Delicata’s Art Exhibition – 10 artists, 10 barrels…

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit an exciting art exhibition in Valletta. The exhibition was organized by the Delicata winery which is the most awarded winery of Malta with over 100 international awards. Ten artists were collectively exhibiting their so called ‘bettija’rt’, which is an artwork made from a decommissioned wine barrel or ‘bettija’ as they are called in Maltese.

Some of the works explore unconventional techniques such as multi-patterned paintings with shape and line being driving forces. For the majority of artists, the use of color is important and often explosive. In some cases, color has been stripped away, leaving the barrel bare but covered with ingenuity and hard graft. Each finished piece reflects “the joys of wine, art and good living in Malta today and through the ages”. The following artists participated:
Surrealist Joseph Barbara.
Talented painter and model Claire Attard Vella.
Multi-media artist David Xuereb.
Globetrotting artist Caroline Said Lawrence.
Expressionist Carmel Bonello.
Palette-knife virtuoso Francis Galea.
Up-and-coming artist Priscilla Gatt.
Ceramist and painter Donald Camilleri.
Multi-talented artist Sara Pace.
Creative illustrator Zack Ritchie.

Hope you enjoyed this exhibition as much as I did. Cheers!!


27 responses to “Delicata’s Art Exhibition – 10 artists, 10 barrels…”

  1. bpz3 Avatar

    Gissa om jag njöt av denna färgsprakande utställning!!! Vilken idé att göra konst av fat som gjort sitt. Love it! Helt underbara verk och återvinning när den är som bäst. Mitt absoluta favorit fat var det med ögat följt av balkongerna och rubrikbilden. Tusen tack att du delade med dig:-)

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tusen tack för din kommentar!

  2. petergreyphotography Avatar

    Nice! I like the way the painting follow the round shapes of the barrels. Do we see Queen Victoria with a glass of wine on one of them? 🙂

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thanks for your comment Peter! Could be the Queen, sorry but I really have no idea.

  3. Leya Avatar

    Smart och kreativt – tack för en fin visning!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack för att du tittade!

  4. Ms. Liz Avatar

    I was really fascinated to see these Anita!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you Liz! I’m glad you liked them.

  5. Anki Avatar

    Wow … vilken härligt färgsprakande utställning! Tack för att du låter oss också ta del av detta! 🙂

  6. prattenberg Avatar

    Interesting, however to be honest: The only barrel I really like (and consider to be art – I know, a rather harsh verdict) is the one with the big eye, seen in the background of photo 1 and 5.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you very much for your comment Prattenberg. Art is always a matter of taste and I appreciate that you share your thoughts. Although I do not agree that this is not art.

  7. JoAnn Avatar

    Wow people are so creative 🙂

    1. Anita Avatar

      Indeed! Thanks for your comment JoAnn 😀

  8. Nuno França - Photography Avatar

    Very good!
    I liked that! A new way of showing art! 😀

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you for your kind comment Nuno! 😀

      1. Nuno França - Photography Avatar

        You’re welcome! 🙂

  9. Kristallina Avatar

    Intressant! Undrar om det är svårare att måla på ett böjd underlag och ändå får de rätta proportionerna. Kul med nya idéer.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack för din kommentar Kristallina!

  10. Minton Avatar

    Så vackra gamla tunnor och duktiga konstnärer.

  11. Manja Mexi Movie Avatar

    Ohh! The one with the lady in the red apron is amazing! And the one with the hands offering a glass is fun too. Interesting!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you very much for your comment Manja!

  12. Jag Avatar

    Vilken rolig idé, folk är verkligen kreativa. Jag undrar som Kristallina om det är svårare att måla när underlaget buktar och det torde det väl vara. Snyggt fotat utan störande detaljer, tack för visningen!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack för din kommentar!

  13. mabelfrancis Avatar


    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you for your comment!

  14. annicaaktiv Avatar

    Oj vilka konstverk, kul att få se! 🙂

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack för dina kommentarer Annica !

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