Anthony Patrick Vella
Anthony Patrick Vella started in 1972 attended the Art School in Valletta, for several years where he obtained his first prize in Design, a prize that was sponsored by Farsons. He started frequenting the Museum of Fine Arts in 1975 to do restoration work.
In 1981, he was studying architectural design in the morning and graphic design in the evening. He also worked on creating market image for consumer products that are still marketed up to the present day.
After he finished his studies he went to Italy where he worked within a team of artists and architects. Here he met the architect Nuccio Lo Castro while working at the Museum of Ethno-Anthropology of Nebrodi.
In 1998 he started working for Raniolo & Bencini Architects. Later he was Art Director in an advertising and design agency. It was here that he became interested in the design and pedagogical aspect of museum communication. He furthered his studies in museum design in Florence and in Pedagogy at the Malta University.
Since 1994 he has worked as a freelance designer and teaching Art and Graphical Communication. He is also a member of the International Council of Museums (UNESCO). His artworks are exhibited around Europe and elsewhere in private and public collections.
In November 2018 Anthony was awarded and honoured an Academy award by The Academy of fine Arts “Leonardo da Vinci” of Ficarra, Messina, Italy.
At present he is the Head of Department for Art and Graphical Communication at the Secretariat for Catholic Education, Floriana Malta.