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12 CONCEALED SCULPTURES

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The Tactile: 12 Concealed Sculptures exhibition is being held at the Valletta University Campus between October 5 and November 4, 2018. It is open to visitors from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm; Saturdays from 9am till 1pm; and Sunday 4th November (last day of exhibition) from 9am till 1pm. The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

The exhibition space will house twelve individual artworks by participants Omura Shunji, Kunie Fujiyoshi, Takashi Yukawa (Japan), Claire Fontana (France), Adriano Ciarla (Italy), Raymond Azzopardi, Joseph Chetcuti, Jonathan Galea, Noel Galea Bason, Paul Scerri, Jesmond Vassallo and John Vassallo (Malta).

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How to Experience Tactile

Twelve concealed sculptures inside a light-deprived setting await your interaction through touch.

Before entering the exhibition space to engage with the artworks, the exhibition attendant will provide alcohol sanitiser to disinfect your hands. You will also receive an eye mask, which you’ll be expected to wear for the duration of your visit. A maximum of two visitors are allowed into the space at any one time, accompanied by the attendant.

Once inside, you will walk through the exhibition space by holding on to the edge of the display table. As you move along the table from one sculptural piece to the next, you’ll be able to feel the Braille text description with your fingers. This action will in turn trigger an audio recording relating to the piece you’ll be standing in front of. As some of the works are particularly more fragile than others, when interacting with the exhibits we ask you to treat them with the utmost care and respect.

Should you need any help or assistance while experiencing the exhibition, the attendant will be close by. Please be aware that there are elements of nudity in some of the artworks. Children younger than 16 are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The exhibition may not be suitable for claustrophobia sufferers.

As you exit the exhibition, you’ll have the option of sharing your thoughts on the experience. You may leave a comment in the visitors’ book or through a video recording, which may then be used on the Tactile Facebook page. Should you agree to allow us to feature your feedback, you will be required to sign a media consent and release form.

The artworks will only be available for viewing after the closing of the Tactile exhibition. To request an appointment for a private viewing, please visit the Contact page to get in touch with the curators.