Re-imagining Shiver with Michelle Day

Re-imagining Shiver: A collaborative installation

With Michelle Day

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 7 September, 1-4pm, Gungaderra Homestead

Belco Arts

Saturday 14 September, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend. We also ask that you only book into one of the above sessions to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy this experience.

Join sculptor and installation artist Michelle Day in creating the collaborative installation Re-imagining Shiver. This new work refers to Day’s large-scale, illuminated installation ‘Shiver,’ exhibited at Belconnen Arts Centre in 2023.

Community, friends and family are invited to come together to create with the artist and discuss how Re-imaging Shiver may grow and develop.  This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some new techniques, ideas and materials while contributing to a larger piece. 

The work will be created through cutting and joining recycled, translucent plastics and experimenting with light to create a textural environment that is both attractive and unsettling. 

This is the second of eight workshops that Michelle will be running to create this artwork in 2024 – 2025. The new installation will be exhibited at Belconnen Arts Centre in 2026. All participants will be acknowledged in the creation of the collaborative installation if they choose to be.

This workshop will be a relaxed gathering with tea and cake.

Note: The workshop is suitable for all levels of creative experience. No prior knowledge is required.

The workshop is designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome. Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

About Michelle Day

Michelle Day is a Canberra-based sculptor and Installation artist. She primarily creates work from translucent, delicate materials, and light. Michelle is strongly influenced by the evolution and application of science and technology, medical imagery and the growth and structure of organic forms. Her work is both attractive and unsettling responding to the boundaries and tensions between macro and micro worlds in living organisms.

Michelle has exhibited nationally in Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat and Sydney, and internationally in Thailand, Japan, US and New Zealand. She is the recipient of several prestigious grants including from the Australia Council for the Arts, artsACT, Freedman Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Embassy in Thailand.


Instagram: @michelle_i_day

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here