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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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LCM Graduation Ceremony 2017

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Aerial view of all the London College of Music Examinations Graduates.

On the 20 December 2017, the Malta Society of Arts held a Graduation Ceremony for the 50 music students who obtained their Diplomas with the London College of Music Examinations in the Practical and Theory sections.
 
The evening started out with a few selected students playing their chosen pieces on the new Steinway piano to a delighted audience, which was followed by the handing out of the Diploma certificates by MSA President Arch. Adrian Mamo.
 
We would like to congratulate all the students for their efforts and commitment. The tutors from LCM remark repeatedly that the level of local students is very high and we are proud to be the LCM’s representatives on our islands.

MSA would like to thank its team member Rosette Vella for her impeccable work coordinating the LCM examinations.

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MSA President Arch. Adrian Mamo giving a short speech before handing out the Diploma certificates.

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Student Chantal Mangion performing “Berceuse in D flat Major, Op.57” by Frederic Chopin.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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The President, Members of the Committee, Manager and staff of the Malta Society of Arts would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year full of creative and artistic adventures!

We’d also like to remind you that our offices will now be closed until the 2 January. We’ll re-open to the public on the 3 January 2018.

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Inauguration Ceremony – 29 November 2017

The Malta Society of Arts officially inaugurated the renovated Upper Floor of Palazzo de La Salle on Wednesday 29 November 2017 with a piano concert. The newly-renovated spaces include the Concert Hall, the Art Galleries and a Conference Room.

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Renovation works at Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta started in June 2016, and after eighteen months of intense and difficult works, the final result was unveiled a few weeks ago with a piano concert. This was followed by an Open Day on Friday 1 December, where Members of the MSA and the general public were shown around the premises and given details of the works and the cultural events which are already transforming the Art Galleries and the Concert Hall of Palazzo de La Salle into a hot cultural hub.

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_053The inauguration ceremony was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018 Hon. Dr Deo Debattista, who was shown around the exhibition iMprint III by the President of the Malta Society of Arts Arch. Adrian Mamo.

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Maltese pianist Maureen Galea unveiled the brand new Steinway piano which has recently been acquired by the Malta Society of Arts as part of its renovation process, playing pieces by Grieg, Charles Camilleri, Kaprálová, Beethoven, Suk and Tomášek. The programme was curated by Michelle Castelletti who commented she chose “works that were performed here for the London College of Music piano examinations and diplomas, patriotic pride, all the various associations of a ‘cantilena’, and compositions which have been used to inspire painting (in both improvised live painting sessions, as well as in the studio).”

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For more information about the Malta Society of Arts, please visit artsmalta.org

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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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