Michele Fountain


Michele Fountain
Visual Artist

Michele Fountain (b. 1981) is a Melbourne-based visual artist working across print, photography, textile, sculpture and installation. Her practice is process-driven and often informed by the materials used. Michele is interested in the unseen worlds carried on underneath everyday visible life. Her current work is concerned with mental health, anxiety and subconscious stories in individuals and societies.

Solo Shows
Looking Wider 
Burrinja Gallery, Upwey15 Nov 2019 – February 2020
Cornucopia
(with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan) | Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen9 Aug – 16 Sep 2019
The Road: Towns of the Hume Highway
Red Earth Gallery, Mooroolbark16 Aug – 23 Sep 2017
Paintbrush, Loom & Hammer: 3 Variations on a Natural History Theme
(with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan and Amy Duncan) | Burrinja Gallery, UpweyJun 24 – Jul 23 2017
Unspoken
Mapping Immediacy HillsceneLIVE Festival, Mt Evelyn29 Oct 2016
Mirror, Mirror
End of the Live Festival, Belgrave28 Nov 2015
Enchanted Forest
(with Julia Day) | Navigating Personal Territories HillsceneLIVE Festival, Monbulk30 Oct 2015

Selected Group Shows
CCP Summer Salon
Centre for Contemporary PhotographyNov 25 – Dec 18 2022
GCVA Graduation Show
VCA Artspace, Victorian College of the ArtsNov 1 – 4 2022
Dora McRea Exhibition
Octagon, Victorian College of the Arts26 – 29 Sep 2022
Dora McRea Exhibition
Octagon, Victorian College of the Arts16 – 22 Mar 2022
ILFORD CCP Salon
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy23 Nov – 15 Dec 2019
Visual Arts Short Courses Exhibition
VCA Artspace, Victorian College of the Arts22 – 26 Oct 2019
Small Works Prize
Arts Mildura, Mildura1 Aug – 1 Sep 2019
Alchemy
Sherbrooke Art Gallery, Belgrave21 Mar – 22 Apr 2019
Yarra Glen Art Show
Yarra Glen Memorial Hall9 – 11 March 2019
What Lies Beneath
Burrinja Gallery, Upwey28 Mar – 6 May 2018
Connections
Frankston Art Centre11 Aug – 1 Sep 2017
Galaxies Geelong Scarf Festival
Australian Wool Museum, Geelong2 Jun – 27 Aug 2017
Duality
Burrinja Gallery, Upwey1 Apr – 14 May 2017
Reflections
Tootsie Gallery, Yass12 Jan – 1 Apr 2017
9 x 5
Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong1 Dec – 21 Dec 2016
Myths & Legends Geelong Scarf Festival
Australian Wool Museum, Geelong3 Jun – 4 Sep 2016
Brooching the Subject
Timeless Textiles, Newcastle13 – 17 Jul 2016
MICRO/MACRO
Burrinja Gallery, Upwey18 Mar – 25 Apr 2016
9 x 5
Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong3 – 22 December 2015
Collective Conscience
End of the Line Festival, Belgrave28 Nov 2015
The Dollhouse
End of the Line Festival, Belgrave28 Nov 2015
Red Obsession One Red Thread Textile Award
Berry School of Arts29 – 30 Aug 2015
Coastlines Geelong Scarf Festival
Australian Wool Museum, Geelong5 Jun – 2 Aug 2015
0809 Weavers Exhibition
Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Carlton North30 May – 15 Jun 2015
Textures of One
Blayney Shire Community Centre21 – 22 Mar 2015
Tactile Pleasure
Apollo Bay Church Hall7 – 31 Jan 2015
Thief of Time BENDER Exhibition
Limerence, Belgrave7 – 14 Mar 2014
Geelong Scarf Festival
Australian Wool Museum, Geelong6 Jun – 7 Sep 2014

Education
Graduate Certificate in Visual Art (candidate)
Victorian College of the Arts2022
Drawing Foundations
Victorian College of the Arts2019
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101
University of Newcastle MOOC2019
Certificate in Design
Creative Fibres (New Zealand via correspondence)2016

Collections
Private Collections (Australia)
Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
Private Collections (International)
Canada