16 February 2023

February 2023


Hello, welcome, I hope you are well!


Whether you are in relationship or not, I hope you can enjoy some seasonal romance like evening sunsets or flowers like Winter Jasmine and Witch Hazel.



‘How Do I Make You Feel?’Solo Art Exhibition by Michelle Baharier




I have been busily preparing for my exciting upcoming solo show at the Foundry.I will be exhibiting new work, which includes portraits of disability activists, campaigners and freedom fighters. I will also be showing the Walkie Talkies, my digital collages exploring the challenges, necessity and contradictions of bus travel most notably on the now decommissioned Routemaster buses.

Below is my interview with Sue Elsegood, part 10 of the Walkie Talkies. If you follow me on Instragram, you’d know that I’m currently painting her portrait.



Watch all DAO videos (The Walkie-Talkies - Disability Arts Online )



The Private View for my solo show will be on March 23rd 2023 6 - 8pm.

The Foundry 17 Oval WayLondonSE11 5RRAll welcome. It would be fantastic to meet you there.


There will be a special guest and refreshments so all the more reason to come. The venue is fully accessible.

Check the Foundry website for my upcoming workshops to accompany the exhibition - https://www.aplaceforchange.co.uk/




Female Icons at the Tate Library



I am also in an exhibition with South London Women Artists at theBrixton Tate Library

titled Female Icons

Dates: 3 - 28 March 2023

The Private View is on 9th March 6 - 8pm and everybody is welcome!

There will be music from the Deptford Wives. The venue is fully accessible and there will be refreshments.

This will be an exciting celebration of International Women's Day for and by the women of the world.

See you there.


I will also be performing at Colchester Arts Centre as part of Instant Vortex Plus

Venue: The White Rooms, 8 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ

Saturday 4th: Open 11am-6pm to drop in and view work. Performance 7.30pm-10.30pmSunday 5th: Open 12pm-4pm to drop in, view work and participate.




The work I am presenting focuses on grief mixed with rituals and sexism. We spend a lot of life going though different emotional states, grief is one of mine. I experienced loss of family and friends at a young age, bereavement was ever present. The saying you are born to die, has always been there.

At the same time being a woman- means being ornamental, with a smile on your face, and being able to have this amazing Colgate smile is apparently much more important than expressing a view, displaying your intellectual prowess, or being allowed to control your own facial expressions that actually relate to your emotions.




Not to be missed!..


Momentous Times: If you have not yet been to The Bookery Gallerie to see the show, it has been extended until the 28 February 2023.

20 Church Street,London,NW8 8EPPhone: 07376 218661 for opening times.

Look forward to seeing you and your comments in the visitors' book.


Being Present: Being Present is a group exhibition and event presenting work by artists from Bethlem Gallery, London and Primary, Nottingham.

Bethlem GalleryBethlem Royal Hospital

Monks Orchard Road,Beckenham, Kent,BR3 3BX1 February – 13 May 2023.Open 9.30am – 5pm, Wednesday-Saturday

Featuring ‘The Great British tea break’ a collaborative performance and installation with Chris Lewis-Jones.https://bethlemgallery.com/blog/the-great-british-tea-break-by-michelle-baharier-and-chris-lewis-jones/)




I look forwards to meeting all my followers, friends and supporters. I do take commissions. run art and poetry workshops, take people on live art walks and all my works are for sale. Please don’t forget to check my website.

Best Wishes,



Michelle Baharier

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