Michelle Driver
Born 1974, Adelaide South Australia

ACHIEVEMENTS

2019, Finalist - Heallreaf 3, International Exhibition of Woven Tapestry (UK)
2019, Finalist - Kate Derum Award
2018, Finalist (Highly Commended - Emerging Category) - Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
2018, Finalist - Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize
2018, Finalist - ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize
2018, Finalist - Mitcham Art Prize 2018
2017, Finalist – Tatiara Art Prize
2017, Finalist – City of Whyalla Art Prize
2017, Finalist – Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize
2017, Finalist – Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award
2017, Finalist – Contemporary Art Awards
2017, Finalist – Heallreaf 2, International Exhibition of Woven Tapestry (UK)
2016, Winner – Port Pirie Art Prize
2016, Finalist – Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize
2016, Finalist – Emma Hack Art Prize 2016
2015, Finalist – Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019, Heallreaf 3 International Exhibition of Woven Tapestry, London UK + Nottingham, UK
2019, Kate Derum + Irene Davies Award, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
2018, Mitcham Art Prize, Gallery One, Mitcham SA
2018, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, National Archives Of Australia, Canberra ACT
2018, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2018, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2018, ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize 2018, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy VIC
2018, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2018, Bloom, Emma Hack Gallery, Adelaide SA
2017, Tatiara Art Prize, Walkway Gallery, Bordertown SA
2017, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla SA
2017, Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hotel Hong Kong
2017, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2017, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2017, Kate Derum & Irene Davies Awards, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne VIC
2017, Squared Up, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2017, Heallreaf 2, West Dean College UK & The Brick Lane Gallery London,UK
2016, Port Pirie Art Prize 2016, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie SA
2016, Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize 2016, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2016, Clique, Burra Regional Art Gallery, Burra SA
2016, Emma Hack Art Prize 2016, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA
2016, Clique, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2015, Kate Derum & Irene Davies Awards, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne VIC
2015, 14th Annual City Of Marion Community Art Exhibition, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2014, 13th Annual City Of Marion Community Art Exhibition, Gallery M, Oaklands Park SA
2011, Sea Change 175, SALA Festival 2011, Holdfast Walk, Glenelg SA

EDUCATION

2010 – 2014, Diploma Of Visual Art – Tapestry (South West Institute of TAFE, Warrnambool)
1992, Certificate In Applied And Visual Art (Kingston College of TAFE)

PUBLICATIONS + CATALOGUES

2018, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition Catalogue
2018, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition Catalogue
2017, Secret Portraits, The Wheel Magazine Issue 29 2017 by Ashford Handicrafts Ltd
2017, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition Catalogue
2017, Textiel Plus, Netherlands, August edition, ‘Blikvangers’ p. 241
2017, Kate Derum & Irene Davies Awards Exhibition Catalogue
2017, ‘Hallett Cove artist Michelle Driver creates art to connect to her pagan religion, CityCoast Messenger, 15 August 2017, pp. 3 by Michelle Etheridge
2017, Heallreaf 2 International Woven Tapestry Exhibition Catalogue
2017, ‘Meet Your Maker: Michelle Driver’, The Adelaide Review, May 2017
2017, ‘Michelle Driver – Designer, Tapestry Artist, Weaver’ – Mr X Stitch Blog, 29 April 2017
2016, Michelle Driver, Embellish Magazine, Issue 27 Sept 2016, pp. 50-51 by ArtWear Publications
2016, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition Catalogue
2015, Kate Derum & Irene Davies Awards Exhibition Catalogue
2014, Wool Is My Mistress, The Wheel Magazine, Issue 26 2014 by Ashford Handicrafts Ltd
2013, CODA 2013 – Tapestry Art Today, American Tapestry Alliance
2013, Goth Deathrock Art Project, American Tapestry Alliance Tapestry Topics Spring Issue 2013.

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