Norbert Francis Attard

At our gift shop, Valletta Contemporary represents one of our artists: Norbert Francis Attard.

Norbert Francis Attard started as a self-taught painter and graphic artist before turning to installation art in 1998. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Malta in 1977, practicing the profession as architect for twenty years until 1996. He lived in Germany in 1978/1979 working with the firm ‘Licht in Raum’, directed by Johannes Dinnebier, one of Germany’s pioneers in light design.

Attard now focuses on a contemporary art practice that incorporates architecture, sculpture, photography, video and installation, to explore his major interests in places and their memories. He blurs the boundaries of these disciplines to incorporate the irreducible physicality of sites, and to explore their sedimented multiple layers of memory, treating them as a product of place, of social interaction, and as a generative process.

He is a founding member of stART (2002) - a group of Maltese contemporary artists; a committee member of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (2002-2005) and currently director of GOZOcontemporary since 2001 - an art space, offering self-directed residencies to international and local artists, on the island of Gozo

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Floating Island I (1980)

22.7cm x 22.7cm on 35.5cm x 32.5cm

Edition: 120

God I 

25.2cm x  25.4cm on 44cm x 34cm

Edition: 150

Contradictions (1978/1979)

30.4cm x 22.3cm on 42.7c x 33.7cm

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Hierarchy (1978)

21.1cm x 21.3 cm on 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Edition: 200

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Foundation (1982)

33cmx 23.9cm on 44cm x 34cm

Edition: 160

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Compassion (1977/1978)

12.3cm x 13.8cm on 34.5cm x 24.cm 

Edition: 120

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Tower of Babel (1977)

22.5cm x 15.5cm on 35cm x 23cm

Edition: 120

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After Mass (1977/1978)

21.6cm x 15.2cm on 43cm x 30cm

Edition: 100

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Tile Coasters

Set of 4 Coasters

Engraving on 6mm Birch Plywood

10cm x 10cm

29 euros (unframed)

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Tubes

Digital Print 

48cm x 68cm

43 euros (unframed)

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Options (1982)

24.1cm x 31.2cm on 44cm x 34cm

Edition: 180

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Aliens by Nature (1981)

26.7cm x 25.3cm on 42cm x 34cm

Edition:120

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Only One Man (1978)

21.4cm x 21.4 cm on 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Edition: 300

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Family Tree (1980)

27cm x 41.4cm on 29.1cm x 44cm

Edition: 130

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Affinity (1977)

27.4cm x 23cm on 36cm x 28cm

Edition: 40

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Floating Island II

22.7cm x 22.7cm on 35.5cm x 32.5cm

Edition:90

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Journey of Discovery (1978/1980)

21cm x 21cm on 35.5cm x 32.5cm

Edition: 130

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Gallinar

Digital Print 

48cm x 68cm

58 euros (unframed)

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Saltpans (1982)

25cm x 33.2cm on 44cm x 34cm

Edition: 180

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Gabriel's Sword  (1982)

25.5cm x 25.5cm on 44cm x 34cm

Edition: 150

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Compassion (1977/1978)

12.3cm x 13.8cm on 34.5cm x 24.cm 

Edition: 120

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Hypogeum (1980)

20cm x 15cm on 33cm x 27.5cm

Edition: 120