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‘Mewga’: An exhibition showcasing a Maltese artist’s creative ode to the sea and its need for preservation
It’s all happening from the 5th to the 23rd of June.

Lyndsey Grima

Rebecca Cassar’s upcoming exhibition, "Mewġa," promises to be a mesmerising exploration of the sea's allure and the urgent need for its preservation.

Scheduled to grace the Gemelli Art Gallery from the 5th to the 23rd of June, the showcase will feature over 20 captivating works that delve into the artist's lifelong fascination with the ocean and coastal landscapes.

Mewga Art Exhibition

In "Mewġa," Rebecca Cassar's distinctive abstract style takes centre stage, characterised by bold colours, rich textures, and the shimmer of 23.5 karat gold leaf. Through her artistry, she endeavours to capture the beauty and fragility of Malta's celebrated shores, drawing inspiration from her cherished memories of youthful days spent by the sea with her grandfather, a retired captain of the British Merchant Navy.

However, beneath the surface of aesthetic brilliance lies a profound message of environmental concern. The artist laments the ongoing degradation of marine ecosystems, attributing it to various human activities such as tourism, fish farming, and pollution. With "Mewġa," she seeks to spotlight these pressing issues and advocate for the conservation of our natural landscapes and marine biodiversity.

Mewga Art Exhibition

Among the standout pieces in the exhibition are "Tonn" and "Rizza," which hold special significance for Rebecca Cassar. "Tonn" intricately incorporates glass to evoke the reflection of sea ripples, symbolising the dwindling population of wild tuna due to overfishing. Meanwhile, "Rizza" portrays the confinement of tuna in cages, serving as a stark commentary on the impact of human intervention on marine life.

The artist's creative process for "Mewġa" involved months of research and exploration around the Maltese Islands, allowing her to imbue each artwork with a narrative deeply rooted in her experiences and observations.

Mewga Art Exhibition

"Mewġa" will officially open on the 5th of June at 7 pm and will be accessible on weekdays from 8 am to 2:30 pm, as well as Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm.

Admission is free, inviting art enthusiasts and environmental advocates alike to immerse themselves in the artist's evocative portrayal of the sea and its challenges.

Will you be attending this art exhibition?

14th May 2024


Lyndsey Grima
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