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!

Michele Irving – Exhibition History
After Hours 7- 30 July 2016 at ROAR! Gallery

2016 Creatures 5-31 May 2016 at ROAR! Gallery
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.

ROARski Wonderful World of Carnivalesque – Roar Gallery.

2006 Creatures of  Comfort – Roar Gallery.

Post From home – Roar Gallery, Wellington

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