Contemporary Art in Malta

With the opening (in October 2024) of the upcoming Malta International Contemporary Art Space (MICAS) and the first inaugural edition of the Malta Art Biennale in 2024, the cultural and creative Maltese scene is one to watch. The thriving art scene in Malta extends beyond museums, flourishing in its numerous galleries scattered across the island. Malta has a rich history of art that spans centuries, and the island’s many museums, galleries, and cathedrals offer a wealth of opportunities for art lovers to explore and discover.

Art Lovers - The Snop House

From the showrooms / ateliers of artists established in Malta to museums and art galleries, there is something to enjoy on this picturesque island for art lovers of all stripes. Because art is in the DNA of the creation of The Snop House Senglea, below is an exhaustive (we hope so) list of the must-see places to add to your itinerary to experience the best of Malta’s art scene.

Malta International Contemporary Art Space (MICAS).

Scheduled to open in October 2024, the MICAS artistic program will focus on contemporary art and culture, both globally and locally, to present a program of world class exhibitions from acclaimed artists.
Triq Joseph J. Mangion, Floriana /

National Museum of Art (MUZA).

The museum’s collection includes a wide range of styles and periods, including Baroque, Renaissance, and modern art, featuring works by famous Maltese artists.
Auberge d’Italie, Valletta /

Spazju Kreattiv.

The exhibitions and installations are always innovative and thought-provoking, providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. It’s a great way to see a fresh perspective on modern art.
St James Cavalier, Valletta /

Pincemin painting in the Snop House stair case



Art by the Seaside

Unique space for emerging, established and international artists to showcase their artworks in a homely environment with a slick setting.
Triq il-Mina Tax-Xatt, Senglea /


Little art gallery in Victoria (Gozo) organizing regular artist solo-showcasing through a dynamic temporary exhibition program that runs throughout the year.
Library street, Victoria, Gozo /


Presents groundbreaking art, avant-garde, ironic and provocative in the Maltese Islands through a mix of philosophy, music, poetry, literature to challenge new ways of creating, understanding, and expressing the so-called “reality”.
Triq Anguis de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo /

Art Sweven

Teamed up with ‘Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq’ at New Life Bar, the gallery welcomes contemporary visual art in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and installation.
Church Square, Mqabba /


This forward-looking gallery embraces innovative approaches to art and sculpture and features contemporary pieces by both established and emerging artists. The gallery is known for its focus on cutting-edge art and is a great place to discover new talents.
Santa Lucia Street, Valletta /

Christine X Gallery

Small -curated gallery featuring a rotation of works twice a month with the aim to create a complete and stimulating artistic experience for its visitors.
Tigne street, Sliema /

Lily Agius Gallery

A nomad contemporary fine art gallery presenting exhibitions by emerging and established artists.
Triq San Tuma, Floriana /

Sculpture by Austin Camilleri, photographed by Cyrl Sancereau at the Snop House

R Gallery

Built as a British military hostel at the turn of the 20th century, the art nouveau edifice has been transformed from a place of sanctuary for soldiers into a spacious host for bold contemporary art.
Tigne street, Sliema /

Rudy Buhler Art

Little art gallery in the seaside village of Marsaskala organizing regular exhibitions. During the summer, the gallery hosts an outdoors exhibition of local artists along the town’s popular waterside promenade.
Triq Is-Salini, Marsaskala/

Studio 104

Contemporary art space and working art studio, exhibiting a wide range of contempary art, including audiovisual and installation art.
St Lucy Street, Valletta /

Valletta Contemporary

Housed within a 400-year-old former warehouse, this art gallery is showcasing the work of influential local and international contemporary artists through a dynamic temporary exhibition program that runs throughout the year.
East Street, Valletta /

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