Memories of My Island
July 23 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 2:00 pm
Nicky lived away from her Island Malta for almost two decades, yet her sense of identity still relies on the memories she’s created growing up. During her short visits back home, the fear of forgetting leads her to wander the streets with her camera in search of memories, creating new ones and re-creating old ones. She believes that her Island’s identity lies in its centuries-old streets, houses and historical places. This identity forms her own.
Memories are never one hundred percent accurate. We only remember what was significant to us at the time, heightening certain details and dimming others. Her photography represents mental memories – capturing a moment in time allowing it to live as long as possible, even forever. She uses contrast, colour, shapes and light to visualise what she recalls, while dark shadows, negative space and silhouettes mask forgotten parts.
Nicky invites the viewer to create their own memories while rekindling old ones through hers.
The exhibition is supported by Malta Postal Museum and iLab Photo Ltd.
Dates: 23rd July 2022 – 13th August 2022
Location: Malta Postal Museum & Arts Hub, 135, Archbishop Street, Valletta
Open Hours: Mon – Fri | 10:00 – 16:00, Sat | 10:00 – 14:00
Entrance is free