Now Thus Now Thus

part of The Invisible City, Alexandra Business Park, St. Helens, UK

November 2016 commissioned by Heart of Glass

Michelle Browne will present a newly commissioned work Now Thus Now Thus as part of The Invisible City, commissioned by Heart of Glass, an agency for collaborative and social arts practice based in St Helens, Merseyside, UK.
Now Thus Now Thus is a semi fictional tour through Alexandra Park, the site of the Pilkingtons Glass heaquarters and factory that existed in the town of St. Helens for over 200 years. For more infromation about the work go to


My Brilliant Friend 1st July - 3rd September 2016

Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Michelle Browne will present Mná na hÉireann as part of My Brilliant Friend at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin from 1st July - 3rd September 2016. The exhibition is curated by Rayne Booth and features the work of Michelle Browne, Avril Corroon, Ella de Búrca, Lisamarie Johnson, Laugh a Defiance. The exhibition considers female solidarity, work, economy, protest and how to negotiate life in Dublin as an artist and a woman in 2016. The art works that result come from a context of crisis, injustice, disappointment, and yet they show humour, warmth, solidarity, generosity.


Artworks - part of Carlow Arts Festival 10 -19th June 2016

VISUAL and St Patrick’s College, Carlow, Ireland

Michelle Browne will present Mná na hÉireann as part of ART WORKS, the 37th annual open submission exhibition and art prize. Running for 10 days at VISUAL and St Patrick’s College. The exihibition will also features work by artists selected from open submission as well as 5 invited artists. This year ART WORKS has been selected by Annie Fletcher, Senior Curator, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven & Claire Feeley, Producer Barbican, London.


Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside March 26-24 April 2016

Ballinglen Art Foundation Gallery, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Michelle Browne will present a newly commissioned work as part of this group exhibition across the county of Mayo. The exhibition takes Kathleen Lynn as its starting point, and Browne will present a work that deals with the politicization of women and their role in politics in contemporary Ireland. The exhibtion is curated by Catherine Marshall and funding by The Arts Council of Ireland.


Upcoming Project

Border Crossings
SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) brings together curators and visual artists from Ireland and Australia to respond to cross-cultural issues surrounding the legacy of colonialism & the challenges of reconciliation that are relevant to both countries.
Curators: Michelle Browne & Mary Knights
Irish performance artists: Michelle Browne, Sandra Johnston, Dominic Thorpe
Australian artists: Sue Kneebone, Julie Gough, Yhonnie Scarce
Launch 6pm Wednesday 2 March 2016
Guest Speaker: The Honourable, Mr Noel White, Irish Ambassador to Australia
Image: Sandra Johnston & Dominic Thorpe, Due Process 2, performance, Third Space Gallery, Belfast, 2011.

Supported by Culture Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

Past work

This website is currently under construction. More past work will be added in the coming weeks.