ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hilary Spiteri, born in 1982, B’Kara, Malta. From a tender age he nurtured a strong interest for the arts and in 1990 won the first prize in the Malta National Annual Art Competition. From 1993 to 1998 Spiteri attended the Mikiel Anton Vassalli Lyceum in Tal-Handaq where he was introduced to the study of drawing. In 2000, Spiteri attended the Gian Frangisk Abela Junior College where he obtained his Advanced Level certification in Art and Religion.
In 2000 he enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts degree course in Art (University of Malta), successfully graduating in 2003. At the same time, he followed courses focusing on the art of Nude Drawing and Fresco and Printing Techniques at the University of Malta. In 2008, Spiteri obtained a Master’s degree in Art specializing in artistic pedagogy, the Neoclassical movement and nineteenth century art academies in Europe. During this period Spiteri conducted research abroad, especially in Rome.
In 2011, Hilary Spiteri has contributed to the History of Art scene with his publication Academic Artistic Training in Early British Malta (Allied Publications). Simultaneously, he researched and developed the art of photography, from both a technical and historical perspective. In 2014 Spiteri lectured at the SWPP Convention 2014, held at the Hilton Metropole in London, presiding master-classes focusing on the correlation between Art and Photography. During this period, Hilary Spiteri has contributed to the research of various History of Art related publications and exhibitions including The Life and Work of Lewis Wirth and Helen Cavarra-Their Creative Partnership authored by Prof Joseph Paul Cassar and Celebrating the Life and Works of Antoine Camilleri (1922-2005) exhibition held at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta.
In 2014, Hilary Spiteri hosted his first solo exhibition at Regoledo di Cosio Valtellino in Italy, entitled Con gli Occhi del Cuore.
In November 2016, Spiteri contributed to the History of Art scene with his second publication entitled Filial Churches of Malta: Qormi A Case Study (Horizons). Furthermore, in March 2017, he contributed in The Benefits of Art (ed Kevin Casha-APS Publications) with an in-depth article entitled The Benefits of Art-Personal, National and Universal, which perfectly compliments the book. In May 2017, Spiteri was officially awarded Premju Għarfien il-Ħila, by Qormi Local Council for his art and art historical literary contributions.
His works of art are found in private collections in Malta and abroad. He produced illustrations for literary works and educational publications.
Hilary Spiteri currently occupies the post of head of Art Department at De La Salle College Sixth Form Malta where he lectures Art, History of Art and Systems of Knowledge, lectures part-time in Contextual Studies at MCAST’s Institute for the Creative Arts and is a member of the Commission for Sacred Art on behalf of the Church in Malta.
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