A National Art Gallery was something the local arts fraternity had dreamed of, ever since the formation of the Calpe Arts Society in 1954. The current Government of Gibraltar made a commitment to this, with the Gallery becoming a reality in June 2015. The Mario Finlayson National Gallery can be found in the historic City Hall, a building which also houses the Mayor’s Parlour, and is dedicated to renowned local artists Gustavo Bacarisas, Jacobo Azagury, Rudesindo Mannia and Leni Mifsud.
The National Gallery offers an insight into life in Gibraltar in a by-gone era, here you can learn how artists were influenced and inspired by the world around them with works dating back to the early 1900’s. The Gallery contains work of local artists Jacobo Azagury, Leni Mifsud, Rudesindo Mannia and Gustavo Bacarisas, and also shows some of the work of prolific artist Mario Finlayson, the man who campaigned and was responsible for the creation of a National Gallery. This was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo QC in 2015, who paid tribute to the work of Mario Finlayson by naming the Gallery in his honour.
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