Michelle Culpitt is a Darwin-based artist who uses proto-photographic processes that rely on exposures made under the sun and subject matter from the immediate environment to create spectral impressions of time and place.

Culpitt trained in darkroom photography at the Castlemaine Technical College, Prahran College with Graeme Hare, and RMIT Media Arts with Les Walking and Janina Green. Postgraduate study included fine art at Sydney College of the Arts and Social Sciences at RMIT.

She was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre, Canada, 2013; Tactile Arts, Darwin, 2014; and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, 2015. She is a recipient of grants and awards from Arts NT, the Copyright Agency Ltd and the Australia Council for the Arts, and was a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2015.

 Recent exhibitions include: ‘Experimentum’ at Tactile Arts, Darwin, and ‘Burrow’ with Annee Miron at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art in 2014; ‘Sun Studio’ at Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria, 2015; and ‘Creatures from the Black Lagoon’ at Mayfair Gallery in 2015, curated by Koulla Roussos. ‘The Dark Reactions’ at Nomad Arts, Darwin, 2016 is her first commercial solo exhibition.

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Portriat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre a demonstration web crop

Michelle making anthotypes in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig, Ireland.