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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Courses to resume on Monday 12 April 2021

Notice 9 April 2021

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2021 Annual General Meeting happening on ZOOM

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Anna Calleja exhibition postponed

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Notice 11 March 2021

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HOMEBOUND by Anna Calleja is open!

Today Thursday 4 March 2021 we opened ‘HOMEBOUND’, an exhibition of paintings by Anna Calleja. You can visit the show until the 25 March 2021 at our Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08.00hrs – 19.00hrs, Saturday 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs and closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Entrance is free, subject to Covid-19 measures.

Anna Calleja, Comfort Zone, oil on panel, 30x40cm, 2020

Anna Calleja, Fate, oil on panel, 30x40cm, 2020 Anna Calleja, Lucia and Nina Sleeping, oil on canvas, 40x40cm, 2020 Anna Calleja, Reflection in Mirror, oil on canvas, 20x25cm, 2020


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Our next exhibition announced!

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Exhibition by Anna Calleja

Dates: 4 to 25 March 2021

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

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 08.00hrs – 19.00hrs
Saturday 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Entrance is free
Subject to Covid-19 measures

For more info visit

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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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