SPECIAL INVITATION to CARAVAN's new exhibition
"MEDITERANEAN PEACE DONKEYS"
in GOZO, Malta / 15 January - 28 February 2016 / Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Against a backdrop of the recent extremists’ attacks in the West and conflict in the Middle East, the little island of Gozo in the heart of the Mediterranean is making a strong stand for peace.
On 15 January 2016 the island of Gozo will have 21 more donkeys on it: Mediterranean Peace Donkeys. As the first exhibition in 2016 at in the renowned Ta’ Pinu National Shrine, a revered place of pilgrimage for centuries. The Mediterranean Peace Donkey project is a peacebuilding exhibition of 21 life-sized fiberglass “Maltese” donkeys painted by premier Gozitan, Maltese, Egyptian and Western artists symbolizing the need for peace and compassion between the Middle East and West, and more specifically throughout the Mediterranean Basin (i.e. a donkey for each of the 21 Mediterranean nations).
This exhibition takes place when there has never been a more important time for the peoples of the Mediterranean countries to unite and stand together for peace in the region and globally. This unique art exhibition is a crucial example that people everywhere can participate and work together towards harmony, understanding and peace, with the island of Gozo, both historically and contemporarily, representing an intercultural bridge between the East and West.