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m i c h e l e m o r c o s
email  tinytrappings@gmail.com
website www.michelemorcos.com


s t u d i e s / t r a v e l / t e a c h i n g
2016  Artist lecture + expressionist drawing workshop, Institute for Early Learning, Macquarie University,
         Sydney
2015  Interwoven, Summer School Coil Weaving Course, Sturt: Australian Contemporary Craft + Design,
         Mittagong
         Adult Coil Weaving Workshops, Koskela, Sydney; Coil Weaving Workshops + Abstract
         Painting/Drawing Workshops, The Camperdown Residency Studios, Sydney
2014  Interwoven, Summer School Coil Weaving Course, Sturt: Australian Contemporary Craft + Design,
         Mittagong ; Adult Coil Weaving Workshops, Koskela, Sydney; Coil Weaving Workshops + Abstract
         Painting/Drawing Workshops, The Camperdown Residency Studios, Sydney
         Artist lecture + expressionist drawing workshop, Institute for Early Learning, Macquarie University,
         Sydney
2013  Adult Coil Weaving + Children's Printing workshops, Koskela, Sydney; Coil Weaving Workshops, 
         Object: Australian Centre of Design, Sydney; Coil Weaving Workshops, The 
         Camperdown Residency Studios, Sydney; Coil Weaving Workshop, The Incinerator Art Space, 
         Willoughby, Sydney
         Artist lecture + expressionist drawing workshop, Institute for Early Learning, Macquarie University,
         Sydney
2012  Artist lecture + expressionist drawing workshop, Institute for Early Learning, Macquarie University,
         Sydney
         Storybook Bunting Workshop + Weaving Workshop, Object: Australian Centre of Design, Sydney
         Weaving Workshop Series, The Pop Up Shop, North Sydney Arts Council Project, Crows Nest, Sydney
         Adult Painting Workshop, North Sydney Community Centre, Sydney
2011 Teaching Children's Weaving Workshops Kindle Hill Primary Wentworth Falls NSW
2006 Etching Short Course at National Art School with Andrew Totman
2003 Certificate in Textile Design, East Sydney Technical College (incomplete)
2001/2 Travel / work in Edinburgh and Europe
2000 Drawing trip to Riversdale/Arthur Boyd property of Bundanon
1999 Completion Bachelor of Art Theory Honours, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1998 Completion Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts,  University of NSW
1997 Drawing trip to Mutawinji and Fowlers Gap in association with UNSW
1994 Completion Higher School Certificate Mosman High School


s c h o l a r s h i p s + p r i z e s
2013 Finalist North Sydney Art Prize
2012 Community Group of the Year Award for The Pop Up Art Project, North Sydney Council 
2009 Finalist Mosman Art Prize
2005 Finalist Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
2000 Finalist Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship


g r a n t s
2007 NAVA Marketing Grant, Make –Off Group Exhibition

r e s i d e n c i e s
2016       Artist - in - residence, Gunyah studios, North Arm Cove, NSW
2015       The Milos Studios, Skepolos, Greece
2013/14  Camperdown Studio residency, Marrickville Council, Sydney
2012       Pop Up Creative Spaces Project, Six Month Residency, North Sydney Arts Council
2009/10  The Primrose Studios, 6 month studio residency, North Sydney

c o m m i s s i o n s
2016  Woven Moments, doeanddoe in collaboration Michele Morcos, Public art commission, Transport for NSW
         Animation made up of many different painted and drawn elements, 23 x 3m LED Screen  
2014  Colouring Our Habitat, North Sydney Council / RMS Traffic Light Box Mural Painting Commission 
         The Green Room, Coil woven installation, The North Sydney Council Chambers, Wyllie Wing Lobby 
       
c o l l e c t i o n s
2010 North Sydney Council, Sydney


e x h i b i t i o n s
s o l o
2016 Among the whisperings & the stars, Koskela, Sydney
2014 The Nocturne 528: New drawings, paintings and coil weavings, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney
2012 Trip the Light Fantastic: New Drawings +Paintings, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney
2010 Spirit of Place Primrose Studio Residency Exhibition, Primrose Gallery, Sydney. 
        Opened by Wendy Whiteley
2007 Ten 1997- 2007, The Intuitive Well Gallery, Bondi Junction, Sydney
2002 Girl From Ipanema, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney


g r o u p
2016
T w e l v e Group Exhibition, Koskela, Sydney
2015
T O N E Group Exhibition, Council of Objects, Adelaide, SA
Art/Vert Group Exhibition, Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2013
Toward 2020, North Sydney Art Prize Exhibition, Huntley Hall, North Sydney
2012
Make your Mark_ 2012, Object Gallery Group Exhibition, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney
Arts for Humanity, Group Charity Exhibition for Red Cross, Danks st Depot Gallery, Sydney
2011
Make_it 2011, Object Gallery Group exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Resolutions, Group Exhibition, Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain, Sydney
2010
Make Believe, Object Gallery Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Say your Piece, Group Jewellery exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2009
Le Fil (The Thread), Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Make_Over Object Gallery Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery,Surry Hills, Sydney
2008
Make_Do Object gallery Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Through the Eye of the Needle, Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
2007
Lingua Loca, Group Exhibition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
Make – Off, Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Gender and Diversity, Group Exhibition, Long Gallery,Wollongong University
2006
Four Steps Forward, Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
2005
On the Same Page, Group Exhibition, Arial Bookstore in conjunction with Mobile Sydney
Sydney05, Group Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Taste, Mobile Sydney Group Exhibition, The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney
2004
The White Room Series II, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza Victoria
Scratching the Surface, Two person Exhibition, Artichoke Gallery, Manly, Sydney
2003
Harvest, Group Exhibition Quadrivium Gallery Sydney
2002
Piemonte Series Solo Exhibition Bookstop Café Edinburgh
Contemporary Textiles Group Exhibition Edinburgh College of Arts Scotland
2000
Alumni Graduates Exhibition Kudos Gallery
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibition The Brett Whiteley Studios Surry Hills
On The River Landscapes: From the Arthur Boyd Estate at Riversdale, Group Exhibition, The National Art School, Sydney
Wallpaper Two Person Exhibition Starfish Gallery, Bondi Beach, Sydney
1998
Forces Group Exhibition Arthaus Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
1997
Gaps Group Exhibition College of Fine Arts Student Gallery
Graduation Group Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
1994-6
Mosman Youth Art Prize

p r e s s / f e a t u r e s 
2015  Space to Create, Artist Interview with Lisa Tilse, we-are-Scout.com, 2 March 2015
         art/vert, group exhibition review, Broadsheet Sydney website, February 3, 2015
         art/vert, group exhibition review, The design files website/blog, February 2, 2015
2014  Artist Interview with Natalie Walton, Daily Imprint Blog, September 2 2014
2013  Half Hour Radio Interview with Kitya Palaskas on her radio show - Made by Hand, 2SER, Sydney
2012  Artist Profile, Inside Out Magazine, Writer: Lee Tran Lam, Photographer: Craig Wall, Nov/Dec, pg 54
2011  Artscareer Newsletter for NAVA, Featured Arts Blog (tinytrappings), March 2011
2010 Two Artists with lots of Spirit, Mosman Daily, June 3, p.2
2007 Make – Off Exhibition Review, Design Hub, Powerhouse Museum Website
2003 Girl From Ipanema, Lenny Ann Low, Metropolitan Section The Sydney Morning Herald, p.12


w r i t i n g
2014
Four Artists Review One Exhibition - Pippin Drysdale, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 53 no 2,
July 2014 pg 42
Album Notes and illustration, Alphabet Journal issue A, pg 62-3
2009
F!nk Education Kit, June 2009, Object Gallery, Sydney
New Design Education Kit, April 2009, Object Gallery, Sydney
2008
Object Eye Section, Object Magazine Issue #57, December- November 2008
Object Eye Section, Object Magazine Issue #56, September –February 2008
2003
Metal Element 6 Lemel supplement of Object Magazine
2002
Japan Series Helen Van Meer Smallfry Magazine Edinburgh
2001
College of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2000 Textiles Magazine
2000
Land/Mark Groovine Music Magazine Feature
Biennale 2000 Groovine Music Magazine Arts Feature
1999
Finding Din/Kum and Trading Curios: Representations of the Chinese on the New Gold Mountain Honours Thesis College of Fine Arts
1998
Art Monthly Correspondence
1997
Fifteen Minutes of Fame Art-Write Magazine Article


a r t  i n d u s t r y
w o r k  e x p e r i e n c e


2014
Exhibition Review/Selection Panel, Marrickville Council, Sydney
2011 
Volunteer Dubbo Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW
Volunteer/ Facilitate workshop, Happy Talk Project, Art + About Festival, October 2011, Sydney 
2010-11
Casual Gallery Administrator, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2006-07
Installation work, Ranamok Glass Prize, Sydney Opera House
2005-12
Part time Retail + Gallery Assistant at Object Gallery, Sydney Opera House; St Margaret’s Hospital Gallery Site; Collect Store
2004
Volunteer guide for Ranamok Glass Prize 2004, Government House, Sydney
Guest Exhibition Work involving installation of November exhibition, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery
2002
Gallery Assistant in Administration and Curation Quadrivium Art Gallery Sydney
Gallery Assistant to John McDonald New Contemporaries Gallery Sydney
1998
Volunteer Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Gallery Assistant Patrick Corbally Stourton Contemporary Art


Biography


Michele Morcos is a multimedia visual artist with a studio practice in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from UNSW Art & Design (Collage of Fine Arts) in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting/drawing) and a BA Honours in Art Theory.

Michele has exhibited her work in seven solo exhibitions and over twenty group exhibitions throughout Australia. She has been selected twice as a finalist for The Brett Whiteley Art Scholarship and also for major prizes such as the Mosman Art Prize.

During the past 10 years, Michele has worked and taught in a number of art galleries including Object: Australian Centre for Art & Design Centre in Sydney. She has also completed a number of Artist-in-residence programs in Australia & overseas. In 2015 Michele travelled to Skopelos, Greece to participate in an Artist-in Residence program at The Milos Studios. In September 2016 she held her sixth solo exhibition at Koskela Gallery in Sydney, exhibiting a new body of work inspired by her residency to Greece.