Born in 1982, Hilary Spiteri, nurtured his love for Art from an early age. In fact, in 1990, aged eight, he won first prize in the Malta National Annual Art Competition.
From 1993 to 1998 he attended the Mikiel Anton Vassalli Lyceum in Tal-Ħandaq. After attending the Junior College of the University of Malta, Spiteri obtained his A-levels in Art and Religion in 2000. During this period he evolved his artistic expression based on form and colour.
In 2000 he enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts degree course in Art at the University of Malta, graduating in 2003. At the same time, he followed courses focusing on nude drawing, fresco techniques and printing techniques at the University of Malta.
In 2008, Mr Spiteri obtained a Master’s degree in Art specialising in Artistic Pedagogy, the Neoclassical movement and 19th century art academies in Europe. Throughout his Master’s course Spiteri conducted research abroad, especially in Rome.
In 2011, Spiteri has contributed to the Art History scene through his publication ‘Academic Artistic Training in Early British Malta’ (Allied Publications). Furthermore, he developed the art of photography as a medium of expression and artistic fulfilment.
In 2014 Spiteri lectured at the SWPP Convention 2014, held at the Hilton Metrople - London, presiding master-classes on the correlation between Art and Photography. Also, attended the VIVA Curatorial School where he followed lectures and workshops about 'Curating: Politics, Publics, Pedagogies'.
His works of art are found in private collections in Malta and abroad and he has produced illustrations for literary works and educational publications.
Mr Spiteri is currently head of the Art Department at De La Salle College Sixth Form and lectures Art, Art History and Systems of Knowledge.
Academic Artistic Training in Early British Malta
Author: Hilary Spiteri
Publisher: Allied Publications
Hilary Spiteri has woven together the history of the rise and decline of the School of Design, set up by Mgr Francesco Saverio Caruana, and discusses it in a meaningful art historical context. The book summarises the research for a Master’s thesis that he defended in the Department of History of Art at the University of Malta. Its great merit is the way in which it broadens and adjusts our perspective of the artistic scenario of early British Malta and to show how, in spite of the decline in official patronage, the University, under the enlightened direction of Mgr Caruana, succeeded in providing Malta with a respectable art academy. This was not an anticlimax but a new beginning and a benchmark development in Maltese Art History.
Ġabra ta' Poeżiji
Ed. Patrick Sammut
De La Salle Bros
Naqraw u Nirrimaw
Hilary Spiteri & Therese Pace
Agius & Agius Ltd
L-Għeneb Qed Jiswied
u Novelli Oħra
Carmel G. Cauchi
Agius & Agius Ltd
Con gli Occhi del Cuore
Paola Mara De Masestri
Mario Attard - Patrick Sammut
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Hilary Spiteri illustrates the poetry book 'Con gli Occhi del Cuore' written by Paola Mara De Maestri and published in Italy. Spiteri produced 10 monochrome illustrations which were inspired form the poetry found in the book. The publication was launched in Malta in July 2014. To purchase book click here.
Hilary Spiteri presented a public lecture during MIPP Monthly Talk at Le Meridien Hotel, St Julian's, Malta. Spiteri presented his research on the correlation of Art and Photography from the mid-nineteenth to the twentieth century to a Maltese audience.
Hilary Spiteri presented a public lecture during the internationally acclaimed SWPP Convention 2014 at the Hilton Metropole in LONDON. Spiteri conducted a study on the correlation of Art and Photography from the mid-nineteenth to the twentieth century. The paper: The impact of photography and its correlation with artistic advancements: 1838-1970 will duly be published.
Hilary Spiteri was featured on TVM 2 cultural programme Wirt, Arti u Kultura produced by Emanuel Cassar. Spiteri was interviewed in his studio in Qormi, Malta. The full version of the the feature is available on hilaryspiteri.com. Follow the link here.
Hilary Spiteri presented a public lecture entitled: The Art and Science of Crucifixion. The lecture presented the theme of crucifixion as one of the main themes recurrent in Catholic Christian iconography. Spiteri focused on practices of crucifixion which has been documented since the early decades of our common era. He also shed light on the recent archaeological evidence sheds light on practices and iconographic references of crucifixion.
Hilary Spiteri performs a public lecture in honour of Maltese Modern artist Esprith Barthet where he had the opportunity to meet the Barthet family. The occasion celebrated the reconsecration of Esprith Barthet's 'Descent form the Cross' painting preserved in the church of Sant Maria degli Angeli in Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta and its installment in the premises.
Hilary Spiteri finishes off the Six Virtues triptych and was set in place at M.U.S.E.U.M. doctrine premises in Qormi - St. Sebastian. The panels were carried out in oils and represent the six virtues as instructed by slant George Preca, founder of the society.