Black and Light

Michelle Hungerford

Michelle Hungerford, Ghost River 1, (detail) 2020, acrylic on canvas, triptych 1525 x 1215 mm each panel . Photography Lou Farina

Black and Light

Michelle Hungerford

This exhibition will be officially opened by Angus Nivison on Saturday 13th February at 2pm and will operate under Service NSW Covid-19 Safe guidelines. Please reserve your place by completing the Event Brite booking form


Michelle was the 2018 winner of the Paddington Art Prize, Defiance Gallery Award and recipient of the Nock Art Foundation Residency, which saw her travel to Queenstown, New Zealand, for three weeks of focused painting. 


Michelle Hungerford

Artist statement

I paint about nature and the environment, and imbue my works with feelings and concerns.

When I start to paint the process is the main subject, but then through the action of painting the other subjects slowly reveal themselves.

Even when the message in the work is bleak, I hope that beauty still prevails.

In the last 2 years the landscape has revealed its bones to me through drought and fire. It has also shown me its incredible ability to restore and repair with the coming of rain. The green veil of lush growth, golden grasses and new life.

The paradoxical feelings of Black and Light.


Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

06 February - 21 March 2021