‘The Awakening’ – An Exhibition of Abstract Works at the Malta Chamber
Mid-October saw a number of abstract paintings by artist Agatha Grima exhibited in the courtyard of the Malta Chamber of Commerce. With a modern industrial-looking set-up as props for a number of strong and brightly-coloured paintings, some concerns were primarily raised regarding a possible too great a contrast between the modern exhibition setup and the neo-classical style of the surrounding architecture. Twenty-six abstract works were exhibited hanging on a central structure made of trusses backed by a neutral drapery backdrop. With the structure flooded by the natural daylight of the courtyard and surrounded by the exquisite unique neo-classical details in the open setting, the exhibition was a success.
“It has been a great honour for me to present my first major solo exhibition at the prestigious Malta Chamber ” Agatha said. “The place is central and has permitted exposure of my works to numerous people from varied walks of life and including both tourists of different nationalities, and professionals who would be going around their day to day business at the Malta Chamber.”
The bright luminous red paintings in the central area, set up right in the centre of the courtyard offered an exquisite view right in between the majestic columns. Many people were lured into the building .Furthermore, a number of distinguished guests visited the exhibition including, H.E. The President of Malta Dr. George Abela, H.E. Ambassador Filipe de la Morena and Prof. Richard England.