04 Aug Naqsam il-MUŻA: reaching out to two other Maltese communities
Naqsam il-MUŻA, the project showcasing the community’s choice of artworks from the national collection in localities around Malta and Gozo, has made its way to two other local communities: Marsa and Kalkara. This exercise in community curation empowers members of a chosen community to select artworks to display in their own localities. The project is part of the run up to 2018, when Valletta will be named European Capital of Culture.
The Marsa edition of the project includes the choice of eleven participants chosen from the Marsa community. The final selection, including comments by each participant, is currently installed in various locations around Marsa. These include the parvis of Marija Regina parish church, the Marija Regina Band Club, the Marsa Scouts Headquarters, Il-Pespus Smart Kids Child Care Centre, Triq Balbi, the Għaqda Storika u Kulturali Marsa, the Regatta Club, the Kunsill Pastorali Parrokkjali Trinita’ Qaddisa, the Marsa Open Centre, Prince Albert Street, the Horse Racetrack entrance and the Marsa Sports Complex at the gate to the Athletics track.
In Kalkara, the chosen seven community members proposed artworks currently installed, together with comments by each participant, at the chapel of Our Saviour, Kalkara Local Council, Circolo S. Giuseppe – Sagra Familja Band Club, the Kalkara Parish Church parvis, Kalkara Sea Front, the Kalkara Regatta Restaurant and the Kalkara primary school entrance.
Installations in Kalkara and Marsa will remain on display until the end of August. It is now Gzira’s turn!