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I Long to Hear Stories of Your Past

9 November 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30

‘I long to hear stories of your past’ is an exhibition that delves into Malta’s recent history from a personal lens. By observing family photographs, Farrugia has built an archive of images, recounting Malta’s historical narrative through these personal scenes.

Throughout the exhibit, you will notice a selection of images that contain people, places and objects. The identification of these everyday items found inside the images play a crucial part in the design methodology. They serve as inspiration for new ceramic forms and a means of referencing objects made during that period.

During 2024 Malta will commemorate several key historical milestones including the 60th year of its Independence, its 40th year as a Republic, 25 years since the closure of military bases and two decades as a European Union Member State. The Exhibition seeks to capture the spirit of Malta from the 50s until the 80s, through the lens of Martina’s family photos, which together with the accompanying ceramic art forms provide a more tangible experience of our islands’ historical timeline.

Farrugia’s work recreates a singular item present in each image. Each ceramic piece mirrors an interpretation of the original object, still trying to capture the essence of the everyday items, much like a blurred memory. The objects also provide an insight into Malta’s changing social history, while also observing the many changes and milestones experienced by the Maltese population.

This project was created in collaboration with the Embassy of Malta in The Netherlands.

Kindly note that due to the limited capacity of the venue, the opening of the exhibition is limited to a select number of guests.


9 November 2023
18:30 - 20:30


Embassy of Malta


Embassy of Malta
Nassaulaan 15
Den Haag, 2514 JT Netherlands
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