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Times of Malta – Gozo through the eyes of foreign residents

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 08:41 Gozo through the eyes of foreign residents Smells, sounds, the ferry, tunnel, keep out, birds in danger of extinction, steel jungle, festa, landscapes, churches, bells, pastizzi, hop on hop off, keys, home, beauty, anarchy, opera, culture, money under the mattress… All this is what four foreign artists residents in Gozo see and experience in Gozo and are exhibiting in Ozog at Arthall in Victoria. Tomas Hed from Sweden, Spyke von Stripe from Canada, Christian Mayer and Viktoria Marion from Hungary prepared this collective exhibition trying to catch the singularity of Gozo, which all the beauty...

Times of Malta – Imperfect and Incomplete Beauty

Link to the new: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190420/arts-entertainment/imperfect-and-incomplete-beauty.707745 The Japanese aesthetic concept of Wabi-Sabi ‒ beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete ‒ is the theme of an exhibition of the same name being organised by Arthall in collaboration with the international pop-up gallery Spright-Art. The artists are displaying sculptures, collages and paintings made with found objects and original mixed media crea­tions. The collection will have a critical approach, questioning what we have been told to see and regard as the ‘truth’. Participating artists include Be J. Birza, Frances R, Fabrizio Fabbroni and Jeroen Hoekman. Hoekman is the co-founder of Spright-Art, and besides working as gallery...

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52: Artistic cravings with a twist by Esther Lafferty In Victoria’s ArtHall, a wonderful airy white gallery space with bright blue doors and windows just steps from it-Tokk, this month as part of an exhibition ‘Erotic Cravings’ (runs until 7th April), there’s a large painting by Tomas Hed inspired by the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, ‘seduces’ the young woman Leda. Hed’s paintings are always colourful and characterful with an imaginative backstory. Although the ‘seduction’ is rather sinister in some retellings*, Hed’s painting reinterprets the softer approach to the...

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Erotic Cravings: Exhibition featuring 3 artists opens at Arthall in Gozo BY GOZO NEWS · MARCH 9, 2019 The opening of Erotic Cravings – was held on Friday evening in Arthall, Victoria, Gozo, featuring paintings and sculptures. The gallery thanked everyone that attended, describing it as “a night of beauty, sensuality, eroticism and imagination with three great artists: Penny Foster, Tomas Hed and Mark Xuereb.” Penny Foster is presenting a group of black and white nudes. The light shimmers across their forms; one light from above, almost as if she is in a spotlight. Even though it’s a nude, it becomes like...

Times of Malta – Craving for sensual beauty

Craving for sensual beauty A collective art exhibition by three Gozo-based artists – Penny Foster, Mark Xuereb and Tomas Hed – entitled Erotic Cravings, opens today, at Arthall, 8, Agius de Soldanis Street, Victoria, and runs until April 7. The exhibits all aim to awaken visitors’ sensuality; presenting beauty as a craving that even the gods want to possess. Penny Foster, originally from the UK, will display a group of black and white nude paintings; Tomas Hed, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, participates with one masterpiece: a reinterpretation of a classical mythological theme Leda and the Swan; and Gozitan sculptor Mark...

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7 MARCH 2019/CULTURE by Francesca Farrugia In Search of Cultural Inspiration in Gozo Spring Brings New Cultural Events to the Sister Isle! As the curtain falls on this year’s edition of the multi-hued celebration that is Carnival and the weather gets warmer and brighter, people’s thoughts surrounding weekend or short breaks turn more and more towards Gozo. Even though it may start to get extremely busy around this time, the island’s relatively pristine environment ensures that there always more than a few corners of the place where you can feel as if you have your own little paradise to yourself....

tvm.com.mt: Triumvirate – Sculptures, drawings and paintings at ArtHall, Gozo

tvm.com.mt: Triumvirate – Sculptures, drawings and paintings at ArtHall, Gozo

Truimvirate – opened at ArtHall in Gozo on Friday evening with a huge welcome for the artists and positive responses for this new exhibition from those present. 3 artists from 3 different continents – Artists Spyke von Stripe from Canada, Lindsay Hunt from Australia and Tomas Hed from Sweden, are presenting a multifaceted exhibition of sculptures, drawings and paintings, including wild metal animals and ironic cats. The Exhibition is open to the public from today, Saturday, the 22nd of September and runs till Tuesday, the 23rd of October. ArtHall is located at 8, Triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria and the...

gozonews.com: ArtHall’s next exhibition – Truimvirate – opens later this month

gozonews.com: ArtHall’s next exhibition – Truimvirate – opens later this month

ArtHall in Gozo is launching a new exhibition – Truimvirate – 3 artists from 3 different continents will be in power of the next show, with its opening night on Friday the 21st of September. Artists Spyke von Stripe from Canada, Lindsay Hunt from Australia and Tomas Hed from Sweden will present a multifaceted exhibition of sculptures, drawings and paintings. Wild metal animals, ironic cats and unexpected authorities will take over ArtHall, the gallery said. The Vernissage will be Friday, the 21st of September at 8pm. The Exhibition opens to the public on the 22nd of September till the 23rd...

gozonews.com: “Different ways of being in the world” with Tomas Hed at ArtHall

gozonews.com: “Different ways of being in the world” with Tomas Hed at ArtHall

If you haven’t already been, there is still time left to view the – Perspectives Exhibition – by Toms Hed, currently on display at ArtHall in Victoria. Tomas is from Sweden and lives in Gozo, the artist said that in his work he is presenting different ways of being in the world, pointing out the genuine characters’ views in his creations. The artist explained that “art never talks in the same way to everyone. What motivates me to create one painting, doesn’t have to be what you see in it.”Marta Obiols Fornell, is the person behind the opening of ArtHall...