Something Gozitan

Take a ride to the golden glow of Gozo in random nuggets.



82. Kinnie Chameleon and other colours

Whenever I have an hour to while away in gentle sunshine, I am drawn by the magnificence of the citadel to stroll its heighty barricades and amble through its windy streets. It’s a medieval city in miniature, just 200m in... Continue Reading →

71. Esprit Barthet: a colourful life

Next weekend, on 16 and 17th November, an exhibition at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s, Esprit Barthet, 1919-1999, A Critical Appraisal, marks the centenary of the artist’s birth and offers visitors a rare opportunity to see a large... Continue Reading →

54. The Busman’s Holiday

Definition of 'a busman’s holiday': a form of recreation in which one does something very similar to what one does for a living.   One of my favourite ways to spend time in Gozo is aimless wandering through the back streets... Continue Reading →

52: Artistic cravings with a twist

In Victoria’s ArtHall, a wonderful airy white gallery space with bright blue doors and windows just steps from it-Tokk, this month as part of an exhibition ‘Erotic Cravings’ (runs until 7th April), there’s a large painting by Tomas Hed inspired... Continue Reading →

44. Naked Souls

Today, a new series of paintings by Gozitan artist Christopher Saliba go on show at The Art Cube in Xewkija, on the main road between Mgarr and Victoria. And because I can’t make the launch event this afternoon, I was... Continue Reading →

41: Allura – The Trail approaches

Since the line-up for Allura – The Trail (3rd-4th Nov 2018) has been announced, I’ve been researching the artists whose work I’m most keen to see – no mean feat - and I’ve found myself entranced by three very different... Continue Reading →

34. Gozo’s pomskizillious Citadel

A couple of weeks ago we caught up with some good friends over a Cisk in Xerri’s*, watching the evening roll in over the sea to Comino, the twinkling lights of Malta beyond. One of these friends grew up on... Continue Reading →

19. Victoria in Bloom

Art..e is a small and peaceful gallery that I always pop into whenever I'm in Victoria, and over the last three weeks it's been rich with colour as British artist Ed Roberts, who has made Gozo her home, presents her... Continue Reading →

14. House of Gozo

Last week, we chose a series of four pictures to refresh the corridor that runs the length of our apartment. They're from a set that we came across in a new shop in St George's Square, a traffic-free oasis 100m from... Continue Reading →

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