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Ta' Kola Windmill, Gozo

Ta' Kola Windmill, Gozo

Artist & artwork at this venue:

Tania Berta Judith


267 Grandmothers, 2017
Embroidery (cotton fabric and thread)

The artist has embroidered the names of 267 grandmothers on a bed sheet as a way to build bridges which connect past and present through emotional memory. Her careful and loving labor enhances the importance of the feminine genealogy in preserving and creating life.

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Ta' Kola Windmill

One of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights’ Period. Its origins go back to 1725. Its name Ta’ Kola is connected with the last miller, Ġuzeppi Grech who was popularly known as Żeppu ta’ Kola (Joseph the son of Nikola).

A number of rooms on two floors that recreate the living quarters of the miller surround the centrally-placed cylindrical stone tower which houses the milling mechanism consisting of two circular hard-wearing stones placed on top of each other to crush the grain forced between the two rotating surfaces. The workshop on the ground floor exhibits a vast array of tools, some of which were originally manufactured by the owners of the mill.

Ta' Kola Windmill
Bambina Street
Xagħra XRA 2112

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun 9 am - 5 pm
Last admission at 4:30 pm

Tour through the venues with information and photos about the sites and exhibited artworks, as well as interactive geolocations.

© Photos: Courtesy Valletta 2018 Foundation
© Photo on top: Courtesy of Heritage Malta

A Contemporary Art Exhibition at various Heritage Sites

13 October - 9 December 2018

Curator: Rosa Martínez

Austin Camilleri, Chiharu Shiota, Eulalia Valldosera, Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture, Kyung-Jin Cho, Malta Fancy Poultry and Pigeon Club, Marina Abramović, Readymades in Malta, Saskia Calderón, Tania Berta Judith, Yoshitomo Nara

Part of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture
Valletta 2018 Foundation

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