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ARTISTS | Sam Michelle


Sam Michelle was born in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne in 2001.

From a family of talented creatives (sketch artists, painters and jewellers), Sam has forged a successful art practice which integrates her love of flora, handmade objects and textiles. As an emerging painter, Sam’s works have been shortlisted for numerous local award shows and her work has become highly sought after,  appearing on numerous design blogs and interior design publications, such as Country Style in November 2017.

Sam is represented exclusively by Gallerysmith in Australia.



The Dual Citizen Collection | Sam Michelle

Sam Michelle's newest series of work combines native flora from here and across the Tasman, with objects from her private collection in a bid to reconcile aspects of her life in Australia with her New Zealand heritage.
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The Getty Collection | Sam Michelle

This online exhibition by Sam Michelle takes the J. Paul Getty Collection in LA as a starting point. Inspired by the gardens which surround the museum and objects within, Sam Michelle has developed a fresh body of work using seasonal fruit and flora in a range of compositions.
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Selected works:

A Summer Perspective, 2020

The Country Collection, 2019

The Peony Portrait Collection, 2019

The Getty Collection, 2018

Autumn/Winter Collection, 2018

Summer/Autumn Collection, 2018

The Cloth Collection, 2017


Born 1983 Wellington, NZ, lives Melbourne

2019 The Peony Portrait Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2018 The Getty Collection, on-line exhibition
2017 The Cloth Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2017 Effloresce, KAB Gallery NSW
2017 Flourish, St Cloche, Sydney, Curated by Amber Creswell-Bell

2017 Empereur, Scout House, Melbourne
2017 The Inauguration, Southern Buoy Studios VIC
2017 Hyper-Botanica, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

​2016 Life Still, St Cloche, Sydney, curated by Amber Creswell-Bell
2016 KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW
2016 The Moree Gallery, Moree NSW

​2015 Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

​2014 Fawn Gallery, ARI, Melbourne
2014 Art Space (launching artist), City of Casey VIC
2014 9 x 5 Group Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC

​2013 Walker St Gallery, City of Dandenong Art Space, VIC
2013 Exhibit Artist Space, Gallery Show, Williamstown VIC

2018 Shortlisted, St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak
2017 Shortlisted, St Kevin’s Art Show, Toorak
2017 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show VIC
2016 Awarded ‘Home Based Business Of The Year’, Casey & Cardinia Council Business Awards VIC
2016 Best in Show, Cardinia Art Show VIC
2015 Commissioned Artist, Holt Anzac Exhibition VIC
2015 Highly Commended, Yakkerbo Art Show, Pakenham VIC
2014 Best in Show & Feature Artist, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC
2014 Finalist, ‘SHE’ Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC
2013 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show, Berwick VIC
2013 Highly Commended, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC
2012 2nd Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC
2011 1st Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC
2010 Highly Commended, South Eastern Art Festival, Berwick VIC

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