Transforming Gozo into an open-air art musuem
In 2010, the Ministry for Gozo launched the Public Art Scheme whereby a call was made for artists to submit proposals for the creation of artistic sculptures for public spaces in Gozo. 43 works were selected out of 120 submissions. The first batch of thirteen works were commissioned and some of them have already been installed in a number of public areas including Villa Rundle, Three-Hills Garden, Mgarr Terminal and roundabouts. The materials used for the creation of these public works of art vary and include bronze, wood, terracotta, Gozitan hardstone, mosiac, Gozitan limestone and stainless steel. The main aim of this initiative is to embellish Gozo with good works of art and giving the public the opportunity to enjoy such works in open and recreational spaces.
The Ministry for Gozo is also embellishing other public spaces and transforming them in a more family-friendly environment. Three Hills Garden in Marsalforn and Villa Rundle in Victoria were refurbished with a total investment of around €3.5 million.