Gallerija Libertà was officially inaugurated on Friday 24th March 2000 by his Excellency the President of the Republic, Professor Guido De Marco. The first works to be exhibited in Gallerija Liberta were those by sculptor Anton Agius, who was commissioned on a number of occassions to work on monuments of national importance, including the monument dedicated to the workers at Msida and the monument to commemorate the GWU's 50th anniversary erected at left corner of the facade of the Workers Memorial Building.
Why Gallerija Libertà?
Gallerija Libertà is situated in the center of the economic and cultural activity of Valletta and is well placed in the foyer of the Workers' Memorial Building, the headquarters of the General Workers' Union in South Street Valletta. Next to it one can find the Museum of Fine Arts while further up the street, there is the National Art Center at St.James Cavalier. Thus our Gallerija Liberta is well placed in the midst of a newly concentrated cultural activity in the capital city of Malta.
The gallery has adequate space and with its white-washed walls, professional boards and state of the art lighting equipment can accommodate most artistic media.
The management of Gallerija Libertà is inviting all established and prospective artists to make use of the space available. Thus don't hesitate to contact the management for further information or to book beforehand the space available. This will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Thus early booking is advised. The yearly calendar of the gallery begins and finishes in March of each year.
Gallerija Libertà offers its space free of charge to all artists residing in the Maltese islands as well as to other foreign artists. However, the curators of the gallery expects a donation of one of the exhibits to the Gallery. Also the exhibition would be marketed through the media and website of the GWU and features in the art pages of Union Press publications.