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Art and Feminism (stylized as Art+Feminism) is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists.

A Malta edition was introduced by Alexandra Pace and Nicole Bearman at Blitz in Valletta in 2018, with support from Wikimedia Community Malta who integrated it into the annual Wiki Loves Art initiative.

In 2019, WCM made Art+Feminism an integral part of its annual Wiki Loves Art activities. See Wiki Loves Art 2019 for full details. The 2020 edition was the most substantial to date, from a quantity perspective, as the events took place just a few days before the Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced. In 2021, we made up for quantity with quality, focusing on preparing at least one Wikipedia article from Art+Feminism for translation during CEE Spring.

From 2022, Art+Feminism in Malta became integrated into Feminism & Folklore. There's also an information page about this on the Maltese-language Wikipedia.


Work on Art+Feminism & Folklore in 2023 included extensive engagement with University of Malta students on the MA in Translation Studies.

Previous editions


In 2022, Art+Feminism in Malta has been integrated into Feminism & Folklore.

Live online edit-a-thons every Thursday at 6pm throughout February and March.

CLICK HERE to join the live edit-a-thon on these dates and times.

Face-to-face all-day event at the Valletta Design Cluster on Saturday 5th March 2022.

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The 2021 edition of the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon returned to forming part of a broader Wiki Loves Art initiative. The broader focus revolved around Wikipedia 20, with particular attention to notable Valletta-born women in the arts. Special attention was given to the pianists wikipedia:Bice Mizzi Vassallo and wikipedia:Cynthia Turner.

Art+Feminism 2021 edit-a-thons took place online on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 4 March 2021 at 6pm CET
  • Monday 8 March 2021 at 6pm CET

Dashboard Art and Feminism in Malta 2021


The 2020 edition of Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Malta yielded the largest number of Wikipedia contributions since the project started being held locally three years ago. Two sessions were held and new articles created on the English language Wikipedia about Debbie Caruana Dingli and Anna Grima. Both artists are featured in the Art+Feminism at Spazju Kreattiv.

Pages about Maria de Dominici and Jean Busuttil Zaleski were also created on the Maltese-language Wikipedija from work done in previous editions of Art+Feminism. Maria de Dominici is the first known Maltese woman artist, who was active during the baroque period, while 2020 marks Zaleski's 100th birthday and 10 years since her passing.

Other articles produced or improved during the 2020 Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Malta include the 19th-century photographer Adelaide Conroy, award-winning writer [[wikipedia:Loranne Vella|Loranne Vella], as well as the Malta Jazz Festival, where three women artists painted regularly for many years.

Workshops and edit-a-thons

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7+8 February 2020 - Art+Feminism 2020 in Malta

Venue: Spazju Kreattiv - Valletta

  • 7 February: 5pm to 7pm - Wikipedia Editing Workshop (learn to edit Wikipedia and/or improve your editing skills)
  • 8 February: 10am to 4pm - Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
6+7 March 2020 - Art+Feminism 2020 in Malta

Venue: MUŻA - Valletta:*

  • 6 March: 5pm to 7pm - Wikipedia Editing Workshop (learn to edit Wikipedia and/or improve your editing skills)
  • 7 March: 10am to 4pm - Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

NOTE: you only need to do two things to participate fully in either of the Wikipedia editing workshops and edit-a-thons:

  1. CREATE A WIKIPEDIA USER ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)
  2. Bring a laptop or wifi-enabled tablet device with you, if you have one

If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here or here.

If you really want to get ahead of the curve, see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information.

Goal for these sessions: to create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta, especially ones involved in the associated exhibitions.

Main Articles Created or Improved in 2020


A+F 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv

Curated by Toni Sant

  • 7 February - 5 April 2020
- Mirjana Batinić
- Debbie Caruana Dingli
- Oksana Chepelyk
- Therese Debono
- Emma Fsadni
- Anna Grima
- Gloria Oyarzabal
- Enrique Tabone

Strangers in a Strange Land at MUŻA

Curated by Margerita Pule

  • 14 February - 8 March 2020:
- Barumbara
- Charlene Galea
- Roxman Gatt
- Letta Shtohryn

Jean Zaleski Centenary Celebration at Spazju Kreattiv

  • 5 March - 10 May 2020

Privat at The Mill (Gabriel Caruana Foundation)

Curated by Raffaella Zammit

  • 8 - 25 March 2020

Artist: Charlene Galea

See also


Workshop and edit-a-thon

  • 8-9 March 2019: Art and Feminism 2019 in Malta
Goal for this session: To create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta.

Targeted content


Friday 8 March

Light refreshments will be provided

Presentations by Nadette Xuereb, Caroline Tonna, Letta Shtohryn, Andrew Pace and Dr Tracy Prince.

3:30pm Start
6:30pm Session ends
Saturday 9 March
10:00am Start
11:00am Artistic Director's tour of the exhibition (20 mins)
12:30pm Lunch break (30 mins)
4:00pm Session ends


Wikipedia articles created during this event

Wikipedia articles edited during this event


See also