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Michelle Baharier

Michelle Baharier is a multimedia Artist, who makes art to open up your heart. As a socially engaged artist Michelle creates projects with communities of interest. This includes performance art, sometimes in form of walks and other public art forms. Michelle has been part of the D.I.Y arts and squatting communities, ruining social centers and arts across a wide specturm she enjoys regencies exhibitions which working in wider community. Michelle studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design, and her Post Grad was at the Slade School of Fine Art. Michelle has exhibited in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Michelle uses performance, sound, sculpture installation, drawing and painting, she has a sound piece called Sedition, part of Sound moves in the archives of Tate Modern UK and is blogging about her arts practice. Michelle has authored many books, arts, poetry and Cooking. She was the founder of the disabled led mental health charity CoolTan Arts, She famously started the Largctyal Shuffle walks, CoolWalks and Southwark hidden stories’.

Posts by Michelle Baharier

Digital artwork of a woman with blue face and black hair

A ‘dyslexic rant’ about the impact of Instagram

Does it work for you? This is a series of blogs/views about Instagram. To get a picture I need your heIp. As disabled artists, we will have different experiences about our ability to interact and use different mediums so please share your experiences at the end of these blogs. So how ...

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Dress

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and in 2012 I made work that celebrated the London Olympics and the Paralympics but also Charles Dickens' bi-centenary, depicting Miss Havisham's Wedding Dress. It's now being brought out of storage for a new show, Impatient! Stories of service user advocacy at Bethlem Museum of ...

Arts Health and well-being and the professionals

It’s probably about time I started writing about all the things I’ve done because it seems that everyone else is #Arts #Health and #Wellbeing. As I am a dyslexic I’ve written this on a speech to text attachment but also due to my dyslexia I am speaking this and it is ...

Brightly coloured painting

Spirit

Spirit is the latest exhibition I have produced: a body of autobiographical works, it's about living with complex post traumatic stress disorder after being stalked and victimised. How do you survive 'gaslighting'? This body of work is that which saves us and is saving me. 'Gaslighting' aims to discredit a person. Its ...

Paralympic Athletes mural to be unveiled…

I have been working on a mural for the Paralympic Atheletes to be unveiled later on this year… Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, David Weir, Ade Adepitan, Jonnie Peacock, Kadeena Cox, and Ellie Simmonds all feature. I painted all the athletes in action with the intention of showing their determination. I only had ...

Michelle Baharier: making art from the human condition

Depression a name Given to your state of mind A name used to describe you to others A name for want of any other name A time of non-existence A frame without borders A newspaper Yet for me Art is the only Tool

Michelle Baharier