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


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Madeleine Gera exhibition closes

The Madeleine Gera exhibition titled ‘Twilight’ closed on Saturday 16 January 2021 after an extension of 2 days to the original one-week run (4-14 Jan). The exhibition, which was curated by Marika Azzopardi, was very well-received by both public and critics alike and we would love to host Madeleine again in the future!

In the meantime here’s what our Art Galleries looked like adorned with Gera’s beautiful works… (click on the images for enlarged versions)

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Madeleine Gera exhibition extended!

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Madeleine Gera exhibition opens tomorrow!


Madeleine Gera solo exhibition to open at the MSA

Celebrated local artist to exhibit 25 paintings in her solo exhibition at the Malta Society of Arts’ seat Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta for one week only

One of Malta’s top figurative artists Madeleine Gera will be holding a solo exhibition titled ‘Twilight’ at the Malta Society of Arts’ (MSA) seat Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta between the 7 and 14 January 2021. This first exhibition for the 2021 calendar of the state-of-the-art Galleries of the MSA will showcase 25 paintings by Gera.

A number of these oil paintings were created during the artist’s time in lockdown since March. The pandemic brought along with it the unexpected gift of time, which Gera used wisely to change plans, re-focus and create as much as she could. As a consequence, the exhibition will feature a variety of works depicting places and people viewed or re-viewed under lockdown, such as seaside scenes, gardens, markets, cafés, and interiors.

Following her last public show in 2019 at The Malta Postal Museum, where she had presented a collection of fine drawings, mainly nudes and portraits, Gera will now be exhibiting a selection of colourful oils inspired by the new situation which she found herself in due to the virus, with very few people out and about, coupled with new feelings and emotions brought on by the whole situation. The paintings will be a welcome sight for connoisseurs, who will be able to experience a different facet of this talented artist.

Some of Gera’s favourite pieces to be exhibited depict the Manoel Theatre and various characters from operas, reflecting her love for theatre and music: “All my paintings have their own story and it’s hard to pick some over others. However, I listen to operatic music when I’m working and this has brought forth portraits of three characters from operas which I’ve grown quite attached to: Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva and Carmen.”

Reflecting on her work as curator of this exhibition, Marika Azzopardi remarked: “My role as curator of Madeleine Gera’s solo exhibition has not just been your average curatorial experience, but one tinted with an experience of discovery. Gera’s works are incredibly suggestive of a deep sense of observation and introspection. Her choice of palette is delicate, determined and refined, and each painting is an experience unto itself.”

The exhibition will be open for one week only and art aficionados are encouraged to make the most of this short time. Entrance is free, subject to the Covid-19 safety measures being adopted by the Malta Society of Arts, including the use of masks and hand sanitisers, as well as the checking of temperatures, in order to safeguard all visitors.

‘Twilight’ by Madeleine Gera can be visited between 7-14 January 2021 from Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturdays 9am to 2pm. Entrance is free subject to Covid-19 safety measures.For more information about Madeleine Gera please visit For more details about the exhibition please visit or

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Catherine Cavallo exhibition closes today!


Catherine Cavallo’s exhibition ‘Serenity and Upheaval’ closes today at 7pm. This is your last chance to see this artist’s gorgeous work at our Art Galleries at Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta.

We’re open till 7pm and entrance is free, subject to Covid-19 safety measures.

Thank you Catherine for such a great show which was loved by critics and the public alike. Big well done! We hope to have you back soon.

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Catherine Cavallo exhibition now open!

Catherine Cavallo’s exhibition ‘Serenity & Upheaval’ opened last Thursday 3 December 2020 and will remain open till the 23 December 2020. The exhibition is receiving great reviews both from the art experts as well as from the general public. For more info visit:

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays 09.00hrs – 19.00hrs
Saturdays 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays (including the public holidays of the 8 and 13 December)

Entrance is free, subject to Covid-19 measures

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Photographic Society exhibition is now open!

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The Malta Photographic Society Exhibition is now open!

Dates: 6 to 26 November 2020

Venue: Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta


Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 09.00hrs – 19.00hrs
Saturday 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs

Entrance is free subject to Covid-19 health measures

Malta’s yearly exhibition of the best photographic works by local photographers, organised by the Malta Photographic Society.

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New schedule of courses announced!

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Applications are now open for 54 courses in visual, applied and performing arts to start in January 2021 at Palazzo de La Salle while adhering to Covid-19 health measures.

All details can be found here:

You can download the Application Form here: 

For more information and any questions about our courses, please email or call us on 21244339 / 21244400. You can also visit 

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NEWS! Call for Artists!

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Interested in exhibiting at our Art Galleries in 2022? 

The Malta Society of Arts has just launched an open call inviting artists and curators interested in exhibiting at our state-of-the-art Galleries at Palazzo de La Salle in 2022!

  • Application forms and guidelines may be downloaded from under ‘Application Form for Exhibitions’ and ‘Exhibitions Applications Guidelines’ respectively.
  • Applicants are encouraged to visit the Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle. These visits will be held according to the current Covid-19 safety measures being applied by the MSA.
  • All applications will be processed by the MSA’s Visual Arts Advisory Board, according to specific artistic and logistical criteria. 
  • The MSA will notify the outcome to the artists/curators in February 2021.
  • Applications are to be submitted by hand or by post to Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta.
  • All applications should arrive by not later than Monday 14 December 2020.
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Courses at MSA resume

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Art courses resume at MSA

All art courses at the Malta Society of Arts which were put on hold in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic have now resumed from the 15 October 2020

Back in March, the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) was hosting around 25 different courses in the visual, applied and performing arts. All courses had to be put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, they have now resumed from Thursday 15 October 2020 according to the same time-table. Students who were attending these popular courses in March can look forward to re-starting their classes, albeit with new Covid-19 safety protocols, including social distancing.

New courses will start at the beginning of the new year, in early 2021. The list of courses which will be on offer and their schedule will be published in November on the Malta Society of Arts’ website and Facebook Page.

For more information and any questions about MSA’s courses, please email You can also visit or

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