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Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq (the room upstairs) is a gallery space situated on the first floor of the iconic New Life Bar - a typical ħanut tat-te - located in the quaint village of Mqabba.

 

Renowned sculptor Antoine Farrugia, took over the New Life Bar from his father, the late Gaetano Farrugia, known to everyone as Gajtan, who ran the place for 50 years, serving the typical te fit-tazza, along with his legendary ftira, a typical Maltese bread filled with mouthwatering delights. 

 

Being so much involved in art, Antoine decided to transform a room upstairs into an exhibition space, teaming up with Art Sweven, led by Melanie Erixon, who will be dealing with the curatorial and administrative aspect of the gallery. Exhibitions by different artists will be held monthly.

 

New Life Bar, will continue serving in the tradition held so far, including complementary delicious food with quality drinks,  whilst also focusing on promoting culture, high-level art and gathering a community of art-lovers, along with Gajtan’s usuals. 

 

 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 6am - noon

Evenings: Event nights & special bookings