Visual Art & Design

Michelle Teear

NSW, AUSTRALIA

Tue 6 - Sat 17 Sep | 2 hours 107 Projects - Gallery
SHOW IS RATED: G

Michelle Teear is a visual artist who places the craft of making paints from their raw basic elements at the center of her practice concerned with familairising the landscape.

Michelle Teear is an Australian artist who seeks a visual dialogue with place as a process of familiarisation of the landscape. Her practice is researched based, regularly travelling, and living outdoors as an immersive experience from which she conducts en plein air studies and sources found natural materials. An increasing theme in Michelle’s process is the collection of natural elements and their transformation through a response to their origins of place, through investigation of the potential of their materiality, into objects that speak of our human experience of that place. These investigations include pigment foraging from which to make natural paint and textile dyes from clays, berries, leaves and other plant matter, in order to explore the possibility of a landscape to yield colour. Colour and it’s emotive force is a key consideration underpinning Michelle’s practice. Additionally, Michelle turns to the potential sculptural form by weaving grasses and vines using basketry techniques.

Predominantly a painter, her works are raw gestural images that draw from a deep desire to connect with the natural landscape. A ritualistic relationship with her medium is key to her practice, as each day in the studio starts with mixing paint from scratch or collecting materials in her garden and local bushland. Michelle makes her own egg tempera, oil paint and mediums, using the techniques of the old masters. She explores the possibility for energetic mark making with these paints, a diversion from their traditional application processes.

Michelle recently completed a mentorship with senior Australian artist Virginia Cuppaidge, as part of the Newcastle Art Space Mentorship Program. Her work was shortlisted for the prestigious Evelyn Chapman award in 2020, and she recently completed a residency at the infamous property of Arthur Boyd, Bundanon Trust, with the support of Accessible Arts.

Show details

Show details
  • 2 hours
  • Venue 1: 107 Projects - Gallery
Performance notes
Venue details & accessibility
107 Projects - Gallery

107 Redfern St, Redfern
Telephone: 02 7813 4527

Dates and times

107 Projects - Gallery

Tuesday 06 Sep - 6:00pm

107 Projects - Gallery

Wednesday 07 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Thursday 08 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Friday 09 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Saturday 10 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Monday 12 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Tuesday 13 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Wednesday 14 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Thursday 15 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Friday 16 Sep - 10:00am

107 Projects - Gallery

Saturday 17 Sep - 10:00am