Michelle Hiscock

b. 1968

Michelle Hiscock trained at the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, graduating in 1991. Her early work, of small but powerfully evocative landscapes, was well received by both collectors and critics, and she has continued since then to develop her pictorial language, exploring the traditions of classical landscape from a contemporary perspective. Both her practice and her research have informed the lectures and master classes for which she is widely known at the National Art School and the Art Gallery of NSW.

Michelle has lived in Japan and France and travelled widely in Europe and especially Italy. She has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and has been a finalist in several prestigious art prizes such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and Gallipoli Art Prize. Michelle was awarded the inaugural artist in residence at St Albans in NSW, and has taken part in group shows around Australia as well as in London and Switzerland. In 2017, Hiscock travelled with a group of 12 artists to the Western Front, which resulted in the NSW regional touring exhibition Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front. In 2019, Michelle held her first regional solo exhibition at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery titled ‘Two Rivers’.

 

VIDEOS:

Opening Night, Australian Galleries Sydney, 2021

Anatomy of oil painting, Art Gallery of NSW, 2015

Art After Hours: Richard Glover interviews en plein air artists, Art Gallery of NSW, 2008

 

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Michelle Hiscock and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the 2023 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Image: Jenny Rodgerson  Self portrait with mudras  2023  oil on linen  165 x 107 cm Congratulations to Michelle Hiscock and …

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Michelle Hiscock and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the Portia Geach Memorial Award

Images above: Jenny Rodgerson  Tangled – Self Portrait  oil on linen  62 x 72 cm; and Michelle Hiscock  Sister of …

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2022 Salon des Refusés – Selection announced

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Michelle Hiscock, Martin King, Glenn Morgan, Mary Tonkin and Christine Wrest-Smith who are included in the …

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Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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David Frazer ‘All That You’ve Loved’ Exhibition at Trinity College

‘David Frazer is primarily a graphic artist, a printmaker, who in his work creates a little microcosm, or a convincing …

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Michael Buzacott – SLOT Window Gallery 2024

Image above: Michael Buzacott  Olympia  2024  steel  199 x 130 x 69 cm   SLOT is an independent window gallery …

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Heather Shimmen Exhibition Featured in Memo Review

Curator Sheridan Palmer has written an insightful review for Memo Review of Heather Shimmen’s solo exhibition  The Sun Shining Ultravioletly …

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Dale Miles, Stephanie Monteith and David Horton – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

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Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

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Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

‘Reflecting about the last few years of my practise, I realised that the perspective to which I’m constantly drawn is …

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Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

Deborah Williams  Differences in degree  2016  etching, engraving, aquatint and roulette, edition 20, 53 x 56 cm A selection of works …

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Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

Image: Professor Fred Myer and curator Kelli Cole pictured at the NGA Artworks L-R: Sandover Map, Cartography © Brenda Thornley …

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Philip Davey – Documentary by Peter M Lamont

Philip Davey, pictured in his studio Filmmaker Peter M Lamont, of Handmade Films, has created a short film focusing on …

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