NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Michelle Hamer

Michelle Hamer’s art explores how the language around us reflects societal fears, beliefs and aspirations. Based primarily on her own photographs and collected language, her works negotiate a space between 2D and 3D. It’s darkly humorous oscillating between fast and slow; past and present; analogue and digital. Both personal and political in tone, Hamer’s painterly hand-stitched, drawn and video pieces examine familiar and revealing, though rarely captured, moments within ‘everyday’ life. Her works are in private and institutional collections locally and internationally including the NGV; City of Melbourne; Artbank; Warrnambool Art Gallery and private collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Oslo and Auckland. Residencies include Poland Artist Residency, Millay Colony of the Arts, New York; Australian Tapestry Workshop and Fintona Girls’ School. Her work has been featured on a Times Square billboard and was a finalist for the ‘Times Square Transformation’ project. Recent exhibitions include the Lodz Tapestry Triennial, Poland (2023); Contextile Biennial, Portugal (2022); Creativity in a Time of Covid, Michigan (2023); ‘Are You Having a Good Night?’ Fremantle Arts Centre and ‘2020 Is Cancelled’ Warrnambool Art Gallery. She is a current finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

Works

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There Is No Threat (from Are You Having A Good Night? triptych) 2019, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 51 x 66cm

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You Chicks Are All The Same (from Are You Having A Good Night? triptych), 2019, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 51 x 66cm

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