In Malta, at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta

from 9 January to 16 February 2014

A Libyan Lamma

'A Libyan Lamma'

Noon Arts are proud to announce the title theme and names of the artists who will be taking part in their next exhibition to be held at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta from 9 January - 16 February 2014. The exhibition is sponsored and supported by Medavia and Mediterranean Investment Holdings.

'A Libyan Lamma' will be exhibiting the work of six original contemporary Libyan artists, offering them the opportunity to show their pieces to the Maltese public for the very first time at the cultural venue of St James Cavalier in Valletta.

'Lamma' - which means a social gathering in the local Arabic dialect - will bring a varied selection of paintings, sculptures, installation art and photography all within the context of post-Revolutionary Libya; where on the one hand there is more scope for artistic freedom of expression but where the future of the socio-political terrain is still uncertain.

The artists taking part will be: Matug Aborawi (who has just recently joined Noon Arts), Yousef Fetis, Mohammad Bin Lamin, Hadia Gana, Naziha Arebi and Arwa Abouon (whose work is on loan from the Third Line Gallery in Dubai, UAE).

Some of the highlights of 'The Libyan Lamma' exhibition will be: Mohammad Bin Lamin's sculptures made from recycled war materials like metal bullets, Matug Aborawai's incredible paintings and sketches of drowning immigrants on their way to Europe, Hadia Gana's Zarda installation piece and Naziha Arebi's photographs offering an unusual glimpse into the private celebrations of Libyan women.

Statement from Najlaa El-Ageli, Co-Founder of Noon Arts:

"We are delighted to be showing this exhibition in Malta and to collaborate with the fantastic St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity.

"There has always been a very special trade relationship between Malta and Libya and Noon's aim is to open a dialogue between the Maltese public and the Libyan artists to help create richer cross-cultural understanding and the appreciation of each other.

"I'm confidant that the work of our artists will prove the changing face of Libya for the better and reflecting on its people's human experience."


Noon Arts mission is to bring the very best of Libyan Art to the world stage and to spot, encourage and nurture both new and established Libyan artists and celebrate their work in all its myriad forms.

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The St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta first opened its doors to the public on 22 September 2000. As the Maltese Government's Millennium Project, it has taken on the role of pushing forward Malta's cultural aspirations.

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Noon Arts give special thanks to Samira Jamil for her assistance and support for the organising of the exhibition.

The artists taking part in 'A Libyan Lamma' are:

The Artists

  • Matug Aborawi
  • Yousef Fetis
  • Mohammad Bin Lamin
  • Hadia Gana
  • Naziha Arebi
  • Arwa Abouon
Private Preview

  • Thursday 9 January 20147:30pm

Public View

  • Friday 10 January 2014
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  • Sunday 16 February 2014

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