1978 – 1981 Bachelor of Arts University of Sydney.   1982 – Bachelor of Secondary School Education, University of Sydney

Art courses at:  East Sydney Technical College – Painting.  Willoughby Arts Workshop –  etching, lithography.  Kur-ring-gai Arts Workshop – watercolour and gouache painting.

Mixed Media, Collage, Painting and Drawing Solo Exhibitions 

1990     “Casual Moments” Punch Gallery, Balmain

1991     “Fact and Fantasy” Punch Gallery, Balmain

1994     “Precious Finds” Cornucopia Gallery, Newtown

1995     “Colour Dancing”   Ramon Art Studio, Turramurra

2015     “Far Horizons” Humble House Gallery, Fyshwick, ACT

Group Exhibitions – Mixed Media

1989   “Black and White” Punch Gallery, Balmain.
1994   “Wild Cards” Seasons Gallery, North Sydney. *  Miniatures at Duke of Wellington Gallery, Mosman.
1995   “Large and Small – Changing Dimensions” Regional Gallery of Burnie,TAS. *  “Definitely Decorative” Seasons Gallery, North Sydney . * “Consuming Passions” Duke of Wellington Gallery, Mosman.
1996   “Micro Art in the 90’s” Holdsworth Gallery, Woollahra. * “More Than Meets the Eye” The Private Gallery, Surry Hills.
1997   “Multum in Parvo” Artists Gallery, Hunters Hill. * Kaleidoscope of Miniatures” The Monad Gallery, Mosman. * “Exposition du Club des Miniaturists Australiens”  a la Galerie Austral, Noumea.
1998   “Miniature Highlights” Hazelhurst Retreat Gallery, Gymea. * “Small Treasurers” Artists Gallery, Hunters Hill. * “Small Pictures, Great Harmony” Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics. * “Special Moments” Artrysts Gallery, Frenches Forest.
1999   ASMA National Exhibition and Awards Kur-ring-gai Gallery, Arts Centre.
2000   ASMA National Exhibition and Awards Kur-ring-gai Gallery, Arts Centre. * “Miniature Treasures” Extraordinaire Finks Café & Gallery, Waverton. *“Miniature” Nowra Galleries, Nowra.
2001   ASMA National Exhibition & Awards Kur-ring-gai Gallery, Arts Centre. * Hilliard Society Annual Exhibition Portway Wells, Somerset, UK.
2002    ASMA National Exhibition and Awards Vista Blue, North Sydney. * ASMA QLD International Exhibition and Awards Gold Coast, QLD.
2003   ASMA Qld International Exhibition and Awards Gold Coast, QLD. * Canberra Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition Braddon, ACT. * Canberra Miniature Society Raglan Gallery, Cooma, NSW.
2005   ASMA National Exhibition and Awards Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * Canberra Miniature Society Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, ACT.
2006   “Small and Smaller” Hornsby Art Gallery,  NSW. * “Art in Miniature” Bungendore Fine Art Gallery. * ASMA National Exhibition & Awards. Ewart Gallery, Willoughby.
2007   ASMA National Exhibition & Awards  Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * Christmas Exhibition Mawson Gallery, Mawson, ACT. * Annual Exhibition Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, ACT.
2014   M16 Drawing Prize. M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT. * “A Touch of Red” Salerno Gallery, Glebe.
2015    ASMA National Awards Exhibition, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * “The Perfect Gift” an exhibition by AIM . Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla. 
2016   ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney.  * ASMA National Awards Exhibition, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * “Art In Miniature” Raglan Gallery Cooma.
2017  Finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Hunters Hill Town Hall.  * Art In Miniature Exhibition at Strathnairn Gallery, Holt ACT.  *  National Australian Society of Miniature Art Awards and Exhibition, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * ACT Region Catchment Groups Art Prize Exhibition. * Artbox Projects, Art Basel 1.0, Switzerland – Large Screen Installation Group. *ASOC Spring Exhibition and Awards, Albert Hall, ACT. * ‘East Meets West’, Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove.

2018 Awarded The Southern ACT Catchment Group Prize. *

*** ASMA – Australian Society of Miniature Art   ***AIM – Art in Miniature Canberra ACT.   ***ASOC – Artists Society of Canberra

Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Highly 2015 Highly Commended Mixed Media. National Awards Exhibition for ASMA

2017 First Place for Miniature Art. Royal Canberra Show.  *  Honorable Mention 2017 Chelsea International Art Award, New York. Link to Chelsea International) *  Highly Commended Miniature Art 2017 Royal Easter Show, Sydney. * 1st Place for Mixed Media Miniature Art, National Australian Society of Miniature Art Awards and Exhibition, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby. * The ASOC/Ginninderra Catchment Prize, Fitters Workshop, Kingston , ACT.


Paper Quilting

2004   Began experimenting and developing the craft Paper Quilting
2007 – 2011  Exhibited and sold at:    Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, ACT.  Benedict House, Queanbeyan, NSW.  The Art & Design Markets, Kirribilli, NSW.  Handmade Market, Canberra, ACT.             Q- Theatre, Queanbeyan, NSW.
2008   Teaching at A White Dragon Paper Craft store Phillip, ACT.  Craft and Quilting stores in Sydney.
2010   Workshop on Paper Quilting at National Gallery of Australia. In conjunction with Historic Quilts Exhibition.
2009   Published “Paper Quilting” A handbook on paper quilting techniques.
2009 – 2013    Published over 50 Paper Quilting Patterns.   Workshops sponsored by Bernina Australia at the Craft & Sewing Shows Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne.  Stitches and Craft – Sydney and Melbourne.   Paperific Expo – Melbourne.  Papercraft Festival – Sydney and Brisbane.  Mad Quilter’s Gathering. – Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney. Australasian Quilt Convention – Melbourne.
2011- 2013   Craft & Hobby Association Winter Trade Show, Los Angeles and Anaheim, USA.
2011   Paper Quilt Creations patterns nominated as one of the top 20 Innovation products at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter Show, Los Angeles, USA.
2012   Contracted to The McCall’s Pattern Company New York, USA. McCall’s prints, markets and distributes globally 34 patterns designed by Michaela Laurie of Paper Quilt Creations.
2013   Invited to exhibit at the McCall’s 150th Anniversary stand at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter Trade Show, Anaheim USA.
Web site:
Private and Corporate Collections in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong USA and London. Commissions completed for private and corporate organisations.


Council of Pymble Ladies College, Pymble 1998 – 2002
National Trust Australia – Lindsay Fair Committee
Editor Australia Miniature Society of Australia (NSW) Newsletter 1995 – 1998
Guest contributor to Australian Artists Magazine 1989.  Feature articles on woodcut artist Ruth Burgess and screen printer Charles Arnott.

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