Michelle Hamer: 2020 is Cancelled

Michelle Hamer
Saturday, 14 November 2020 to Sunday, 21 February 2021
George Lance Gallery

In her new series “Relax, We’re Doing Great” Victorian artist Michelle Hamer explores the grittiness and confusion of the global pandemic. In hand-stitched mini billboard panels with changing skyscapes, she captures the clichés and contradictions of the ubiquitous messages that have joined and divided us globally. Her work brings an intimate tactile quality to phrases gathered from signage, media, and the language of national and international leaders.

Michelle Hamer, Batshit Crazy (from the series Relax, We’re Doing Great), 2020, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 26 x 33 cm. (Detail)
Michelle Hamer, Relax, We’re Doing Great (from the series Relax, We’re Doing Great), 2020, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 26 x 33 cm.