Noura Abdelhafidh


Many Faces of The Mill
Illustration by Noura Abdelhafidh

Original illustration as part of the Many Faces of The Mill collection, celebrating The Mill’s 30th anniversary as an Art, Culture and Crafts Centre. The Illustration is reproduced in a limited edition of 30 prints, and part of a series of 10 different illustrations by established and up and coming illustrators and artists.

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Born (1991) and raised in Tunis, Noura Abdelhafidh graduated in Architecture in 2016, at the Ecole Nationale d'Architecture et d’Urbanisme ENAU Tunis (Tunisia), with a specific dissertation about the design of an affordable student housing complex.

She volunteered for several Art and social events in Tunis such as Dream City 2010, 2013 and 2015. In 2015 she collaborated at the World social Forum WSF Tunis. In 2017 she moved to Malta. She has always been actively interested in the role of design/art/architecture in articulating social changes and guaranteeing human rights. Currently she is employed as a Junior Architect with Acollective and is also chairperson of the Malta-based NGO Hal Far Outreach HFO.


My background in architecture influences my drawings, particularly this one. I have always seen the Mill as a free standing, compact, simple, uncanny and cute object in the middle of the urban context of that particular road in Birkirkara. In my drawings I unconsciously tend to simplify what I see or imagine through a rational inventory of structural lines. I also tend to segment particular marks that strike me at the moment of drawing. I like the playful aspect of illustration, where the topic or scene, can give the opportunity to be childish and inaccurate, as well as to express a concern; an idea or an anecdote I believe is worth being shared.

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Weight .03 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21 cm

Noura Abdelhafidh




Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth fine art paper, 308gsm, 100% cotton, acid and lignin free




21 cm by 29.7 cm (A4 print)


The Many Faces of The Mill collection is a limited edition of only 30 prints per illustration. All prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the Foundation's Director, and includes the edition number (ex. 1/30).

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