After an absence of two years, an exhibition of 106 works of art donated by 84 Maltese and foreign artists was inaugurated at the Parliament entrance. These works of art will be auctioned off in aid of Dar tal-Providenza on January 1st as part of the televised Festa ta’ Ġenerożità.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Anġlu Farrugia, officially opened the exhibition. In his address, he said that although Dar tal-Providenza goes back a full fifty-six years, it is today a living experience of our people and our nation rather than a story of our past. Maltese and Gozitans have a heart sensitive to those in need. This conscience that favours social solidarity grows bigger and stronger as long as we keep Dar tal-Providenza as a life experience with which we help persons with disability live in dignity.
The Director of the Home, Fr Martin Micallef, thanked the Speaker for once again agreeing to host the exhibition in the Parliament’s entrance, a truly central and accessible location for the public in Valletta. With the full support of Dr Farrugia it can be said that the exhibition has become an annual event except for the last two years when it had to be cancelled due to the realities of COVID-19.
The exhibition, that will remain open till December 26th, is open to the public between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday and between 9.00am and 12.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. One can view the exhibits by presenting his/her Identity Card and the Vaccine Certificate. The catalogue of all the works of art as well as more information on the auction may be accessed online on www.dtpauction.com or www.belgraviaauctions.com.
On new year’s day, Festa ta’ Ġenerożità in aid of Dar tal-Providenza will again be televised on all local stations between noon and midnight. The telethon will be broadcast from the We studios in Qormi where a number of guests will be manning the phones and taking donations. As in every year, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will celebrate mass that is broadcast live on PBS at 9.30am from the Home’s chapel.
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