Decorative, functional and wearable collections from nine Gozo artisans exploring chosen themes in wood, metal, mixed media, ceramic, jewellery, glass and mosaic. Barbara Attard Pettett, Mario Cordina, Babs Davidson, Jayne & Paolo Giordanella, Abi Macleod Clark, Jackie Roberts, Rachel Robinson and Paul Singleton present contemporary applied craft influenced by nature, land and sea, architecture, nostalgia, storytelling and everyday life.
The project, organized by MAKERS MARK and curated by Jayne Giordanella, aims to showcase how innovation and creativity in design and making are alive and vibrant on Gozo. MAKERS MARK, a registered NGO, was established in 2014 by a group of professional designer/makers to promote excellence in contemporary craft both nationally and internationally.
The UnforgettABLE Pat
‘Weaving a fine line between shabby chic and urban squalor, an immersive sensory narrative depicting the art and life of the Unforgettable Pat Holtom.’ Emma Victoria Morgan, installation curator
A retrospective tribute to influential textile designer and weaver Patricia Ann Holtom
(1939-2016) in the form of an installation offering a glimpse into her studio. The installation captures the essence of Pat’s work process, her ‘doodles in 3D’, artefacts, work in progress, and materials carefully removed from her house, just as they were left. Artists and makers were also invited to show new work, inspired by Pat, who had been associated with Gozo since the mid-1960’s.
A space dedicated to the design process, the tools and techniques of making. Designers and makers will demonstrate some of their processes; talk to visitors and answer questions offering insights into the inspiration and skill behind the work on show.
Re/MARK/ABLE is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.
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