Hermine Anna Sammut

I was born in March 1965 in Vienna, the city of music and art. I grew up in a very creative family, my mother used to design hats for famous ice shows and my father used to be a technical draughtsman, which was the base of my creativity. In 1986 I got qualified as a teacher. Through self-teaching and attending specific courses such as paper making, airbrush, folk art, decorative painting, silk painting, stained glass, and pottery, I developed my artistic and creative skills and was permitted to teach the subject Art & Craft at schools. I used to teach Art, Crafts & Design, and Design of fashion jewelry at a secondary school and in evening schools for adults in Vienna. In 1995 I got married to a Maltese man and moved to Malta. 

There I used to lecture at the Institute of Tourism Studies until 2003 when I was also introduced to the study program the subject: Art, Craft & Design for the hotel industry. After a 2 year working break, caused by my son’s birth in 2003, I became self-employed as a full-time artist.

At the same time, I started to conduct experiences for tourists where I would like to connect holidaymakers to Gozo in an arty way.

I also participate in & organize exhibitions locally and abroad, showing my contemporary and 3-dimensional artworks, sculptures, and paintings using “waste” as the main medium. My passion to reuse discarded material as a medium of expression has started in my early life when I couldn’t effort to buy art materials and tools.

More of my work you can see at my studio: “ArTELIER MODIQUE” 

You are always welcome to contact me, or to come and visit me at my studio “ArTELIER MODIQUE” Triq ta Mattiju, Nadur Gozo. Open any time via appointment: +356 79617746 

My awards: 

2nd prize on the 4th Oct. 2008 during the opening of the Italian Piazza Exhibition organised by the Italian Cultural Institute. The exhibition was inaugurated by the President of Malta Edward Fenech Adami and held at the Institute's premises, at St. George's Square, Valletta. 

1st prize at a local competition for the design of a monument for Brain Portelli.

For more information about my puplic aknodgledment please see my PRESS" page.