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Michelle Baharier
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Michelle Baharier is a critically acclaimed multidisciplinary participatory visual artist. She lives and works in South London and exhibits internationally.

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  • COVID Diaries: A Celebration of Life Under Lockdown

    Critically acclaimed multidisciplinary artist, poet and Slade alumni Michelle Baharier is displaying work inspired by her own experience of the Pandemic.  COVID Diaries presents one artist’s perspective – a snapshot in time of the unknown.


  • ‘Covid Diaries: A Celebration of Life Under Lockdown”.

    Michelle Baharier is displaying work inspired by her own experience of the pandemic.  Covid Diaries presents one artist’s perspective, a snapshot in time of the unknown.   Michelle’s partner was hospitalised from covid before the first lockdown and she was forced to quarantine; faced with her partner’s severe illness, her own precarious mental health, a broken washing machine & leaking sink that no plumber would attend to, Michelle kept herself grounded by recording her experience with digital drawing, painting, photography, and by keeping a daily diary.   Michelle’s work expertly brings the human condition to life, letting our emotions flow with her bold use of palette and texture, reflecting our shared experience back at us.    The show includes commissioned portraits of artist Penny Pepper, actress & activist Liz Carr, disabled journalist & editor of the Disability News Service John Pring, disability rights campaigner and member of the House of Lords Baroness Jane Campbell, and live art, performance and video artist Katherine Araniello.   During her week at the gallery, Michelle will be working on handmade limited editions of her diary from March 2020. As the gallery will give her space, time & opportunity to explore her photos & drawings, collecting them…


  • The Walkie-Talkies part1

    The Walkie-Talkies is a multimedia artwork by socially engaged artist Michelle Baharier, based on a poem by David Morris called the Route master race. https://youtu.be/zoJtLbgVdxM David was a disability advisor to the Mayor of London K.Livingstone (and B.Johnson) and life time campaigner for Disabled peoples’ civil-rights, his poem encapsulates the exclusion experienced by disabled people before the buses were made accessible and the excitement of inclusion. Ten digital collages track the absurd, the unfortunate and the ordinariness of our bus journeys through the perspective of those who have used and worked on the London buses.  The collages will convey a range of experience, including the experience of differently abled people’s ability to use public transport. In particular pensioners, many of whom will now have acquired impairments. The full collection (released in instalments from 8th June) are designed to be experienced both on your travels using London transport via your device, or at home. Michelle has made these art works with members of: Golden Oldies, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project, and The Highgate Poetry Society This project was made possible by Arts Council England National Lottery funding and supported by Disability Arts Online and Transport for All. Sign up to the mailing for updates: http://eepurl.com/gvuVgb Insta: @bahariermichelle Fb: Michelle…


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    Hold the date

    Michelle Baharier will be performing on the 16 October 2020.  Save the date and details later.