The Book Fair this year was
visited by a record 20,000 visitors. Among the
distinguished visitors were the Prime Minister of Malta,
Dr Lawrence Gonzi and his wife Catherine (here seen
admiring the book installation "Valanga ta' Kliem" by
Danish artist Marie Louise Kold), the Leader of the
Opposition, Dr Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle, the
Archbishop of Malta, Mons. Paul Cremona, the President
of the Republic of Malta, Dr George Abela, and Ministers
of Education and Culture, respectively Dolores Cristina
and Dr Mario DeMarco.
Mallia giving the inaugural speech at the opening of the
Malta Book Fair for 2012, held at the Mediterranean
Conference Centre, Valletta. He is flanked by the Hon.
Minister of Education, Dolores Cristina, and members of
the National Book Council. The fair was opened on
October 24, the book intended for all ten year olds in
the Maltese Islands, Avventura Madwar l-Ewropa
was launched. The book is intended to introduce the EU
to school children. It was written by Loranne Vella and
produced and illustrated by Ġorġ Mallia. The launch, at
Pembroke Primary School, was presided by Martin Bugelli,
Head of EU Commission Representation in Malta, and the
Hon. Minister of Education, Dolores Cristina
September 7, 2012, Dr Ġorġ Mallia gave his annual talk
to the first years of the Malm÷ School
of Comic Art to an enthusiastic group of students who
were instructed to caricature the lecturer as he spoke.
The perpetrator and one of the driving forces behind the
school and comics scholarship in Sweden is Fredrik Str÷mberg
ICICTE conference, held annualy on a Greek Island, was
this year held between the 4 and 7 July, 2012 on Rhodes.
Dr Ġorġ Mallia chaired the Publications
and Promotions Committee, was the Communications
Coordinator, designed the website, proceedings and all
the printed materials, and also chaired a session. Here
his is seen with Nancy Pyrini (conference director),
Professor Kostas Tsolakidis of the University of the
Aegean, and Dr Chris Barlow (chair of the conference
steering committee) at the closing of the conference.
Honourable Clyde Puli, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth
and Sport, Ms Miriam Theuma, head of the Youth Agency,
and Dr Ġorġ Mallia, chairman of
the National Book Council, presented the prizes for this
year's Literature for Adolescents Prize at St James
Cavalier Centre for Creativity on World Book Day, April
23, 2012. In the photos, one of the winners, Rita Saliba,
is seen receiving her prize.
February and March, 2012 Dr Ġorġ Mallia
gave a full unit on Graphic Design (history, typography,
desktop publishing) as a guest lecturer at the
University of Malm÷, department
of Art, Culture and Communications. This was part of the
Image Making course given at the University.