MCAST student to participate in Matera Residency Project

Matera Residency Project participants

Avantech Ltd and MCAST are pleased to announce that Marika Buhagiar, a 2nd year photography student at MCAST together with photography lecturer Therese Debono, will be attending a fully sponsored 8-day residency project in Matera this Summer.

With Matera being the European Capital of Culture for 2019, Canon Europe have this year launched a Matera Residency Project open to students in the 28 ECOC participating countries. Avantech Limited, local Canon distributors, offered this opportunity to all students following the Photography and Fine Arts course at the Institute for Creative Arts in Mosta.

The students were requested to submit a portfolio of their work including a series of 5 to 15 documentary images together with a summary of the documentary being presented. A total of 17 submissions were received out of which 3 finalists were shortlisted by a panel of 3 independent judges. The work of the 3 finalists was then submitted to Canon Europe for the final adjudication.

The Residency Programme is entirely sponsored by Canon Europe with the aim of developing an international exhibition initiative to produce and showcase the work of students and teachers from selected European Media Schools. The project will give students and tutors the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exhibition where a selected group of young photographers will extend the single moment captured in their frame for a perennial memory to be exhibited in the Summer of 2019, and then offered to the archive of the city.