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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Committee of the MSA 2019 – 2020

 The Malta Society of Arts would like to announce that, following the meeting that took place on Monday 1 April 2019, the structure of the MSA Committee  for 2019-2020 will be as follows:

 Arch. Adrian Mamo

 Mr Roderick Camilleri

 Mr Stephen Sant’Angelo
Hon. Secretary

 Ms Dorothy Meli
Hon. Treasurer

Mrs Margaret Farrugia

Mr Joseph J. Mifsud

Arch. Ms Elisa-Anne Tonna

Mr Anthony Patrick Vella

Mr Norman Cristina
Govt. Representative

 Mr Joe Scerri


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‘Arja’ exhibition now open!

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On Thursday 4 April, Finnish-Maltese artist Arja Nukarinen-Callus opened her new, self-titled exhibition ‘Arja’ within the art galleries of Palazzo de La Salle to a good audience.

Francesca Balzan gave an interesting speech to mark the exhibition’s official opening. For more details of the exhibition, please visit 

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‘Rotot’ Seminar, Blockchain event and closing of Ritty Tacsum show

Busy week at the Malta Society of Arts!

Tomorrow Wednesday 27 March, we are hosting the seminar ‘Rotot’ organised by Inizjamed:

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rotot-square posterThursday 28 March we are hosting ‘Blockchain for Beginners’ at 6pm.

Blockchain for beginners - Poster (1)Thursday is also the last day of Ritty Tacsum’s exhibition ‘Where I Lay Down’ and there is a closing event happening till 9pm:

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Piano concert this Friday!



Concert Hall, Palazzo de La Salle

Friday 22 March 2019


€10 Donation at the door

 Booking by email:

Ouverture “La gazza ladra” / “L’italiana in Algeri”/ “Guglielmo Tell” Duetto buffo di due gatti / Figaro’s dream / Rossiniana / Tarantella Variations on la “Petite Messe Solennelle”

The Rossini Variations is an amusing homage to the genius of the great composer with a piano repertoire that spans from the most famous pieces to the “musicological” ones.

In addition to the piano transcriptions made by Mario Mariani, who coincidentally was born in Pesaro, the same city of Gioacchino Rossini,  there will be many variations and improvisations to highlight the sparkling spirit of Rossini, remembering him, in particular in the 150th anniversary of his death.

Mario Mariani creatively develops what he calls a ‘prepared piano’ practice, enriching it with a theatrical and expressive manner, imagining the piano as a multitude of instruments, as an orchestra.

More info on 

The concert is being held in cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture in Malta.







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Notification – MSA Annual General Meeting 2019

Poster for AGM 2019

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New exhibition coming up! Plus Women’s Day Concert this Friday…

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This Thursday 7 March 2019, we will host the official opening of the exhibition ‘Where I Lay Down’ by Ritty Tacsum. The private event will launch the show, which will then be open to the general public from Friday 8 March to Thursday 28 March. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

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On Friday 8 March, we are hosting a Women’s Day Concert by the female choir Vox Dulcis Chorale. Tickets at €8 available from ticket hotline 99221013, by email or at the door.


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2 exhibitions currently on at Palazzo de La Salle

Only 2 more days to see James Vella Clark’s exhibition at the Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle! For details, visit the event page: 

Convergence - JVC - Photos Lisa Attard (1) Convergence - JVC - Photos Lisa Attard (25)

And the Filigree Masks exhibition by Kevin Attard is on in our Courtyard until the 5 March 2019. For more details visit the Facebook Page:


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Notification of election – March 2019

Notification of election



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Valentine’s Day concert – Kateriana Fenech

Kateriana Fenech

Kateriana Fenech

My Funny Valentine – Kateriana Fenech – Soprano

14th February 2019


Concert Hall, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta

Award-winning British soprano and vocal coach, Kateriana Fenech, sings an array of musical genres in this lovingly titled intimate vocal showcase.

With over two decades of experience, Kateriana has chosen some famous favourites by Bellini, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Gershwin, Porter to name a few. Pure voice and piano, delivering stripped back songs of desire, seduction, heartbreak and unadulterated devotion!

Maltese pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa accompanies Kateriana on our beautiful Steinway grand piano.

Tickets including a drinks reception: €15

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CONVERGENCE Exhibition now open!

James Vella Clark’s exhibition ‘CONVERGENCE’ is now open to the public until the 28 February at the Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta. 

Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 19:00hrs

Saturday 09:00 to 13:30hrs

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

Here’s what Vella Clark had to say about his exhibition:

“My ‘abstract’ works are a direct product of the way my landscapes kept becoming more abstract. Consequently, they put me on a path where I also felt more comfortable testing the limits of how abstract these same landscapes could become, whilst remaining faithful to what I wanted to say.”

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

The MSA is proud to be hosting ‘Convergence’. In a Facebook post, Vella Clark thanked many people who helped him in the run-up to the opening:

“I would like to thank all those of you who made it to the opening of ‘Convergence’ yesterday. It was overwhelming seeing so many of you there! Thank you! It made it all even more special. A big THANK YOU goes to the Malta Society of Arts and Adrian Mamo for the impeccable venue and their professional support, particularly Joe Scerri and his team, Anthony Galea for all the design work related to the exhibition, Jason Greenaway for the frames, Stef Mizzi for the photography of some of the larger works, Lisa Attard for the photography on the night, DV Trading wine sellers for the exceptional wine, Fino and ARQ Group for their logistical support. The exhibition is on for all of February and over the coming days, I will be hosting another evening specifically for all of you who would have liked to be there but for some reason, couldn’t. You were missed. Thank you!”

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photos by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

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