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Michelle Roberts
First Floor Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
21 September – 17 November

Michelle Roberts is a Bexhill-based artist whose paintings and drawings are ambitious in scale, conception and realisation. Her subjects arise from the realm of lived experience, such as a holiday, a visit to the ‘Dinosaur World’ exhibition, or the thrill of an Air Show, whilst other works celebrate events such as the Diamond Jubilee, Remembrance Day, or films that she has seen. While photographs serve as references, they are mere hints and prompts rather than images to be copied.

Michelle Roberts, 2022

Image: Michelle Roberts, Project Art Works studio, 2022, photo Georgie Scott

Roberts’ meticulous drawing style intricately dissects shapes and forms, creating patterns with unwavering precision and control, with compositions that come to life through vivid colour.

Through detailed yet joyful execution, Roberts invites the viewer to explore each of these vibrant universes, drawing our attention to the different ways that we remember.

Roberts’ solo exhibition is programmed in collaboration with Outside In, following the artist winning first prize at Outside In’s national open exhibition, ‘Humanity’, in 2023. Roberts is a member of Project Art Works, a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists based in Hastings, and was previously included in the group exhibition, ‘In the Realm of Others’ at the De La Warr Pavilion (2015).

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Lead image: Michelle Roberts, Old Bands, 2022


From September 21, 2024
to November 17, 2024

Location: De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
Email: [email protected]

Makers featured at Michelle Roberts at DLWP