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Ħudha! Valletta Art Exhibition Explores Society’s Mentality Towards The Environment In The Most Creative Ways

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A collective pop-up exhibition in the heart of Valletta aims to address the current state of Malta’s environment through various forms of artistic expressions, whether it be sculptures, video, photography, drawings and much more.

There are many ways to express how you feel about the current state of Malta’s environment but none are as engaging and arresting as the combination of abstract art and your imagination.  

ĦUDHA is the work of thirteen artists who came together to put on an exhibition at Splendid in Strait Street, Valletta. Isaac Warrington, Hannah Galea, Emma Grima, Matyou Galea, Julia Galea, Yan Pirotta, Charlene Gálea, Aaron Bezzina, Alessio Cuschieri, Thomas Scerri, Matthew Attard, Pierre Portelli and Etienne Farrell each gave their own two cents’ on the current state of Malta which, coincidently, collectively portray a pessimistic view of the current state.

The name, ‘ĦUDHA’, is the Maltese word for ‘take it’, which represents the outlook many have towards the environment, the collective sentiment of ‘take what you want’ attitude.

The exhibitions are both fascinating and stimulating and their composition features various materials. Despite working separately on their pieces, the common theme of melancholy and distress are portrayed throughout.

Alessio Cuschieri’s work is one of the first exhibitions you’ll see and represents a dug up concrete Malta, which the artist conveniently placed on a cart, ready to be ‘taken away’. 

The exhibition also features a couple of interactive pieces like a board game.

ĦUDHA is currently on display every day at Splendid in Strait Street, Valletta from 7 pm and 9 pm until Saturday 21st September. Entrance is free, so if you’re in the area go check it out!

Photo Credit: Keith Darmanin

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