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Born Sydney, Australia.

Lives and works in Coledale and Sydney.

 

2004-07   Masters of Fine Art by Research, Monash University, Melbourne

1994-95   Graduate Diploma, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1985-87   Diploma of Fine Art, Claremont School of Art, Western Australia

 

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016    Arts NSW Artist Support Grant

2014    Artist-in-Residence, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

2013    Australia Council Skills and Art Development Grant 

2009    Australia Council New Work Grant (Established Artists)

2009    Artist-in-Residence, Khoj Kolkata, West Bengal, India

2008    Artist-in-Residence, Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth

1997    Artist-in-Residence, School of Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth

1991    Artist-in-Residence, Central Metropolitan College of TAFE

1990    Artist-in-Residence, Edith Cowan University, Perth

1988    Best Print/Drawing, Albany Art Prize, Albany, Western Australia

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

some kind of longing : textile works 1995-2015, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Vic

2014

whitewash, Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW and Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Vic

2011

the vanishing, Faculty of Creative Arts Gallery, University of Wollongong - Global Animal Conference Exhibition
  hemispheres, Gallery 5 Crown Lane, Wollongong, NSW

2010

the vanishing, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore

2008

surfacing, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2007  always between us, Span Galleries, Melbourne
1997  new drawings, SEA Gallery, WAAPA at Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
1990  Scar Char Chair, Installation at Wellington St, West Perth
  Vacant Block, Installation at Wellington St, West Perth

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

 

Animaladies, Interlude Gallery, Glebe

 

2015 

Notes for a Future Feminist Archive, Affiliated Text/Cross Arts Books, Potts Point
  slowing down time 4 : Louise Curham, Michele Elliot, Sue Healey, Jo Law, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
 

Openings, AirSpace Projects, Marrickville

 

2014 

Organic Intimacy (curated by Sara Lindsay), Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
 

slowing down time 1 (April; slowing down time 3 (October): Louise Curham, Michele Elliot, Sue Healey, Jo Law, Articulate project space, Leichhardt, NSW

 

2013  Burqas Veils and Hoodies : identity and representation, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC
  The Situated Line : Boni Cairncross,Brogan Bunt, Jo Law, Michele Elliot (curator), Ruth Hadlow, Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, NSW
 

Drawing Now, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, an exhibition of drawings by the staff of COFA, curated by Peter Sharp and Kylie Banyard

 

2012  Kindness : Udarta (celebrating 20 years of Australia-India Council Cultural Exchange program) Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
 

The Line in Space : Anne Mosey, Barbara Halnan, Elke Wolhfhart, Michele Elliot, Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, NSW

 

2011  Sensorial Loop : Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery (touring 2011 - 2013)
  local : current 2011, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
 

Pattern Matters, Impact7: Intersections and Counterpoints Printmaking Conference, Monash University (curated Professor Teresa Cole, Tulane University, New Orleans USA)

 

2010

Stains on my Chintz : Archana Hande, Joscelyn Gardener, Lavanya Mani, Michele Elliot and Paula Sengupta (curator), The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, India
 

Silver: 25 years of Artrage, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA 

2007 an edge meets an edge, Spectrum Gallery, Northbridge, WA
2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, NSW
 

The Colour and the Shape, Glen Eira City Gallery, Caulfield, Vic

 

2005 ‘Veneer’ Poimena Art Prize, Launceston, Tasmania
2003

20th Century Women Artists, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA 

1998

Gotham Times Ten – A survey of ten years of Gotham Studios, PICA, WA

1996 The Pathology of Home, The Performance Space, Redfern; Linden Gallery, St Kilda
1995 Precious (BVA Honours & Graduate Diploma Graduating Exhibition), Sydney College of the Arts, NSW
 

bur-ran-gur ang (court out) - Women and the Law, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA (A Festival of Perth exhibition)

 

1993 Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1992 Feminisms : 27 Women Artists, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
  Maria Cruz, Michele Elliot, Nicole Page-Smith, Lucia Tancredi, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA
  ARX 3 (Artists Regional Exchange), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
  Coals to Newcastle: Xerox Art by 5 Australian Artists (curated by Neil Roberts) Australia Centre, Metro Manila, The Philippines
  14 Nautical Miles, Galerie Constantinople, Queanbeyan, NSW
 

Gotham Shows, Artplace Gallery, Claremont, WA

 

1991 A Backward Glance : A Survey of WA Sculpture from the mid 60's to the 90's, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
1990 The Arsonists, Galerie Constantinople, Queanbeyan NSW
  Local Talent Urban Living, Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia
  Gotham Goes Shopping, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
1989 Desire, The Jam Factory, Adelaide Fringe Festival
  Gotham Goes to the Beach, The Beach Gallery, Northbridge, WA
1988 A New A Gender, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA

 

 

COMMISSIONS/PROJECTS

 

1993-94   Percent for Art Scheme, WA Department for the Arts: Lakelands High School Public Art Project in collaboration with Penny Ralph - Design and construction of amphitheatre and slate mosaic

1993   Poster workshops for Social Justice Commission Weekend Forum for the Pilbara, Karratha

1993   Visual Artist, Red Desert Theatre in Northbridge Derelict Angels

1992   Artist-in-Residence, Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre             

1992   Postcards from the Pilbara Project - A Series of Workshops and production of postcards held in Karratha, Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Roebourne for women living in isolated communities

1991   Visual Artist (Costumes) Ariadne's Understudies, written by Marion Campbell, directed by Noelle Janasczewska, PICA

1991   Banner for the State School Teachers Union of WA in collaboration with Sarah McNamara

1991   Graffiti Mural Project, Bassendean Youth Centre

1990   Poster Design 6UVSFM (University of WA) programme Burning Down the House

1990   Postcard Design for Mt Leseur Campaign with Sarah McNamara and Pam Kleemann

1989   Mural for Save the Children Fund, Out of School Care Centre, Midvale

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

2013-16  Sessional Academic - Gateway program and Textiles Studio, UNSW Art and Design

2012-13  Tutor, Foundation Studies, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

2011   Visiting Lecturer - Textiles, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

1989-93  Lecturer Sculpture/Drawing, School of Visual Arts, Curtin University,

1992-93  Drawing Lecturer, Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth

1990-91  Tutor (part-time), Department of Fine Arts, University of WA

1987-93  Committee Member, Artists Regional Exchange, Perth

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA; Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth; Town of Albany, WA