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The Malta Society of Arts was established in 1852, and is Malta’s oldest institution for the promotion of the arts and crafts.

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Gold Medal Award 2017 – Charles ‘is-City’ Gatt

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, the Malta Society of Arts awarded the Gold Medal 2017 to Charles Gatt in recognition for his contribution to the arts. The private presentation was held at the newly-renovated Concert Hall of Palazzo de La Salle, held under the patronage of H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. The Dominic Galea Jazz Trio, who were joined onstage by Charles Gatt himself, accompanied the ceremony with their live music, playing mostly Charles Gatt’s own compositions.

For a short biography of Charles ‘is-City’ Gatt, visit: http://artsmalta.org/gold-medal-latest-awardee

You can read more about the Gold Medal Award here:http://artsmalta.org/awards

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H.E. President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca addressing the attendees with Charles Gatt pictured on the right and Arch. Adrian Mamo, President of the Malta Society of Arts, on the left

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H.E. President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca awarding the Gold Medal to Charles Gatt

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President of the Malta Society of Arts, Arch. Adrian Mamo during his opening speech, with the Dominic Galea Trio onstage.

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President of the Malta Society of Arts, Arch. Adrian Mamo during his opening speech with one of Charles Gatt’s own paintings in the background.

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MSA’s Open Day

Reminder for our OPEN DAY at Palazzo de La Salle tomorrow Friday 1 December!

Members of the MSA and the general public are invited to view the renovated Concert Hall and Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle tomorrow Friday 1 December from 10:30-12:30 and from 17:00-19:00.

Renovation works on the entire upper floor of Palazzo de La Salle started in June 2016 and after eighteen months of intense and difficult works, we are now very proud to be sharing the final result with our members and public.

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Opening of new Concert Hall and Art Galleries

We’re so excited about our beautiful new Concert Hall and Art Galleries!

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We’re applying the few final finishing touches, and then we’re ready to open officially with an Inauguration Ceremony later on this week.

Members of the MSA and the general public are invited to view the renovated Concert Hall and Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle this Friday 1 December from 10:30-12:30 and from 17:00-19:00.

Renovation works on the entire upper floor of Palazzo de La Salle started in June 2016 and after eighteen months of intense and difficult works, we are now very proud of the final result.

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iMprint III – Intaglio, a creative text

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Name: iMprint III – Intaglio, a creative text

Dates: 17 November – 9 December 2017

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30-19:00, Saturdays from 8:30-13:30

Free entrance.

iMprint III opened to the public on Thursday 16 November at our Palazzo de La Salle, with speeches from Curator Roderick Camilleri and Project Coordinator Jesmond Vassallo, in the presence of many of the participating artists.

The opening was very well attended by the public, whose comments were highly positive.

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iMprint is an annual exhibition promoting local and international artists working in original printmaking. This year’s edition is the first curated intaglio exhibition to feature established local and international artists, as well as the exhibiting original artworks by world-renowned artists such as Marc Chagall, Marino Marini, Victor Pasmore and Julian Trevelyan. Moreover, this year’s exhibition is giving special attention to and showcase the art works of Italian master etcher Gianfranco Ferroni.

The exhibition will remain open till the 9 December and the public is invited to visit.

Below are some of the works being exhibited.

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Human Matter opens Monday 30 October

‘Human Matter’ opens today Monday 30 October at 7.30pm at the Galleries of our Palazzo de La Salle.

General public viewing opens on Tuesday 31 October and goes on until 12 November.

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AMuSE deadline soon!

ATTENTION - The extended deadline for artists to apply for our Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences – AMUSE Project is in 2 days time, precisely Wednesday 25 October! Make sure you get in your filled in application form in time. Good luck to all applicants!

For more info, you can also visit the different pages on the AMuSE section here: artsmalta.org/amuse

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Opening of ‘Human Matter’ postponed

First of all, thank you so much for the many of you who turned up for the opening of ‘Human Matter’ last night! Due to a very last minute technical fault the opening had to be postponed to a later date, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The exhibition will remain closed for now, and we will inform you about a new opening night as soon as possible. But just remember, good things come to those who wait 

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Human Matter exhibition opening

Our first exhibition in the newly-renovated exhibition halls on the upper floor of the Palazzo de La Salle is opening on Thursday 19 October at 19:30.

For more detailed info about the participating artists, follow our Facebook event here.

Human Matter Poster-01Human Matter is a collective exhibition by established and emerging Maltese artists focusing on aspects of human existence. It seeks to explore facets and salient characteristics of ‘the Anthropocene’. The general focus emphasises existential aspects related to the human being and/or its surroundings. Artists will express their reflections and interpretations through the use of various media such as painting, sculpture, installation and video art. This varied spectrum of works and creative milieu of contemporary artistic research will also feature up and coming artists from the University of Malta. The exhibition will be inaugurating the newly refurbished Upper Galleries at Palazzo de la Salle.

Participants

Victor Agius
Caesar Attard
John Paul Azzopardi
Aaron Bezzina
Vince Briffa
Elisa Von Brockdorff
Kane Calì
Sabrina Calleja Jackson
Giola Cassar
Justin Falzon
Alexandra Pace
Paul Scerri
Joe Smith
Ritty Tacsum
Jesmond Vassallo
Raphael Vella
Robert Zahra
University of Malta – Department of Digital Arts & Faculty for the Built Environment

 Curators

Joe Philippe Abela
Roderick Camilleri
Elyse Tonna

 The exhibition launch will be held on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 19:30 at Palazzo de La Salle.

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Last few days to apply for our courses!

Here’s the full list of courses starting this Monday 2 October (zoom in for better readability). Call us on 21244400 or email on info@artsmalta.org for more info.

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Applications for AMuSE are now open!

The ‘Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences’ project of the Malta Society of Arts has just issued a call for applications for visual artists

Applications for artists interested in taking part in the Artistic Multi Sensorial Experiences project led by the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) are now available. Interested artists between the ages of 18-30 are invited to apply by not later than Tuesday 4 October 2017. The four selected local artists will have the opportunity to research multi-sensorial art over a period of two years together with fellow artists from the four participating countries. Moreover, they will be awarded a one-month artist residency in one of these partner countries, where their work will also be exhibited.

The total of 16 selected artists (four from every participating country – Malta, Italy and Lithuania) will be working together as a community to produce artwork providing new approaches to visual arts through the use of the senses.

Applicants are required to submit their application form (available at http://artsmalta.org/amuse-application-form) to info@artsmalta.org by not later than Tuesday 4 October 2017. The requirements include a motivation letter, a detailed proposal with images and text, six images of previous works with accompanying information, a Curriculum Vitae and any additional material, among other things.

AMuSE is the first international multidisciplinary art project led by a Maltese art institution, the Malta Society of Arts and co-funded by the European Commission. The project takes the form of a consortium comprising four partners: Malta Society of Arts (Malta), Terre dei Savoia Association (Italy), and Dusetos Culture Center (Lithuania). The project will explore multisensorial art, proposing new readings on European identity, cultural legacies, customs and idiosyncrasies.

The creative work produced will be exhibited by the hosting countries. The whole project will culminate in an exhibition to be held in 2019, at Palazzo de la Salle (Valletta), bringing together all the artwork created throughout the two-years of research and experimentation.

For more information, please visit the AMuSE Facebook page www.facebook.com/Artistic-Multi-Sensorial-Experiences-AMUSE-439761703051856and the Malta Society of Arts’ website http://artsmalta.org/amuse-project

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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