6 Art Galleries In Malta You Absolutely Need To Visit
by Chiara Micallef
Art plays an essential role in our lives — so whether you are looking for an iconic piece to purchase, or you would love to explore Malta’s art galleries for wonderful gems and treasures, on this list you can find an assemblage of amazing art spaces. The galleries on this list range from colourful historical buildings to contemporary spaces. Here are six charming art galleries in Malta that you need to visit.
1. Valletta Contemporary
Valletta Contemporary is an independent gallery housed within a former 400-year-old warehouse in the lower east end of Valletta. The building’s aesthetics combined with the exhibited pieces provide a holistic bearing that transforms the space itself into a work of art.
2. Palazzo de La Salle
Palazzo de La Salle is run by the Malta Society of Arts and regularly houses exhibitions by both local and foreign artists. This Palazzo is worth a visit not only due to the pieces it hosts but also for its majestic beauty and opulence. The palace was built in the late 16th century and was home to the Knights of St John for decades.
Arthall is situated in Rabat, Gozo which focuses on promoting contemporary and modern works by local and international artists. At Arthall, you can find a myriad of works by renowned artists such as Sergio Muscat, Penny Foster, Vince Briffa and Victor Agius.
4. Christine X Art Gallery
This Sliema-based gallery opened its doors in 2004 and is a one-stop shop for anyone who is looking for unique multi-media arts. At Christine X Art Gallery you can find anything from photography, etchings, ink drawings and sculptures The gallery also has a dedicated section for printmaking, drawing and darkroom photography.
5. The Mill
The Mill was founded by the revered Gabriel Caruana in 1990 and has since housed a multitude of breathtaking artworks. Nowadays, the Mill is a prominent arts, cultural and crafts centre that regularly hosts contemporary works, educational talks, workshops and exhibitions.
6. Studio 104
Studio 104 is a fine art space and working studio that houses a wide range of contemporary works in Valletta. What makes Studio 104 really stand out however, is the fact that it also hosts a range of installation and audiovisual works.