Michele Elliot is a visual artist, educator and occasional writer whose practice spans sculpture, installation, textiles and drawing. Her artworks encompass material explorations in relation to human connectivity, mapping and memory. Michele’s survey exhibition some kind of longing: textile works 1995–2018 was held in 2018 at Tamworth Regional Gallery. Her artworks have been included in a number of national and international exhibitions including the upcoming The Long Kiss Goodbye, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA in 2020, and The Tamworth Textile Triennial, 2010–12; Kindness: Udartha, New Delhi and Melbourne, 2012.
Michele has lectured in Sculpture, Drawing and Textiles at Curtin University (WA), the University of Wollongong and UNSW Art and Design. She runs independent workshops in the Illawarra and beyond, and is a regular teacher for The Rumpus’ Skillshare workshops.
Michele has been Artist in Residence at Tender Funerals in Port Kembla, since 2017, assisting bereaved families to find creative expression and ritual for their person. She also facilitates a fortnightly sewing circle as part of Tender’s After Care support work.