Miss Gibraltar Visits Historical Exhibition


Miss Gibraltar 2018, Star Farrugia visited the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery where local artist Ambrose Avellano has exhibited his own works, titled ‘...Still Dancing Under the Shadows’. This is a historical, educational and cultural exhibition produced by the artist, with the support of the Gibraltar National Archives.

 Mr Avellano gave Miss Gibraltar a guided tour of the exhibition which he describes as an attempt to ‘record via artworks using metaphor and symbolism the events which to his mind formed and informed the Gibraltarian identity.’

 Mr Avellano added:

 ‘I have put my ideas and thoughts into visual forms, hopefully with wit and elegance: the subject matter is relevant and based on Modern Gibraltar historical events.

 I hope for people to see these artworks as markers, reference points and symbols reflecting events that have shaped one part of our maturing Gibraltarian identity.’

 The artworks have all been donated by the artist to HMGOG’s art collection.