Gabarrón | The Colours of Hope
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Gabarrón | The Colours of Hope
Cristobal Gabarron’s first collaboration with the United Nations dates back to 1986. At that time, the flight of that dove that traversed the skies of the earth, carrying in its beak the slogan Our Hope for Peace, was already unequivocally aimed toward hope. And it would immediately be converted into the commemorative stamp of the International Year of Peace.
Because of the ascent of this dove, that starts this exhibition dedicated to the United Nations, a considerable part of the artist’s work began to purposefully focus on the universe of peace, parliamentarism, freedom and human rights. That cooperation between human beings inspires the purest principles of the United Nations, which also began, from that moment on, to rely on the works of Gabarron as an expression of some of their great international commemorations.
Once again, culture and art thought and creativity provided the main substance, as Gabarron saw it, of that hope with which humankind aspired to change course.
Apart from the main exhibition at Spazju Kreattiv, the project will include the public installation at St George`s Square, Valletta, entitled Universo de Luz (Enlightened Universe), and AMBIT event at Ġgantija Temples, Xagħra, Gozo, that brings together artistic creations on biodiversity and the values of integral heritage that will travel the five continents.
|Friday 9th December||4.15pm||Lecture at the University of Malta|
|Saturday 10th December||11am||Workshop – General Public|
Leading Spanish Contemporary artist Cristóbal Gabarrón has been invited by the Modern and Contemporary Art section of the Department of Art and Art History (University of Malta) to give a talk to students and the general public on how his art explores Mediterranean identity and expands upon this theme.
This talk forms part of the Changing Gear events programme. Changing Gear is a research project led by Prof Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci which centres on the Modern and Contemporary art of the Mediterranean region.
The talk is being organised by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, who heads the Modern and Contemporary art section and is also the coordinator for the Fine Arts programme within the same Department, and Dr. Nikki Petroni, Project Manager of Changing Gear and the APS Mdina Biennale 2023.
Gabarrón | the Colours of Hope – Art Workshop led by Cristóbal Gabarrón and Anna Calleja
Saturday 10th December 2022 | 11am
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration and to raise awareness of the importance of Human Rights, the OHCHR, the United Nations and the Gabarrón Foundation are preparing to launch the second edition of an international drawing competition for young people. The first edition (https://k4hr.gabarron.org) was celebrated in 2018 to highlight the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the importance of its 30 Articles, adopted by the United Nations on 10 December 1948.
It is essential in our turbulent times to promote as widely as possible human rights so that every woman, man and child on this planet can live in dignity and peace. Such an initiative is an investment for a sustainable and inclusive future, with the participation of young people in promoting education through arts and creativity.
All participants will be participating in the official competition being held in 2023. The results of the competition will be announced in 2023.
Age: 10 to 14
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: EUR 5 (children), EUR 5 (parent/guardian)
- Enlightened Universe
- The colour of the skin
- The colour of Human Rights
International contest topics:
- What is your favorite Human Right?
- Who is your hero of Human Rights?
- What can you do for Human Rights?
In the workshop, Anna Calleja will walk you through the exhibition encouraging you to think and make in relation to Cristobal Garbarron’s artistic practice. Using drawing and collage we will make work in relation to the exhibition exploring Garbarron’s themes of hope, peace and a better world.
The participants are asked to bring a pencil case with scissors, glue, pencils and rubber.
Price: Euro 5 (general public) | Free for schools
Date and time: Friday 4th November, 7pm
LIVE Video on www.facebook.com/spazjukreattiv
In this Art Additives session, artist Cristóbal Gabarrón and curator Rupert Cefai, together with moderator Trevor Borg will be discussing the themes of this exhibition, the process of Cristóbal Gabarrón’s work and its related events in Malta including the installation at St George`s Square, Valletta, entitled Universo de Luz (Enlightened Universe), and AMBIT event at Ġgantija Temples, Xagħra, Gozo, that brings together artistic creations on biodiversity and the values of integral heritage that will travel the five continents.