Born in Malta in 1959, he studied ceramics in the seventies with the late Gabriel Caruana.


    After almost ten years working in the ceramic industry, he was entrusted with the ceramic instruction at Tarġa Gap School for Craftsmen, Malta.  Since the early eighties, he exhibited in a significant number of national and international juried exhibitions, drawing the attention of art critics and connoisseurs.  In 1995,  he was awarded the Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship in Art and Crafts, which he pursued later as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Arts, Hobart, University of Tasmania.

     

    He moved to Denmark in 2002 where he now lives and work with his wife, Jette and daughter, Nina. Tony was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015 and the Malta Arts Council Grant in 2016 for his ceramic sculptures.

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions 

    2019 - The International Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Romania.

    2019 - Sydfynske Kunstnere SAK, Svendborg, Denmark.

    2018 - European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark.

    2018 - Arita International Ceramic Competition, Japan.

    2017 - Hillerød Kunstorening Kunsthuset Annaborg, Hillerød, Denmark.

    2015 - Kunsthåndvæk på Haven, Haderslev, Denmark.

    2011 - Claymax 2,  Kunstbygningen Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark.

    2001 - In-Nativita, St James Cavalier Centre For Creativity, Valletta, Malta.

    1997 - 5th World Triennale Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia. 

    1994 - XIV Biennale Internationale de Ceramique D`Art, Chateau Musee, Vallauris, France.

    1994 - International Orton Box Show, Baker University, Kansas, USA.

    1990 - Contemporary Maltese Ceramics, New Gallery, Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta.

    1988 - Mostra Internazionale D`Arte, Museo del Risorgimento, Rome, Italy.

    1985 - Wirja Bla Isem, The Loggia, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

    STATEMENT

    While attempting to make sculptures,

    I try to follow this checklist:

     

    These must challenge gravity,

    occupy merited space,

    resonate with colour,

    own movement,

    tell an untold narrative

    and contain a dose of surprise & humour

    BUT must be restrained and understated.

    I am sure I have not reached my goal yet…….

    CONTACT

    Address : Bjerrebyvej 85, 5700 Svendborg  Denmark. 

    Mobile : +45 24421467  email : tony@gallerisissi.dk

    Links: https://gallerinoerballe.dk/

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