Born Warrang/Sydney, Australia.

Lives and works on Dharawal Country, NSW.


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




2022       Australia Council for the Arts, Grant for Individual Art Projects (exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery 2023)

2021       Artist-in-Residence, Textile Support online residency during February.

2019       Artist-in-Residence, The HIVE, an Arts Health research project through Black Dog Institute

2017-20  Artist-in-Residence, Tender Funerals, Port Kembla (2017-19 REALM project funded by Create NSW)

2016       Arts NSW Artist Support Grant

2014-18  Costume construction and design, John A Douglas Circles of Fire

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





some kind of longing : textile works 1995-2018, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery : 15th Sept-28th Oct


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


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


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


the vanishing, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore


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





SECOND Look: remade and refashioned textiles, Barometer Gallery, Paddington and Tamworth Regional Gallery

p a l i n d r o m e , (David Roach, Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Melinda Young, Michele Elliot, Mignon Steel), Clifton School of Arts


SECOND Look: Handmade Textiles, Barometer Gallery, Paddington


FRACAS 4, Articulate project space, Leichhardt


The Long Kiss Goodbye, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA: a Festival of Perth exhibition


EMBEDDED: A exhibition of contemporary quilts, Flux Gallery, Perth


Fabrications, Wollongong Art Gallery


FROLIC FREEZE, Articulate project space, Leichhardt


STILL : National Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery (September)



REALM : Tender Funerals Artists in Residence; Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong

In the Making: Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong

Gabrielle Adamik, Felix Allen, Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Michele Elliot, Anita Larkin, Geoff Morrell, Catriona Stanton


Making : memory - Rox de Luca, Michele Elliot, Laurie Paine, Articulate Upstairs, Leichhardt NSW


Animaladies, Interlude Gallery, Glebe


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


Horizon: Exploring the West Coast with the Clipperton Project, Fremantle Arts Centre


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)


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

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


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





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




2020-  Tutor and facilitator, MAKESHIFT  

2014-  Short Course and Public Programs Lecturer, National Art School, Darlinghurst

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




Artbank; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA; Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth; Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, Perth; Town of Albany, WA

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