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  • Aħna
    A collective exhibition by
    The Studio Collective

20th October - 23rd November 2018
Renoir Gallery | Cavalieri Art Hotel | St Julian's

About this exhibition Aħna

The exhibition will feature paintings and digital works exploring the artists' interpretation of a fundamental theme - "Aħna" ("Us", in Maltese) - taken from a personal and social perspective.

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Supported by Sotheby's International - Malta
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The Studio Collective About Us

Luella Beck


Luella Beck, an architect by profession, has shown a keen inclination for expressing herself artistically ...

... from a very young age. Decisive to make the best out of her natural talent, she has undertaken uninterrupted studies in art and her style was influenced by the tutorship of various established Maltese artists, namely Alfred Camilleri, Charles Cassar, Jessica DeBattista, Harry Alden and John Martin Borg.

Always willing to experiment with various media and techniques in painting, her paintings are varied yet all connected through the elements of her unmistakable style. Her portfolio is varied and includes subjects such as portraits, studies of the human form, landscapes, abstractions and geometric experimentation, always, however, depicting her scrupulous attention to detail. Having attended figure classes and studied in detail the human form, figure drawing as well as portraiture figure profusely among her works.

Luella's studies in architecture, particularly in the field of design, have added a further depth of meaning and perception to her artworks, particularly when these deal with architectural details as well as in abstract painting. Luella has also participated in a number of collective exhibitions held locally.

Her work can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/LuellaBeckArt

Megan Borg

Megan Borg

Digital Artist

Megan is a local illustrator who is currently undergoing her last year at the University of Malta as a BFA in Digital Arts student.

Her main focus is portraiture and is heavily influenced by music which she uses to help create a tone for each painting. Her art varies between realism and fantasy and she is always on the lookout for new techniques to try and characters to create. She creates paintings digitally using Photoshop and a digital art tablet and is always open to commissions.

Stephanie Borg Cachia

Stephanie Borg Cachia


Stephanie Borg Cachia studied art under the direction of renowned Maltese artists Harry Alden and ...

... the late Charles Cassar. She obtained a Master's Degree with distinction from the University of Malta in 2009 and now continues to broaden her artistic knowledge through self-teaching and experimentation. Stephanie's inspiration is mainly internally driven, although she is also influenced by the visual and by music, leading to artwork that is expressive, creative and original. With a strong passion for colour, shape and form, her current body of work explores geometric art through the use of squares and uniform triangles. Stephanie works predominantly with oils and acrylics, depending on the theme and style of the work in progress. She has exhibited her work in a number of collective exhibitions held locally, and forms part of The Studio Collective, a team of local artists collaborating on artistic projects.

Bridget Borg

Bridget Borg Alden


Bridget Borg Alden is a Maltese artist born in Sliema in 1962. Currently residing in Balzan she received ...

... her education at St. Monica School and presently works as a Clinic Administrator. Art has been her passion for the past sixteen years, drawing inspiration from her uncle Harry Alden, and the late Esprit Barthet. Her interest leans towards 'Portraiture' and 'Modern Art'. She has taken part in four collective exhibitions till this day. She is married to Dr. Martin Borg and has three children.

Franceanne Borg Rapa

Franceanne Borg Rapa


Franceanne Borg Rapa, a Gozitan artist, works as a primary teacher. She nurtured her love for art from ...

... an early age and developed her artistic skills by following diverse art classes throughout the years. She attended the Gozo Ghajnsielem evening art classes and studied privately under Christopher Saliba, Graham Gurr, Matthew Cassar and Harry Alden. She obtained her Art 'A' Level under the direction of Mario Cassar. In 1999, Franceanne enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in History of Art and conducted research on the first modern art influences in Malta through the School of Art in Valletta. This research has strengthened her appreciation for modern art and additionally influenced her artistic development.

Margaret Farrugia

Margaret Farrugia


Margaret Farrugia obtained a diploma from the Malta School of Art in 1998. Her final project was inspired ...

... by the beauty of the human body. She continued her studies under the well-known artists Harry Alden, Winston Hassell and John Martin Borg. Her favourite mediums include oils, pastels and water colours. Margaret participated in various local and foreign collective exhibitions since 1998 and amongst the most notable is the Biennale of Christian Art in Malta. Other exhibitions include "Inspirations" which was held at the Manoel Theatre in 2004 and "Fantasies by the Sea" which was held at the Valletta Waterfront. In 2011 she held her first solo exhibition at the Razzett Tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone in Mosta.

Frederick Gingell

Frederick Gingell


Born in 1946, in Valletta, Frederick Gingell, studied art at a very young age. It remained ...

... dormant for years. It resurfaced fifteen years ago when he returned to the School of Arts in 2000. He furthered his studies for seven years under the direction of artist Harry Alden. However, he has never lost his youthful idealism and passion in the practice of art.

Colour is the dominant and forceful characteristic of his works. Frederick participated in numerous collective exhibitions and produced three solo exhibitions. The Courier magazine had commented "His work is edgy and breathtaking; the use of colour inspirational".

Frederick main medium is oils, however he produced bas-reliefs and collage in wood. Most of his works are either in local institutions or private collections. Others can be found in Canada, France, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom and USA.

His works can be viewed on www.frederickgingell.com.

Clyde Haber


Clyde Haber was born in 1979 and from a young age, being brought up in a family of artists he pursued ...

.... drawing and painting at the school of Art in Valletta, at MCAST in Targa Gap and also at the Institute of Visual Arts in Valletta. Clyde works in different media depending on the type of painting at hand. He has a particular flair for design and his subjects vary depending on the mood with particular preference to the human figure and portraiture. He gets his creative inspiration through his frequent travels around the globe and uses clean lines and vivid colours.

Clyde took part in numerous collective exhibitions, the most notable being Ahna, A Tale of a city for 3 times in a row, Rotta ta l-Arti, Glorious Gozo, Tree 4 u, Bjennali tal-Arti Kristjana Kontemporanja and a solo Exhibition at the Corinthia San Gorg.

Christine Porter Lofaro

Christine Porter Lofaro


Christine Porter Lofaro commenced her artistic formation at a young age. She attended ...

... Art classes at the Malta Government School of Art and also at the Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce in Valletta. She continued to develop different styles and techniques under the private tuition of Mr. Harry Alden. Along with 14 years of teaching experience, Christine holds an honours degree in History of Art and a Master's degree in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta. In 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) with research on studio spaces and creativity. Christine is a full-time artist and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Digital Arts within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MAKS) at the University of Malta.

Schedule what? where? when?

Friday 19th October 2018

8.00 PM - 10.00 PM

Official Opening (by invitation only)

Details to be announced.

Saturday 20th October 2018

All day

Open to the general public

The exhibition will be open all day, everyday at the Renoir Gallery. Free admission.

Friday 23rd November 2018


Final day

The exhibition closes today. Call the venue on +356 2318 0000 to confirm the latest time you can visit today.

Venue a space to explore!

Cavalieri Art Hotel
Spinola Road
St Julian's, Malta

phone: +356 2318 0000
email: info@cavalieriarthotel.com
web: www.cavalierihotel.com

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