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sam michelle artist
About Sam:
Sam Michelle is a New Zealand born artist who has lived in Melbourne Australia since 2001. She has two young boys and enjoys being a mum whilst painting full-time in her home studio. Sam comes from some talented Grandparents. On her paternal side, her Grandpa was a successful painter & her Granny a stunning sketch artist. On her maternal side Sams has a Jewellery designing Grandad and her Nana a china doll maker/painter. 
Sams practice is based on still life, building compositions & stories using her ever growing collection of ceramics & textiles. Sam enjoys growing her own flowers in ever expanding cottage garden. Sam also enjoys visiting local nurseries and florists for inspiration & discovering new varieties. Sam uses flowers in her work to tell her story by styling her compositions with personality & gesture.

Coming Up:

'HALF FULL' solo exhibition

Gallerysmith

170-174 Abbotsford Street

Melbourne Australia

February 2024

Join Gallerysmith for further info: click here

'RAPUNZELS GARDEN' Aotearoa Art Fair 

Martin Browne Contemporary

Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland New Zealand

18-24 April 2024

Preview/Catalogue request: Click here

Commissions: 

Sam is currently taking a limited commissions, click here to enquire.

CV:

SAM MICHELLE

born Wellington, NZ, lives Melbourne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 Coming up - 'Half Full' Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2024 Coming up - 'Rapunzels Garden' Martin Browne Contemporary (Aotearoa Art Fair)

2023 'Play' solo exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2023 Motherland online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2022 The Balance Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2021 The Blink Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2021 The Elegance of Spring Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2020 Dual Citizen Collection, Gallerysmith Melbourne 

2020 I Love You More Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2020 A Summer Perspective Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019 The Country Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019 The Long White Cloud Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019 The Peony Portrait Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Nature of Spring Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Getty Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Autumn/Winter Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Summer/Autumn Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2017 EMPEREUR, Scout, Melbourne

2017 The Cloth Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2017 Effloresce, KAB Gallery, NSW

2017 Flourish, St Cloche, Sydney, Curated by Amber Creswell-Bell

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2023 Winter Group Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2023 XV Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2022 Summer Group Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2022 Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2022 Winter Garden Group Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2022 Mothers Day Group Show, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2021 Gold Chip Exhibition, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2021 Thread/s Exhibition

2020 The Moon The Sea & Me, Studio Home, Christchurch NZ

2019 Share the Dignity, Sydney

2019 Spring Fling, Studio Home, Christchurch NZ

2019 NEXT, Sydney Contemporary NSW

2017 The Inauguration, Southern Buoy Studios VIC

2017 Hyper-Botanica, Gallerysmith, Melbourne​

2016 Life Still, St Cloche, Sydney, curated by Amber Creswell-Bell

2016 KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW 

2016 The Moree Gallery, Moree NSW​

2015 Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne​

2014 Fawn Gallery, ARI, Melbourne 

2014 Art Space (launching artist), City of Casey VIC

2014 9 x 5 Group Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC ​

2013 Walker St Gallery, City of Dandenong Art Space, VIC

2013 Exhibit Artist Space, Gallery Show, Williamstown VIC​

AWARDS and PRIZE EXHIBITIONS

2023 Finalist, York Botanic Art Prize, York WA

2023 Shortlisted, Omnia Art Prize, Toorak VIC

2022 Shortlisted, Omnia Art Prize, Toorak VIC

2021 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2019 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2018 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2017 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2017 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show VIC

2016 Awarded ‘Home Based Business Of The Year’, Casey & Cardinia Council Business Awards VIC

2016 Best in Show, Cardinia Art Show VIC.

2015 Commissioned Artist, Holt Anzac Exhibition VIC

2015 Highly Commended, Yakkerbo Art Show, Pakenham VIC

2014 Best in Show & Feature Artist, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC

2014 Finalist, 'SHE' Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC

2013 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show, Berwick VIC

2013 Highly Commended, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC

2012 2nd Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC

2011 1st Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC

2010 Highly Commended, South Eastern Art Festival, Berwick VIC

 

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