Mattia Preti, A Guide to His Paintings in the Churches of Malta and Gozo

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Din L-Art Helwa is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication titled “Mattia Preti, A Guide to His Paintings in the Churches of Malta and Gozo.” This is a pocket-sized book, packed with information about the paintings and the churches they are located in.  Handy plans with the position of each painting facilitates their identification, and will help the reader on his journey of discovery of the wonderful legacy by this great artist in the churches of many towns and villages. The guide book is written by well-know historian and conservators Sante Guido and Giuseppe Mantella, who have conducted extensive research on Mattia Preti, as well as restored numerous paintings by the “Cavaliere Calabrese”. This project was made possible through the generous funding by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, in conjunction with the Small Initiatives Scheme, and produced by a team of Din L-Art Helwa volunteers.

DLĦ hold a week of cultural events at Casino Maltese


As a first event for Din l-Art Ħelwa’s  50th anniversary celebrations, Din l-Art Ħelwa held a reception in the President’s Room,  Casino Maltese, Valletta for the launch of the art exhibition, The GRAN SOCCORSO, Today’s Artists to the Rescue.

Artists Andrew Borg, Anna Galea, Anna Grima, Arnold Sultana, Carol Jaccarini, Claude Gaffiero, Daniel Cilia,  David Carrington, David G Curmi , Debbie Caruana Dingli,  Ethelbert Perini , Godwin Cassar, Henry Alamango, Janet Grech,  Jeni Caruana, Joe Pace Ross, John Borg Manduca, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Kevin Casha, Lawrence Pavia, Maria Rossella Dalmas, Mark G Muscat, Martin L A Scicluna, Maurice Calleja, Noel Attard, Peter Vella de Fremaux, R H De Renzy Channer, Rachel Galea, Tonio Mallia, Vince Caruana artists generously donated their works to raise funds in aid of Din l-Art Ħelwa, Malta’s oldest environmental and heritage NGO which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015.  Ms Michelle Muscat inaugurated the exhibition and dedicated much time to viewing and discussing the various exhibits.  After being shown at Casino Maltese, the works will be transferred to Din l-Art Ħelwa premises, 133, Melita Street, Valletta where they will shortly be available for viewing and purchase.

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