Artist at The Mill Studio Series by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation: Gozitan Contemporary Artist, Victor Agius
The Gabriel Caruana Foundation is kicking off a seasonal opportunity for artists to transform The Mill in a temporary studio space. The Mill has over the last 30 years welcomed numerous emerging and established contemporary artists to imagine, exhibit and feel inspired.
For the first edition, the Gabriel Caruana Foundation is welcoming Gozitan contemporary artist, Victor Agius, for a short residency at The Mill in November 2020. This will give the opportunity to Agius to self-isolate in a confined space to document and create new works in dialogue with the legacy, heritage and Gabriel Caruana’s contemporary practice. Agius was a frequent visitor to Caruana’s studios in Balzan and the exhibition space at The Mill.
This residency will form part of an ongoing experimental process which Agius is currently undertaking where he is investigating remote and unusual spaces rich in contextual and social narratives. Through the support of Heritage Malta, Agius carried out an overnight stay at Ġgantija Temples in Gozo in July 2020 to conduct artistic research and create insitu interventions. The work was inspired from the spirituality transmitted by the vacant heritage site at night. The artist also allowed himself to experiment with various media such as British stoneware clay and terrarossa, a material highly synonymous with his contemporary artistic practice.
On the 3rd, 7th and 8th November 2020, The Mill will be open for visitors to be a part of this ongoing artistic residency. Booking is essential in view of current health and safety regulations.
Venue: The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre
Dates: 3rd, 7th and 8th November 2020
The Artist at The Mill Studio Series is a programme developed and supported by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation. An open call will be issued for contemporary artists to submit their interest and proposals for the upcoming 2021 programme.