Michael Wolfe has had over 30 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows, been included in the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival with the exhibition ‘Shimmer’, the 2020 contemporary landscape survey show (Con)textural Landscapes at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2019 Ballarat International Photo Biennale open program and collaborated with renowned Australian author Alex Miller in the international collab project and exhibition Now&Them in Shanghai China.
His current exhibition, a collaboration with writer Kirsten Krauth and lyrics by Nick Cave, Someone To Watch Over Me – The Better Angels of Our Nature, is part of St Kilda Writer’s Week, Ballarat International Photo Biennale and International Poetry Day 2022.
The exhibition explores themes of remembrance as expressed in memorial statuary and reflections on loss, sorrow, absence, melancholy and letting go in these uncertain times. How do we appeal to the better angels of our nature and where are they – just when we need them the most.
“These are old bones and old metaphors – artists and poets have been here before, many times. But both photographer and writer have found a path through the tangled undergrowth of familiar images to create new work which is sensitive, disconcerting and strong.” Jennifer Long, Curator.
“It seems to me there is something significant and felicitous that sculpture and poetry should be brought together with the art of photography. There’s something about great photography which is elegiac, about fixing and conserving lachrimae rerum – tears at the heart of things.” John Wolseley, Artist.
Michael has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally and my work is included in public, corporate and private collections.