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Weaving truths and nightmares, but always

with dark humour

Michelle Driver is a tapestry artist whose work delves deep into the realms of gothic aesthetics, the eerie and sinister. Her artistic journey is a narrative of non-conformity, a celebration of queerness, and an exploration of her childhood trauma, all underscored by a subtle but resonant dark humour.

In her tapestries, monochrome dominates, like shadows cast in the darkest corners of the mind. Yet, within this darkness, Michelle masterfully weaves small pops of colour. These bursts of vividness serve as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the ability to find beauty even in the most haunting of places.

Through her art, Michelle Driver invites us to revel in the beauty of decay, to find allure in the forgotten and discarded, and to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her work is a testament to the profound, often unsettling, but undeniably captivating beauty that can be discovered when one dares to look beyond the surface.

Recipient of the 2016 Port Pirie Art Prize and a finalist of many others, Driver’s distinctive visual language makes her work both instantly recognisable and difficult to classify.

You can find Michelle's handwoven accessories and handmade soy candles on her Threefold Designs website.

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