2019 THE COUNTRY COLLECTION
Online Exhibition October 29th
‘2019 THE COUNTRY COLLECTION
"The idea for this series was sparked whilst Sam was reading an article on cloth in a recent copy of Belle. The article talked about tartan and tradition, and as you all know, Sam has a love of fabric and design, so it was the perfect storm. Sam began to have visions of incorporating this exciting fabric with its rich history into her work. So this new series includes botanical still life works with tartan cloth and country landscapes around her studio. It even includes one or two paintings with horses draped in tartan rugs!"
2019 THE LONG WHITE CLOUD COLLECTION
Online Exhibition July 30th
‘2019 THE LONG WHITE CLOUD COLLECTION’
This collection was inspired by Sam's reccent trip to Christchurch. As a NZ born artist, Sam was excited to return in search of inspiration which she knew wouldn't be hard to find. During her travels, Sam started seeing sculptural personalities within the landscape, prompting her to bring landscape elements into her still life compositions. Throughout the collection you will notice in her vessels, textiles and flora, a nod to all things New Zealand.
2019 THE PEONY PORTRAIT COLLECTION
(Exhibition April 6th - April 27th)
‘2019 THE PEONY PORTRAIT COLLECTION’
6th April - 27th April
The next exhibition of Sams work, 'The Peony Portrait Collection' will be April 2019 at Sams gallery, Gallerysmith in North Melbourne. This exhibition has a special focus on Peonies & Matisse, both strong inspirations of Sams. This collection sees gestural, interactive peonies and beautiful nods to the great Matisse with colour & pattern.
There will be a VIP preview at 1pm on Saturday 6th April, please email Jess if you would like to attend. Then the formal opening will be 2-4pm. Please also email Jess if you are not yet on the wait/information email list.
2018 THE NATURE OF SPRING COLLECTION
‘2018 THE NATURE OF SPRING COLLECTION’
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2018 THE GETTY COLLECTION
‘2018 THE GETTY COLLECTION’
A collection based on Sams time in LA and the Getty.
2018 AUTUMN / WINTER COLLECTION
‘2018 Autumn Winter Collection’
2018 SUMMER / AUTUMN COLLECTION
EMPERUER (Group Show)
Scout House, Melbourne
To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.” – Elizabeth l
Brand new works by Ceramic Artist Bridget Bodenham and Melbourne Painter Sam Michelle.
THE CLOTH COLLECTION (Solo)
‘THE CLOTH COLLECTION’
11th Oct - Nov 12th 2017
"Sam Michelle is a Melbourne painter whose intimate paintings make a strong impact. Her new series, The Cloth Collection, is inspired by the gathering of flowers, ceramics and her growing collection of textiles.
Sam Michelle is among a younger generation of artists whose works engage both emerging and established collectors. They have featured widely in print and online and the demand for her work is high.
1st Sep - 11th Sep 2017
KAB Gallery, Terrigal
"While the perennially popular subject of still life typically depicts various inanimate objects, Sam Michelle’s eye for detail and talented brush makes her work unique. Sam Michelle will be bringing together her love of floral bouquets and collected vessels for her newest series of still
life paintings. While Sam Michelle is no stranger to the genre of still life, this new thematic series presented exclusively at KAB Gallery is new and unseen. The series features a unique and sophisticated coastal palette depicting her favourite things. Audiences will enjoy “the little
things” such as Sam Michelle’s personal collection of contemporary ceramic vessels, trinkets and exquisite floral arrangements".
19th July - 30th July 2017
Saint Cloche, Paddington
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"Sam Michelle is a New Zealand born artist who has lived in Melbourne since 2001. Painting from her Mornington studio, Sam draws inspiration from music, art and interiors that give her a sense of joy. Sam is interested in how this occurs in art, and how content and colour can trigger memories or simply a feeling within.
Flourish explores her love of the still life genre, combining a warm, soft colour palette with her love of ceramics, flowers, textiles and paint. Sam aims for her works to elicit a strong feeling of calmness or a sudden beautiful moment of nostalgia.
After Sam’s sell out success as part of the Life Still group show at Saint in November 2016, Flourish will be Sam’s highly anticipated first solo show"