting their ceramic works at the European Ceramic Context 2014. These exhibitions, which run until 23rd November 2014, form part of an alternating biennial symposium for European contemporary ceramics and glass on the island of Bornholm. Through comprehensive exhibitions, workshops, master classes, lectures and an artist in residence program, the best of contemporary European ceramics are presented. All member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are participating. The works of a total of 98 artists form part of the exhibitions, showing a diversity of ceramic forms and techniques.
The ceramic works of Antoine Paul Camilleri and Valerio Schembri are being exhibited in the European Ceramic Art Exhibition at the Bornholm’s Art Museum, while Victor Agius’ ceramic works are being exhibited at Gronbechs Gard Museum. Both exhibitions will remain open until 23rd November 2014.
The participation of Maltese ceramists in this event is being co-ordinated by Mario Sammut who was appointed National Commissioner for Malta by the European Ceramic Context 2014 committee in Bornholm, Denmark. The final selection of the participating ceramists was made by the Danish selection committee.
Mr Sammut mentioned that this ceramics event, which is held every four years, is a showcase of high calibre ceramic artistic creations by ceramists from 29 European countries. It shows an overview of the best European contemporary ceramics and is a great opportunity for Maltese ceramists to exhibit their works in this prestigious event alongside other European ceramists besides interacting with other ceramists to further develop their artistic talents.
The Maltese ceramists, who were present for the opening of the exhibitions in Bornholm, are being supported by the Malta Arts Fund.
More information can be found on the website: www.europeanceramiccontext.com