Away from Malta for almost two decades, Nicky exhibits her childhood memories

Photo: Nicky Conti –

Nicky has lived away from her island of Malta for almost two decades, but her sense of identity is still based on the memories she made growing up. During his short visits home, the fear of oblivion leads him to wander the streets with his camera in search of memories, creating new ones and recreating old ones. She believes that her island’s identity resides in its centuries-old historic streets, homes and places. This identity forms his own.

Nicky’s photography depicts mental memories – capturing a moment in time allowing her to live as long as possible, if not forever. She uses contrast, color, shapes and light to visualize what she remembers, while dark shadows, negative space and silhouettes mask forgotten parts.

Viewers are invited to create their own memories while reviving old ones through their own.

Memories of my island runs from July 23 to August 13, 2022. The exhibition will be held at the Malta Postal Museum & Arts Hub, 135, Archbishop Street, Valletta.

The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This exhibition is supported by the Malta Postal Museum and iLab Photo Ltd. Free entry.


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