THE SPACE

In 1914, APS Bank moved its headquarters and members’ club from Palazzo Caraffa on St. Christopher Street in Valletta, to a more centrally located space in the capital city on St. Paul Street. The building would come to be known as APS House, and the bank occupied the premises until the early 21st century, when it relocated to Republic Street.   

In 2021, APS entered into an agreement with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti to transform their old headquarters into a state-of-the-art gallery which would house the Victor Pasmore collection. The gallery cares for a permanent collection of Pasmore’s work, and also has an active programme of temporary exhibitions showcasing the work of Malta’s most significant 20th-century artists. Ultimately, the Gallery aims to research, promote and display the important cultural legacy that Pasmore had on Malta along with that of his Maltese contemporaries. 

The space is now open, with its first exhibition titled IN SEARCH OF LINE.

 

The VP Gallery was restored and renovated with the generous financial assistance of The Malta Airport Foundation.

Images:

Esprit Barthet, Rooftops, 1969, Oil on canvas, 81 x 102cm (Private Collection, Malta / Photo: Peter Bartolo Parnis).

J. Pace Ross, APS House, St. Paul’s Street, Valletta, 1993, Watercolour on paper.