Art In Malta

The Maltese islands have a long line of artists who left their mark within the local heritage, a true testament to the islands’ rich history. Standing in front of a work of art, one can experience the artist’s subconscious, manifesting itself through the magnificent pieces created. Looking back throughout history, one can see a shift in styles and mediums, which the contemporary artist manipulates to continue envisioning and conceiving. 

Art needs to be experienced in person to be truly appreciated, and we have selected some spaces where you can visit the hottest exhibitions the island has to offer.


This visual arts project was conceived back in 2018 as part of the ‘Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture’ project. The art collection is grouped into four main themes, where contemporary and classical works are displayed together, complementing each other. This prestigious collection can be appreciated at the Auberge d’Italie, a building dating back to the Order of the Knights of St. John. It has been lately restored to its original splendor after over 500 years of history.

Auberge D’Italie, Merchant Street, Valletta VLT 1170
Tel: +356 21 220 006

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Spazju Kreattiv

Spazju Kreattiv is a culmination of creative arts and cultural events taking place around the Maltese islands, with the main venue being St. James Cavalier in Valletta. They represent the whole gamut of artistic expression, from visual to performance, while hosting a community-based artist-in-residence program to develop Malta’s creative scene by fostering encounters and exchanges between artists, communities, and environments. With an extensive calendar of events, Spazju Kreattiv ensures intriguing and engaging events all year round.

Spazju Kreattiv, Pjazza Kastilja, Valletta, VLT 1030 – Malta
Tel: +356 2122 3200

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Blitz is a project space, exhibition gallery, and an in-house artist residency founded by Alexandra Pace in 2013. This contemporary art space is located in a quintessential Valletta townhouse that has been undergoing renovations. Blitz has been vital to the contemporary art scene through exhibitions, conferences, and workshops. They collaborate with prestigious international art universities and welcome artists from all around Europe through their art exchange program. Through their comprehensive partnerships, Blitz is becoming notable in creating a place for the Maltese art scene in the international art community.

Blitz, 68 St Lucia Street, Valletta VLT1181

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Valletta Contemporary

Valletta Contemporary is an exhibition space located in a 400-year-old former warehouse in Valletta. This project showcases contemporary artists who experiment with various media and techniques in creating compelling, innovative works. These established and emerging artists are given exposure through a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Valletta Contemporary collaborates with local and international institutions and implements outreach programs together with knowledge sharing activities.

15, 16, 17, Triq Lvant (East Street), Valletta, VLT1253, Malta
Tel: +356 21241667

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Christine X Art Gallery

Christine X Art Gallery (open since 2004) is situated in the heart of the shopping central Sliema. The medium-sized gallery space serves as a commercial art gallery with works by both local and foreign artists, upcoming and established. They also help in finding out the right artworks for any kind of project. ‘Paperworks Gallery’; a contemporary art on paper and original intaglio prints section has also recently been added. Occasional shows and exhibitions are also held in this space.

17, Tigne Street, Sliema, Malta SLM 3141
Tel: +356 21316708

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Lily Agius Gallery

Lily Agius Gallery, founded in Malta in 2011, has nurtured the careers of rising artists and exhibits established Maltese and international artists of all mediums. Lily Agius also produces the only art and design publication in Malta called Artpaper, established in 2018, discussing global issues and ideas and promoting local and international artists and exhibitions.

54 Cathedral Street, Sliema, Malta
Tel: +356 99292488

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