As part of the Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Development Programme, Gibraltar Cultural Services are happy to support Leisure Cinemas in their initiative of screening “Exhibition on Screen”, an exposition of classic art exhibitions, filmed specifically for cinema screening.
Leisure Cinemas has invited the series’ producer, Mr Phil Grabsky in order to launch the screenings in Gibraltar. Mr Grabsky will be in Gibraltar to present his latest work ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice - from the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace’ at Leisure Cinemas on Thursday 2nd November at 8.00pm. The evening will consist of a question and answer session after the screenings.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO Designate at the Gibraltar Cultural Services Seamus Byrne, said: ‘HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to be able to support Leisure Cinemas in providing a platform for cultural development and education. We firmly believe that events cinema is essential towards our community’s cultural growth, and “Exhibition on Screen” will cater for both the local art fraternity as well as the many art lovers on the Rock.
‘Films will feature renowned artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Leonardo, Renoir, amongst many others, and we are delighted that Mr Grabsky will be in Gibraltar to launch the series.’
Leisure Cinemas has contracted the latest in the series of documentaries, and each one focuses on an art event from galleries around the world. Leisure Cinemas plans to screen one of these documentaries every month. The first public screening will be of ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice’ at Leisure Cinemas on Thursday 9th November.
All films are informative, accessible and entertaining. Most importantly they are shot for the big screen, and will offer an immersive cinematic journey through the world’s most loved art and its creators.