‘Perception,’ the theme of the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) 2018’s official Members’ Exhibition, is the artists’ journey to explore different modes of expression. Relaunched a short hiatus, the show has been updated under the guidance of young curator Roderick Camilleri, and for the first time ever it will be framed by a particular theme.

More than thirty participating members have sourced their ideas from an ongoing international project led by the Malta Society of Arts called AMuSE (Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences), which is co-funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe umbrella. Through this project, the members were able to partake and assimilate from the main theme of this multi-national multi-sensorial project and present experimental ideas which will translate into artistic works.

Through a number of workshops, informative meetings and curatorial advice by Roderick Camilleri, who is also the artistic director of AMuSE, the participants developed their inventive method and experimented with a number of different and at times alternative media to create their innovate compositions. The event will showcase artworks by individual participants as well as group works.

Perception presents diverse artworks such as tactile and olfactory paintings, mechanical, automated and interactive sculptures, sound images, mobiles and kinetic installations. The event will also reflect an artistic awareness and sensibility to the palace, as it will adorn all the possible open spaces, halls and galleries of Palazzo de la Salle.

The exhibition ‘Perception’ will be open from the 3rd till 30th August 2018 at Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta. Opening times are Monday and Friday from 8am to 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to Noon and 3pm to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 1.30pm. Entrance is free. More information is on the MSA’s website.