2024 Solo Commission – Michaye Boulter: ATMOSPHERES

Devonport Regional Gallery


Michaye Boulter

2024 Solo Commission

27 April 2024 – 10 June 2024
Main Gallery


In my studio, there is a large table with a pile of ill-printed photographs; they have been drawn on, ripped up, some photocopied into black and white and drawn on again. There are plenty more in boxes; these are chosen. For a memory, I can’t quite place, nestled amid grasses along the foreshore, an intensity of light or a specific colour, soft duck egg blue, or rich purply greys. They aren’t in chronological or geographical order. They are of places I’ve spent time in and are embedded with recollection and reverie, but now, in my studio, these images reworked, re-felt, and reimagined into collages, become something else. A portal into an imagined realm. Holding these little worlds in my hand, they seem tantalisingly real. And yet, they are also a passage through reality, time, and emotion. They offer clarity and an enigma. And so, I paint to elucidate a certain feeling or atmosphere – describing the space between becoming and dissolving, intimacy and distance, presence and absence. Recomposing familiar landscapes into descriptions of the slow transition of time, one moment to the next, overlapping and turning back on itself. The strange mixed—up continuum of life, an everchanging, incomplete collection of atmospheres.




ATMOSPHERES: Michaye Boulter – 2024 Solo Commission

Saturday 27 April 2024, 11.00 AM
Devonport Regional Gallery, Main Gallery – Ground Level

Please join us at the Gallery to open our 2024 Solo Commission exhibition, ATMOSPHERES by Michaye Boulter on Saturday 27 April 2024, at 11.00 AM.

The exhibition will be opened by Ashley Bird, Senior Curator at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a Floor Talk with Michaye Boulter.

RSVP is appreciated via the QR Code below or online booking link: https://forms.office.com/r/eLbZpN2hYw

Image Details:

Michaye Boulter: Become, Dissolve, 2022, oil on board, 61 x 61cm. Courtesy Bett Gallery and Arthouse Gallery. Photography: Peter Whyte

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Apr 27 2024 - Jun 10 2024


Main Gallery - paranaple arts centre