Between Ash and Dust by Vince Briffa

Between Ash and Dust by Vince Briffa

Friday 3 April, 7:30pm at Arthall: “Between Ash and Dust” by Vince Briffa.
This time we will celebrate the Opening Night of our next exhibition with the Artist’s Talk.
The talk will focus on the states of the in-between in art practice.
The exhibition will be on from 1 to 26 April 2020.


BETWEEN ASH AND DUST speak of implausible distances and detached spaces splitting up such evasive elements as smoke and sky. They are as much about the process of drawing/painting as they are about the current war imagery of destruction taken from tabloids or television. These metaphoric memorials sway unclearly between human intervention and natural phenomena and embody an act of restitution through the same material they are made of (charcoal being fire’s residue), a destructive force embalmed through its very remains.


In his own words: “My work centres on the co-existence of dualities. It treads blurred borders and investigates uncertain divides between opposing poles. It synthesises extremities, and acts as a seam that binds together disparate realities.
Uncertain of its own actuality, it questions its own being.
I am not a painter or sculptor, I am also not a filmmaker or a writer.
I produce ‘work’.
It is my vocabulary. It is the vehicle that best embodies my thoughts and connects all my creative output..”

1958 Born in Malta. Lives and works in Malta. 2000 Graduated in MA Fine Arts with distinction (Leeds University, UK) and 2009 PhD, University of Preston UK. 2011 to 2019 – Head of Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta. 2015 Associate Professorship, University of Malta.

AWARDS: 2019 ‘Omaggio all’Arte ed all’Innovazione a Venezia 2019’ by The Union of Honorary Consuls of Italy (UCOI) and the National Association of Young Innovators (ANGI) – Venice Biennale, 2019 – Arts Council Malta. Visit:

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All welcome. Free Entrance.