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60 works for the Milan Art Project opens today

Minister Samantha Sacramento will officially open the Milan Art Project Exhibition this evening.

Displaying 60 individual paintings plus a group project created by 37 service users from the St Bernadette’s Resource Centre and the Dr. Giraldi Home the works will be open to the public as from tomorrow at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in Casemates.

With an opportunity to exhibit work in a Milan gallery, Carlos Banderas, Head of Learning Disability Services, said the vision for this project was for the service users to take a full and active participation, in an educational and culturally enriching fine art exhibition.

“One of the ethos of disability is to promote presence in the community and this is what this exhibition is all about. All the services users are enthusiastic about this project and they really want everyone – families and friends and everyone – to see what they have done,” he said.

The exhibition has been curated by the Gibraltar Culture Services and was set up throughout last week.

Each artist was given the opportunity to showcase their pieces in the two exhibitions as some of the works will then be exhibited at the Scalvini Museum in Milan in March.