Michael Needham

Michael Needham secured his Doctorate in Philosophy (Fine Art) at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2010 and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at Monash University, in 2002.

His solo exhibitions include In Defense of Optimism, Stockroom, Kyneton, 2017; Landscape with Grave: Inherited Loss and Representation, Mildura Arts Centre, 2016; This Side of Uncertainty, Stockroom, Kyneton, 2015; In Remembrance, Daine Singer, Melbourne, 2014; and Long Shadowed Land, La Trobe University Visual Art Centre, Bendigo, 2011.

Critic and curator Kent Wilson describes Needham’s works as exuding “a sweet and beautiful sadness,” and holding a “palpable gravitas, a force of weight in dense silence.”