Mixed media calendar brings Valletta’s streets to life

Valletta will be the focus of a dynamic collaboration between a varied mix of young visual artists, who will be coming together for a 2013 calendar to be launched on December 14 at Transcripta, Palazzo Carafa, 68, St Christopher’s Street, Valletta.

February by Ritty Tacsum and Julian Mallia.
February by Ritty Tacsum and Julian Mallia.

The project - 'The Streets of Valletta' - is a collaboration between Creative Island and Transcripta Multilingual Translations.

During the exhibition, 12 illustrators and 12 photographers will showcase their work for the calendar, for which they teamed up after choosing a particular Valletta street to create a mixed media image.

January by Malcolm Alden and Cedric Vella

January by Malcolm Alden and Cedric Vella.

The aim of the project is to promote local talent and encourage the use of artwork for functional items, in order for artists to be compensated for their work.

The artists involved are: Elisa Von Brockdorff, Nel Pace, Ritty Tacsum, Julian Mallia, James Micallef Grimaud, Gege Gatt, Nadine Noko, Brian Grech, Denise Scicluna, Moira Zahra, Daniela Attard, Kenneth Borg, Francesca Galea, Thom Cuschieri, Aldo Cauchi Savona, Stefan Vella, Mark Scicluna, Ali Bosios, Alexine Sammut, Laura Jasenaite, Malcolm Alden, Cedric Vella, Leta Slipper and Stephen Farrugia.

March by Nel Pace and Elisa von Brockdorff

March by Nel Pace and Elisa von Brockdorff.

The exhibition will be held over one evening only (from 17:00 to 22:00). The calendar will then go on sale at €10 each on the Creative Island website, as well as in tourist outlets and art shops.

Creative Island is an organisation that helps emerging performers, writers, filmmakers and visual artists in Malta to enhance and develop their ideas into reality. One of our aims is to create a link between creativity and business. Creative Island is also a connecting hub where artists can produce and display artistic merchandise for sale and offer creative services to local businesses and organisations. Our extensive talent database expands on a daily basis in order to create business networking and freelancing opportunities for artists.

April by Daniela Attard and Kenneth Borg

April by Daniela Attard and Kenneth Borg.

Transcripta MT is a company which offers professional translation services, as well as other linguistic services including writing, proofreading and editing. In order to commemorate the tenth anniversary since its inception, Transcripta MT is supporting the calendar project. Transcripta MT's seek to support culture, creativity and the arts, as well as an environmental responsibility and the preservation of historical heritage, which is why this was an ideal collaboration of creativity and business.

For more information log on to Creative Island.