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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation visual artist consultant mentor
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction Michael James O’Hanlon is a queer artist, activist and community development expert.with a studio at the Abbotsford Convent Melbourne Australia He exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions. In 2016 he spent a month in Venice with Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia. In 2014 he undertook a three month residency with the Agora Collective in Berlin His most recent exhibitions have been at fortyfivedownstairs gallery CBD Melboutne, the RED Gallery Fitzroy North Thousand Pound Bend Gallery, CBD Melbourne and Rosalyn Smorgon Gallery Footscray, Joel Gallery Altona, and the Convent Gallery Daylesford, all in the State of Victoria, Australia He studied at Footscray Community Arts Centre from 2007-9 achieving a Certificate in Further Education Art Studies. His course included foundation studies, cultural perspectives cross media applications and contemporary art practice. Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne and Auckland Universities, Bachelor of Social Work Melbourne University and a Masters of Business, Victoria University. He is a professional Member of the National Association of Visual Arts Australia and the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Interests visual art, the male unclothed, queer perspectives, counter reformation art, social and spiitual architecture, the melbournegrungeglam aesthetic, spirituality, community development and social justice, making a difference
Favorite Music world music
Favorite Books Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Henry Handel Richardson Australia Felix trilogy any sufi poetry Rumi or Hafeez