Edwards Lowell – GreenRoom Valletta (Malta)
At the Rolex Boutique in Valletta, there is a stairwell that leads to a hidden space away from the hustle and bustle of the city, aptly named ‘The GreenRoom’. The name ‘green room’ is historically associated with showbiz, most commonly given to a backstage area where the talented performers wait before they go on stage. Why ‘green’? Synonymous with Rolex, the colour green permeates throughout the identity of the brand, an iconic shade that is instantly associated with the world’s most famous luxury watches. The Rolex GreenRoom will be a hidden gem in the heart of the city, exhibiting some of the most exceptional local and international art and design.
The name is also closely linked to the first exhibition which will be held in this space. For the launch of The GreenRoom, a collection of new works from internationally-renowned Maltese photographer Kurt Arrigo will be on display. His photographs were recently featured in the 2019 Oscars which were used as a background for the Rolex Green Room at the awards ceremony. The images were blown-up and displayed on the walls, giving the impression of actually being submerged in a fascinating underwater world once you entered the room.
Kurt, who is most famous for capturing sea-life like no other, says that this new collection highlights the relationship between humans and the ocean which covers more than two-thirds of our planet. Without it, we could not survive so we must strive to respect and protect it. The photographs capture a deep-sea world, in which few of us can ever experience.
The collection will be on display at the boutique from September 2019 which can be viewed by invitation or appointment at Rolex Boutique, Republic Street, Valletta.