Welcome to the online virtual tour of the Victor Pasmore Gallery, FPM's unique gallery dedicated to one of Britain's foremost abstract art pioneers - Victor Pasmore (1908-1998). The collection covers a wide a range of Pasmore's creations and preferred media, including drawings, reliefs, spray paintings, constructions, prints and composite works. Though not all produced in Malta, the works on display are largely representative of Pasmore's artistic practice following his move to the island in 1966, and also exhibit a greater sensitivity and interest in light, colour and myth. The gallery also stages temporary exhibitions related in some way or another with Victor Pasmore and his work.
The gallery, originally a ‘polverista’, or gunpowder magazine, was built during the construction of the outer fortification walls of Valletta in the 1640s, and was later rebuilt during the British period. In more recent years, the inner barrel-vaulted room was restored and converted into a permanent exhibition space following a collaborative agreement between The Central Bank of Malta and The Victor Pasmore Foundation and was officially opened to the public on the 3rd of November 2014. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the gallery has been closed until further notice.
Listen to our series of short episodes exploring Pasmore's various interests, from figurative to abstract art, architecture and urban planning, music, myth, poetry, nature, and more.