The Allura team currently has three members; all creative in different ways and all keen advocates for the ‘open studio’ and its power to transform the experience of art.


Laura Swale

Laura is from the UK and founded Allura in 2017. She is an artist and former secondary art teacher and department leader of fifteen years. Since moving to Malta, Laura has made it her mission to share the country’s creative talent with a more mainstream audience, by changing the means by which it is delivered.

Laura’s online portfolio

Monika Kopcilova

Monika is a Czech artist with a flair for networking, blogging, photography, social media, marketing and PR. Monika’s time at Allura is spent getting people excited about local artists and their work, and welcoming new artists into the Allura creative community.

James Cummings

A musician and performer from the UK, James comes from a teaching, stage and events management background. James oversees the smooth running of Allura’s events programme and provides video-editing, content-writing and IT support.