Michele Grimston | Talking about engaging communities while slow stitching | Skills Caravan 2

30 May, 2022

Michele has a Masters in Community Cultural Development and a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in textiles. She is passionate about supporting community initiated projects, and has worked in cultural and community development roles for not-for-profit organisations, galleries and local government for over 10 years.  She is currently the Gungahlin Programs Officer at Belco Arts, managing a program of pop-up arts experiences in the region.

In her personal creative practice, she works predominantly with textile-based practices, including embroidery, tapestry and sewing, but often incorporate other media.  The process of creating these works is meditative and restorative, creating space and time to make sense of the world and the self.  Michele is also influenced by the idea of textiles as a medium of care and connection, and this framework deeply influences my wider practice as a community arts and cultural development practitioner.