Renowned Maltese Canadian artist continues the artistic tradition by donating iconic painting to the Consulate general of Malta to Canada

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Apr 13, 2021
 

RENOWNED MALTESE CANADIAN ARTIST CONTINUES THE ARTISTIC TRADITION BY DONATING ICONIC PAINTING TO THE

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALTA TO CANADA

 

The Maltese Community in Canada is blessed with a long list of very talented people placed in all walks of life and has over the decades and still today contribute to the building of the Commonwealth of Canada.  Maltese Canadian renowned artist Joseph Muscat is one such person who although born in Malta, has made Canada his adoptive country and has over several decades graced and enriched art in Canada, especially in the heart of the art district of the City of Toronto.

 

Artist Joseph Muscat has donated one of his paintings, entitled, Junction / Dun Karm fuq id-Dundas, to the Consulate General of the Republic of Malta to Canada.  This acrylic on canvas painted in 1995, is part of the collection ‘Indigene’ exhibited at The National Museum of Fine Arts, in Valletta between 14-31 December 1995. Painting, Junction/Dun Karm fuq id-Dundas, depicts the iconic Maltese Canadian Parish Church of St Paul The Apostle, the ‘mother’ church and the main element that binds all Maltese Canadians in Canada and around the world. The church placed in the centre, surrounded by Malta Park, Maria Street, Joe Barbara’s shop mixed with an indigenous design and with the sky and ocean that divides Canada and Malta.  The painting is collage of symbols that epitomise the Maltese Canadian identity.

 

The Consul General of the Republic of Malta to Canada, Dr Raymond C. Xerri received the painting and because of its powerful Maltese Canadian identity representation decided to place it in the Consulate General’s meeting room to be enjoyed and admired by many who make use of this room.  Dr Xerri thanked artist Joseph Muscat on behalf of the Government of Malta and the Maltese Canadian Community in Canada for continuing the tradition of Maltese Canadian artists over the decades have donated pieces of art to decorate their Consulate General of Malta in Canada with such pride.

Artist Joseph Muscat donating one of his paintings to the Consulate General of the Republic of Malta to Canada