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Episode Info:

Michelle Hamer maps contemporary social beliefs, ideals, fears and aspirations through text and urban environments.  Her hand stitched and drawn works capture in-between moments that characterise everyday life and are based on photographs she’s taken and found text.

Despite Michelle planning out her art education as a child she ended up becoming an architect, but a change in her health led her back to art again.  In this episode we discuss becoming a professional artist without going to art school, and how she’s built her career and community from nothing. 

We also talk in depth about Michelle’s research trip to the American/Mexican and Israeli/Palestinian borders.  Plus resilience, self promotion, her success in receiving grants, and what she’s learnt about grant writing along the way.

/ Michelle’s TWS portrait and interview is on our website at

/ You can see One Wall Two Jails, the work that resulted from Michelle’s research trip on her website at


Music: Rapture by Myfawny Hunter

Editing: Alana Helbig 

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