Join us for an engaging discussion between two multidisciplinary artistic practitioners with extensive backgrounds in exploring the human psyche through creative means, as they delve into self-care and their work through their personal experiences.

During this open conversation, the speakers will be  exploring the notion of self-care through themes such balancing between personal needs and demands from one's artistic practice, the shifting nature of care for the self and its relation to one's artistic community as well as the art of listening to your inner voice in tandem with your surrounding environment as part of one's artistic and human self-development. What methods and strategies can be adopted to enhance one's physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing while engaging in forms of creativity as an artist?


Ruth Borg 

Ruth Borg (1994, Malta) is a movement artist based in Amsterdam. She works works mainly in theatre, performance and film.

In these mediums she finds herself in various shapes as maker, performer, writer, singer, advisor and facilitator. Her main fascination as a creator is the interplay between the domestic and the body and everything that lies underexposed or suppressed there. So you might find her creating and performing in a kitchen, a shower, a toilet or in some mock-up living room. Her work is often characterized by strong images and a piercing presence that often paves way to a trembling physicality.

Ruth has performed locally and internationally and is always curious to new artistic landscapes.

In 2015 she graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Theatre Studies from the University of Malta and in July of this year she graduated with a B.A in Mime from the University of Arts in Amsterdam. Photo by Lisa Attard.



Nicole Bugeja 

Nicole Bugeja is a public speaking and performance coach, a theatre performer and artistic director, and an academic researcher and tutor. She coaches skills ranging from confidence building for public presentation, to healthy communication and team building. Since 2003 she has trained theatre with Icarus Performance Project (Malta), and has also practised with international theatre masters including in Italy, Poland and Sweden.

In 2013, she graduated with a PhD focused on Actor Training. Having recently returned from the UK where she was Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Chester, she now runs her practice of Coaching in Public Speaking and Performance. She collaborates with a vibrant network of practitioners and complements her practice through her role as Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the University of Malta, where she keeps researching confidence building and mind training for creative flow. Photo by Tümer Gençtürk. 

The event will be held on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 18:30 at Fort St. Elmo, Valletta. Book your place here.

Kindly note that due to Covid-19 restrictions this event is limited to 20 people.