Paula Vincenti's exhibition, Inside Out, is on show in Antequera until 29 May
Paula Vincenti's exhibition, Inside Out, is on show in Antequera until 29 May / SUR

Around the galleries

  • Current exhibitions and shows around the region


Ernst Kraft

Malaga. Botanical gardens ‘La Concepción’.

A sculpture ‘The Tree of Life’ by Ernst Kraft will be on permanent display in the gardens on the lawns next to the pond. The minimalist structure of iron rods is five metres tall and is based on the pre-pharaonic pictogram representing the union of heaven and the underworld.

Bullfighting exhibition

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Centro de Arte de la Tauromaquia, in the old Patronato de Turismo building, Plaza del Siglo.

300 pieces by artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Goya, Beniliure and Zuloaga, will be on display. They include sculpture, paintings, posters, clothing and other items connected to the world of bullfighting.

The Russian museum

Malaga. Edificio Tabacalera, Avda Sor Teresa Prat. Tues-Sun 9.30am - 10pm.

The Russian museum’s seasonal exhibition until 16 July is called ‘Kandinsky y Rusia’ and comprises 78 pieces by well known Russian artists such as Kandinsky. The annual exhibition is entitled La Dinastía Románov and includes many portraits of Russian royalty before the last Tsar and his family were assassinated in 1918.

Malaga Glass Museum

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Plazuela Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre.

The glass museum has two new glass panels on display that have been painstakingly restored. They were both made by the Spanish company Mauméjean.

Ruiz de Luna

Malaga. Museo Municipal del Patrimonio (MUPAM), Paseo de Reding.

An exhibition dedicated to the Ruiz de Luna ceramic dynasty. Around 300 pieces are on display including ceramics , drawings, watercolours and sculptures.

‘Neighbours III’

Malaga. Permanent collection. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Calle Alemania.

Works by local Malaga artists are on display in ‘Neighbours III’. Many different techniques and subjects are included.

Museum Jorge Rando

Malaga. Cruz del Molinillo, 12

The works of contemporary artist Jorge Rando are on permanent display. The museum also holds poetry and musical events.

Picasso’s birth place

"Wedding" one of the paintings at the exhibition at Pablo Picasso's birthplace

"Wedding" one of the paintings at the exhibition at Pablo Picasso's birthplace

Malaga. Until 11 June, Sala de Exposiciones, Casa Natal de Picasso

Picasso’s birth place houses two exhibitions, both running until June. The first, entitled ‘Arte Recuperado (1916-1957) contains a selection of works by several Spanish artists on loan from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The second, ‘Junto al aura de Picasso’, consists of works that harmonise with Picasso’s style and execution such as Tàpies, Julio González and Miró.

Japanese art

Malaga. Until 23 April. Museo Carmen Thyssen, C/Compañia, 10

The exhibition ’Japon. Grabados y objetos de arte’ includes 24 drawings, one painting and around twenty other objects.

Rando y Ciriza

Malaga. Until 30 April. Cruz del Molinillo, 12

The Malaga artist and the sculptor from Pamplona are holding a joint exhibition entitled ‘Encuentro Jorge Rando - Carlos Ciriza.

Travis Somerville

Malaga. Until 7 May, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo.

American artist Travis Somerville gives voice to the immigrants in the USand also stands up for the indigenous Indians with powerful art works that incorporates disturbing images such as the capes of the Klu Klux Klan.

Fausto Velázquez

Malaga. Until 31 May, Fundación Unicaja, Plaza del Siglo.

‘Frida Kahlo, La vida como obra de arte’ is an exhibition of paintings by artist and collector Fausto Velázquez. The artist was inspired to recreate the photos of Frida and her life in a series of paintings.

Jia Aili

Malaga. Until 18 June, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo.

Jia Aili is an emerging Chinese artist whose works reflect the dramatic changes in Chinese society since the year 2000.

Francisco Javier Valverde

Malaga. Until 3 June, Galeria Columna JM, Duquesa de Parcent.

An exhibition of paintings by Francisco Javier Valverde entitled ‘Oleoramas del Parque del Oeste’.

Faces in a family album

Malaga. Until 30 June, Sala 17, La Térmica.

A selection of photographs taken by film producer Isobel Coixet of some of the stars in the films.


Exotic Vibrations

Mijas. Mijas Tourist Office, Mijas Pueblo.

Seven international artists living and working on Costa del Sol will be displaying original artworks in oils, pastels, watercolours, textiles, silk paintings and acrylics. Also greeting cards and miniature art.

Art Gallery Costa del Sol

Mijas. A permanent exhibition at the new art gallery in the Club House ‘Cerrado del Águila’

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics are on display by artist such as Pedro Bueno, Teresa M. Martín and José B. Angulo.

Picasso ceramics

Mijas. Permanent exhibition. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Mijas, Calle Málaga, 11am - 7pm.

An exhibition of 44 ceramics created by Malaga artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Carromato de Max museum

Mijas Pueblo. Permanent exhibition.

An extensive collection of miniature art.

Happy Artists

Mijas Costa. Until 1 June, BocArte Restaurante, C/Cómpeta.

Paintings by the accomplished An exhibition of works by Astrid Zehetner, a local Norwegian artist .


Mijas Costa. Until 17 April. Sala exposiciones Las Lagunas, C/San Valentín.

An exhibition of art by contemporary artists..

Daniela A. Rivero Verástegui

Mijas Pueblo. Until 20 April. Centro Cultural de La Cala, Bulevar de la Cala de Mijas.

An exhibition of prints, collage and drawings.

Arte Mijas

Mijas pueblo. Until 24 April. Casa Museo

Seventeen Mijas artists will be holding a group exhibition with each artist contributing one piece as a run-up to the “Open Studios” weekend, which will take place April 22-23. Visitors to the Open Studios will have the opportunity to see how the artists work.

Route maps to the studios are available at the Mijas tourist office and the Casa Museo. Arte Mijas 2017 is sponsored by the Culture Department of Mijas Town Hall.

Friends in Focus

La Cala de Mijas. Until 28 April. Centro Cultural de La Cala

Photographic club, Friends in Focus, will be exhibiting some of their photos.

Artistas Eclécticos

Mijas Pueblo. Until 19 May. Clínica Veterinaria, Avd México 21.

Works by Sinikka Ahokas-Gröhn, Elaine Carlton and Margit Björklund.


Ludovic Cesari's Art Photography

Ludovic Cesari photograph

Ludovic Cesari photograph / SUR

Marbella. From April 21 until 20 June, Bhubo Decoración, San Pedro de Álcantara

The French artist's first exhibition in Spain is a collection of 12 photographs in completely different settings such as unexplored forests or concrete structures.

Biennial Contemporary Art

Marbella. Cultural Centre Kunsthaus Berlin, Poligono Nueva Campana local 2 Nueva Andalucía.

In collaboration with the Fred Friedrich Foundation, Marbella TownHall and the Mexican Ambassador in Spain, Don Raphael de la Madrid. Fifteen local and international artists are exhibiting their work.

Galería Seshat

Estepona. Polígono Industrial.

A new art gallery has opened in an unusual position, in the industrial estate in Estepona. The first exhibition will include works by Goyo Domínguez, Isidoro Lázaro, Sergi Marñines, Chico Montilla and Paco Meléndez.

Jim Rattenbury

Gaucín. Until 14 April, 12-6pm. Alborán studio, Camino de Gibraltar.

A restropective exhibition of works by Jim Rattenbury spanning thirty five years. For private appointment tel: 675 707 036

Paco Vivar Brinkmann

Gaucín. Until 22 April, El Cuartito, C/Nueva.

An exhibition of photos by Spanish photographer Paco Vivar.

Benezra Gallery

Marbella. Until 30 April. La Quinta, between Marbella and San Pedro.

The new, international exhibition is entitled ‘Horse artistry’. or

Mercedes López Charro

Marbella. From 5-31 May. Kasser Rassu Art Gallery, Blvd Principe Alfonso de Hohenloe

Mercedes works as a freelance illustrator drawing a wide range of lifestyle, fashion and food illustrations, using techniques such as watercolour and artist marker pens.

Magpie International Gallery.

Marbella. Until 18 May. C/Virgen del Pilar. 200m from port.

An exhibition ofphotographic art by British artist Ginny Aston entitled ‘Reflections on Reflections’.


María Zambrano

Vélez-Málaga. Permanent exhibition. Palacio de Beniel de Vélez-Málaga. Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm.

An exploration into the life and works of Málaga-born philosopher and writer María Zambrano. For further information call 952500244.

Margaret Riordan

Torrox Costa. Bar Choto Playa, Peñoncillo Beach.

Nerja. Restaurante Sevillano, El Rincón, C/Gloría

Both exhibitions run until the end of April 2017

Incredible Indians

Nerja. Until end of April. Museo de Nerja.

This exhibition by Gonzalo Gámiz illustrates the essence of India, its people and culture.

Galería Krabbe

Frigiliana. From 15 April ntil 13 May. Galería Krabbe, C/Rosario La Joaquín.

An exhbition of collective art work entitled Landscapes A4.

Francisco Rodríguez

Moclinejo. Until end of April. Town Hall.

An exhibition of drawings by this artist.

Picasso and Opisso

Macharaviaya. Until 17 April. Museo de los Gálvez.

The exhibition consists of 31 portraits of women by Pablo Picasso and Alfredo Opisso.


Gallery Art Club

Fuengirola. Plaza Picasso, Old Town.

A new art gallery with monthly exhibitions of contemporary art.

Graffiti Extravagance

Fuengirola. Until 11 May. Double Tree by Hilton, Reserva del Higuerón

A solo exhibition by internationally known street artist, Victoriano. Organised by Artmoves.


Torremolinos Chic

Torremolinos. Permanent exhibition, Casa de los Navajas.

A permanent exhibition of photographs taken in the 60s and 70s entitled Torremolinos Chic. It features around twenty photographs including one of the legendary Bridget Bardot posing on Carihuela beach in a Cordobés hat.

Leila Cherkaoui

Torremolinos. Until 18 April. Town Hall.

Signe Sans Signe is an exhibition of paintings by Moroccan artist Leila Cherkaoui.


José Hernández

Villanueva del Rosario. Casa de la Cultura.

An exhibition of art work and letters belonging to artist José Hernández. The artist gifted around 20 works to the town shortly before his death in 2013.He spent long periods at Molino El Tejar while creating his pieces.

Paula Vincenti, Inside Out

Antequera. Until 29 May. Centro Unicaja de Cultura, C/Cantareros.

Argentinean artist Paula Vincentí exhibits a selection of her works.


Frontera Líquida

Benalmádena. Until 18 June. Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia

A visual record of Andalucía and Morocco


Cruz Herrera Museum

La Linea. Permanent exhibition in La Linea de la Concepción.

The museum has a gallery for Herreras’ works plus conference room and classroom.