LuginsLand of Art closes its door for the next phase of restoration

Final panel focused on Art & Legacy.

On May 31, LuginsLand of Art invited the audience for the last Educational Panel, and closing event of the exhibition Space & Time – Art & Legacy. The visitors had a unique opportunity to take part in a curatorial exhibition tour followed by the talk on the significance of artistic legacy and its preservation in shaping collective memory. Facilitated by Cultural Manager of LuginsLand of Art, Maria Galea, it was the last event before LuginsLand of Art closes its door for the next phase of restoration process.

The director of the Gabriel Caruana Foundation, Raffaella Zammit started the panel, sharing insights on the preserving legacy of the artist and her father Gabriel Caruana. She also pointed out the initiatives of the foundation and their impact on the local community, as well as the future plans and goals following her father’s artistic vision.

Artist, Austin Camilleri explained how his piece exhibited at Space & Time exhibition, talks about the impact of art and architecture on our history and identity. He discussed the role of the public in preserving historical narratives, and he shared his personal experience of contributing to the legacy of Maltese Art.

The session was continued by Gaston Camilleri, leading architect at Villa Luginsland, who talked about his approach in the restoration process of the Villa and the significance of its artistic heritage. He also mentioned challenges encountered during the process and the role of architects in preserving cultural sites.

The director of LuginsLand of Art, Joanna Popiół concluded the panel sharing the insight of managing such an extensive project. She pointed out the aim of continuing the legacy of the founder of the Villa, Baron von Tucher, to create a space of inspiration, filled with art, history and architecture. In the end she also revealed future plans for the Villa, which include designating part of the building for a cultural hub.

The attendees could also experience a live demonstration of metal and stone works by AX
Group and the final presentation of site specific sculpture by Maltese artist Antoine

LuginsLand of Art will be temporarily closing its door for the next phase of the restoration
process. All the updates on the progress and new discoveries will be shared on
https://luginslandofart.com/ and social media channels.

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