The beauty of Birgu is that while it is off-the-beaten-track, immersed within the authentic Maltese way of life, it is just a 5-minute sail across from the cultural heart of Valletta.
Bursting with events, our top Valletta pick for this month is Inigo Taylor's photographic exhibition 'On Malta' that is currently on display at Studio 87.
Born in England, Inigo Taylor spent countless of childhood summers in Gozo, acquiring a taste for the Mediterranean islands which would later echo in his photographic work. Having now lived in Malta for over a decade, his first solo exhibition 'On Malta' is a selection of photographs that form part of a larger body of work which Inigo started back in 2007.
Studio 87, founded by Justine Balzan Demajo, is a recently opened independent art space where old is submerged with the new. Historically, its structure was used as part of the many stores and stalls of the bustling market area down by the harbour and pixkerija in Valletta. It’s ethos focuses on showcasing widely known artists but more importantly on shedding new light and creating a platform for emerging local and international artists of different mediums, whilst always maintaining quality and aesthetic value.
Showcasing an alternative, direct and honest glimpse into the multi-faceted elements of Maltese identity within an authentic, historical space, this is an exhibition not to be missed.
'On Malta' at Studio 87 shall run until June 14, 2018. Liesse Hill, Valletta. Monday - Friday, 10am to 6pm.