The Parliament of Malta was again the venue of an Arts Exhibition that included 109 works of art – paintings, sculptures and ceramics – donated by various Maltese and foreign artists. These works of art will be auctioned off online in aid if Id-Dar tal-Providenza on January 1st, 2023 part of the Festa ta’ Ġenerożità that is back under the big tent in the Home’s Siġġiewi car park.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Anġlu Farrugia, officially opened the exhibition on Thursday 15th December 2022. In his address, he said Id-Dar tal-Providenza is a living example of christian solidarity. He highlighted that the Home was founded in 1965 on the initiative of Mgr. Mikiel Azzopardi with the continuing support of the Maltese and Gozitans alike.
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. He appealed to all Maltese and Gozitans to join in the Festa ta’ Ġenerożità that is back at the Home’s car park in Siġġiewi on new year’s day and evryone is welcome to attend.
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 the weekend. One can view the exhibits by presenting his/her Identity Card. 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 Id-Dar tal-Providenza will again be televised on all local stations between 10.30am and midnight. The telethon will be broadcast from under the big tent and a number of guests will be there manning the phones and taking donations. As in every year, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will celebrate mass that is broadcast live on TVM at 9.30am from the Home’s chapel.
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