Mapping the islands – Galleries

MALTA CONTEMPORARY ART was founded in 2008 in Malta, as a geographically specific contemporary art project by artist and curator Mark Mangion. Between 2008 and 2017 it established itself as the foremost forum for contemporary art in Malta, collaborating with over 100 artists and other professionals in over 20 exhibitions, projects and events.

BLITZ is an independent, not-for-profit, project space which supports experimental and radical arts practice in all its forms. Blitz is a space to develop ideas, build relationships and nurture creative talent. Blitz operates within a four-level, 400-year-old Valletta townhouse, which has been repurposed into a site for residencies, exhibitions and education, and a social space for the creative and the curious. Blitz is a curated space with a focus on contemporary existence, its constant state of flux, and the ubiquitous presence of digital culture. Our mission is to work closely with artists, curators, writers and researchers who are articulating these trends through cross-media and trans-disciplinary practice. In developing a sustainable independent art space, Blitz programmes seek to engage new audiences in contemporary arts. Blitz aims to break down all barriers to the the enjoyment of contemporary art, engendering a culture which recognises the the positive effects of being culturally active for individuals, communities, and society at large.

SO Galerie is a new art gallery committed to showcase the very best in International art and in providing investment and leasing opportunities to the serious art collector. 

Il-Forn Art Gallery – it’s a place where mysterious past and history mix with colorful, funky artworks. It is running as an Art Gallery & Wine Bar since 2002 till 2016. The layout on the building is impressive, approx 400 sqm, 2 separate levels with huge indoor courtyard. The rooms are funky, with thousands of painting by the artist and owner, Clemens Hasengschwandtner, one of the most well-known artists in Malta.

Last touch Gallery – Located centrally in Mosta, Malta, Gallery Last Touch is a an artist-run art gallery specialising in contemporary local and international art. As a space, the gallery lends itself beautifully in showcasing works of diverse nature, from the traditional to the more experimental. The Gallery is constantly showcasing various works and hosts a number of art-related exhibition and events.

Lily Agius Gallery – Gallerist Lily Agius was born and raised in London, but moved to Malta in 2001. Her broad international perspective has seen her gallery become a crucial node in the Maltese – international art dialogue. While the gallery is committed to raising the profile of Maltese-born artists – something clearly evident in its roll call of homegrown talent – their work sits amidst work from rising international artists, ensuring the conversation flows both ways.

Studio 104 – This innovative space in Malta’s capital runs educational workshops as well as cutting edge exhibitions that feature audiovisual and installation work alongside wall-mounted pieces.

Christine X – If you want to purchase a piece of contemporary Maltese art, the Christine X gallery in Sliema is a good starting point. This small commercial gallery was established in 2004 and shows work by both local and international artists. While the style of the artworks varies, colour and expressionism are the dominant trends.

Gallery Marcoux – it describes itself as ” Your Access to Contemporary Art & Exhibitions” and “it’s all about Contemporary art for us, never stopping always evolving” said Claude Camilleri, the curator.

Villa Gourgion is an art gallery showing the best in Maltese contemporary art. Going by the name of Gallery G, it is run by Karmen and Philip Grima, who have worked hard to restore the 17th century building, with its traditional Maltese villa architecture for the display of canvases. Gallery G, in Sir Ugo Mifsud Street, Lija open Mondays to Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. grimand@medzone.com.mt

The Victor Pasmore Gallery is an unique gallery dedicated to one of Britain’s foremost abstract art pioneers – Victor Pasmore (1908-1998). The gallery, once a gunpowder magazine, now houses a permanent collection of a range of Pasmore’s creations and preferred media, including drawings, reliefs, spray paintings, constructions, prints and composite works. Though not all produced in Malta, the works on display are largely representative of Pasmore’s artistic practice following his move to the island in 1966, and also exhibit a greater sensitivity and interest in light, colour and myth.

Marie Gallery 5 It is not just a retail art space, but a real gallery representation concept, where artists and art are at the center of it all. The passion for art and years of experience in the industry are the greatest force behind this project from which both the artists and general public shall benefit.

ALS Art Gallery is an art gallery in aid of ALS MALTA.

Galleria Cremona The gallery belongs to Marco Cremona, son and heir of Emvin Cremona – one of Malta’s pioneers of modern art. Mr Cremona has become an established artist who has won various accolades, awards, prestigious commissions over the years and has moreover exhibited his works internationally. (13, Triq tal-Muzew, Rabat, RBT 1210 Mob: 99 463 315)

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