Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Vally Nomidou

I was very pleased to find out that as part of Frissiras Museum's exhibition 

Studios in Time: Ten Women Visual Artists, a whole room is  dedicated to Vally Nomidou's work. I first came across Nomidou's work in a blog post  by Olga. I was immediately hooked and I subsequently followed Olga's suggestion and travelled to the Athens Glyptotheque where one of Nomidou's sculptures is part of their permanent exhibition. You can see the results of my visit here .

Nomidou was born in Thessaloniki in 1959. She has co-founded the all-female artists' group 'indoors' and is currently teaching as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her life-sized sculptures of women and girls are made out of paper and paperboard.

Her work is exhibited in one of the rooms on the top floor of this quirky and wonderful museum.

I have included too many close-ups but this is work that requires close scrutiny.

Tangled, 2010, (paper)

Embellished - Mended, 2010 (paper)

The drawings (mixed media on paper) on the wall are titled Diary 2015-18:

Finally, I bought the exhibition catalogue which includes images of Nomidou's work which is not in the exhibition. I am including four here:

Plaster Girl, 2009 (plaster on coloured metal stand)

Little Girl in Bed, 2006 (paper)

Handicapped, 2009 (mixed media)

Ifigenias, 2005 (paper)


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. Such wondrous work. I love it.

    1. She is so talented, Olga. I could not tear myself away from that gallery.