Joseph Calleja

Visual Art


The old Leith Theatre


All festival

‘Paint is rarely seen as an object itself. It adheres to what it hides and essentially becomes the hidden object’.

Leith Theatre’s derelict condition has inspired Calleja to take a site specific approach to his project Depositum. He reconsiders paint not in aesthetic or expressive terms, yet how the work unfolds, an unintended and unplanned aesthetic seems to emerge -and emotive expression makes way for the expression of an idea.