Michele Irving is an artist who works mainly with fabric, combining this with embroidery, paint and beads. 
“I enjoy the versatility of textiles and the amazing colour range. Another reason is the feeling of following previous generations. My great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all stitched. It is my mother who taught me my first sewing skills.”


The themes of her work are predominantly about animals, often combining myths and fairytales with a play on words. Her animals live in another world in which they dream, dance, and celebrate life!


PAST EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Last Light: group Show at The Makers, 65 Abel Smith St. April 27 - May 26 2018

2017 ROAR! Mince Pies December 2017

2016 Creatures 5-31 May 2016 at ROAR! Gallery
2015
Solander Christmas Exhibition - Made By Hand 27 Nov-24 Dec at Solander Gallery. 200 x 200, 27 Nov - 18 Dec at Kina NZ Design + Art Space.

2014 Grimm. 7 March – 1 April 2014 Kina NZ Design + Artspace, New Plymouth

2013 Myths and Legends - Matchbox, Wellington, 26 Nov - 8 Dec. Resolutions - Matariki Exhibition at The Poi Room, Auckland, June. Circus Spectacular - Roar Gallery, Wellington, March

2012 Pirates at ROAR Gallery – May 2012

2011 'I Say, I Say, I Say' – Roar Gallery, Wellington, November. Twisted  Dolls –  Roar Gallery, Wellington

2010 Christmas Show – Roar Gallery, Wellington. Monsters – MyGalaxi, Wellington

2009 My Cuba Street – South Coast Gallery, Wellington. Robot  Show – Thistle Hall, Wellington. Wellington Fringe – Open Studios, Wellington

2008 Wonderland – Toi Poneke, Wellington. Roar Mince Pies – Roar Gallery, Wellington. Capital Times – Best of Wellington 2008 Readers’ Poll. Voted Best Craft: Artist. Latitude 41 – Kina NZ Design + Art Space, New Plymouth. In the Grass – Quilts by Clare Smith and Stitched Beetles by Michele Irving – Minerva.  Teaching My Dog New Tricks – Roar Gallery.

2007 A Canvas in A Pear – Roar Gallery. Rewritten and Crafted Fairy Tales by Michele Irving – Roar Gallery.nROARski Wonderful World of Carnivalesque – Roar Gallery.

2006 Creatures of  Comfort – Roar Gallery. Post From home – Roar Gallery, Wellington

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