Featuring 38 works of art including painting, photography and sculpture, SEA SHE SEES is a unique collection of individual perspectives; all inspired by the magical azure waters surrounding Malta.
Curated by internationally renowned gallerist / artistic director / photographer
Janette Danel, the exhibition brings together 15 women artists from eight different countries.
In choosing the theme Danel says, “understanding both the importance of the sea in cultural and everyday life and the strong characters of the women I’ve met since arriving in Malta, the idea of SEA SHE SEES fell into place. This is a great artistic combination of women with different nationalities; influences and visual concepts; all of whom live here on the Maltese islands – some born here and some recently arrived. This is an impressive collection of artists with the Maritime Museum providing the perfect venue.”
The exhibition includes an array for works from the very important statements made by Celia Borg Cardona (Gone) and Ruth Bianco (Landings) to the more imaginary works by Sallyanne Morgan and Gulja Holland; from wry expressions by Debbie Caruana Dingli and semi-realistic expressions by Mary de Piro, Debbie Bonello, Caroline Navarro, Arja Nukarinen Callus and Miyuki Sugihara; to the purely sea inspired pieces by Laura Swale, Catherine Cavallo, Sally Jane Fuerst, Nadette Clare-Talbot Bettridge and Danel herself, the artists have taken on a SEA view encounter.
Born in Amsterdam, Janette Danel moved to Malta after many years working between London (Sotheby’s), New York (Phillips De Pury) and then establishing her own galleries in Hong Kong and Paris, while organising exhibitions around the world.
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides, and, in its depths, it has its pearls too” (Vincent Van Gogh)
The Sea She Sees Art Exhibition will take place at the Maritime Museum, Birgu from the 10th to 31st May 2018; open from 9am – 5pm. A donation from sales will be given to the Women’s Foundation; Dar Merhba Bik.
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