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Capturing the Coast

South Coast Style Winter 2019

Richard Morecroft

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Michelle has a life-long association with the South Coast. Her grandfather had a bro shing shack on Chinaman’s Island (near Lake Conjola)
from the 1950s. “My art work is often about memory – and I remember childhood shing trips with my father,” says Michelle. “I still sh for whiting in Lake Conjola every summer – it’s meditative and addictive!”

An art lecturer at the Universities of Wollongong and NSW, Michelle’s works are often large, intricately executed ink and watercolour pieces. She has won the prestigious Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award twice and been a nalist in other national prizes, including the Sulman.

The southern connection continued with a recent artist residency at Bundanon, which Michelle said was “a wonderful time of thinking and creative opportunity”.

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