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Michelle Kelly

Mycology - the study of fungi, is the inspiration for Michelle Kelly's artworks. Kelly is drawn to the multiple intricacies, forms, colours and layered structures which make up this amazing fifth kingdom. She aims to capture the beauty and structure of fungi and explores their ecological role in decomposing, recycling and breaking down nutrients from other plant forms. Kelly utilises traditional metal-smithing techniques while experimenting with different metals, surface treatments, patination applications and kinetic movement. Whether subtle or obvious, there is always some degree of movement in her work, giving each piece a unique visual experience as the forms continuously change. Michelle Kelly studied Jewellery Production at Curtin University, Western Australia. In 2015 she was winner of the Indoor Prize, Brighton Jetty Sculpture Classic. She has exhibited widely in South Australia and nationally in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and regionally. Kelly says that she aspires to capture the essence of the fungi which is a hidden treasure doing thankless tasks to help make this planet work. Find Michelle Kelly's CV here

Artforms:

Installation, Jewellery & Metal, Public Art (craft), Sculpture
Michelle Kelly