21/07/2022 - 07/09/2022

New Work - Painting

Michal Worke - INNER WORKS

Tue-Fri: 9-5pm; Sat: 9-4pm

This exhibition of recent paintings is inspired by the artist’s return to Ethiopia for a residency in 2021.

At three years old, Worke moved from Ethiopia to Israel – via Sudan – with her family as part of “Operation Moses” in the 1980s. Once Michal’s family arrived in Israel they settled and lived in Netanya. Her work offers a reflection on the struggles of survival and sense of home relating to the artist’s personal experiences as well as more global issues around migration.

Worke combines a distinct figurative style – deliberately naive and brightly coloured – with feminist sensibilities, exploring identity and, at times, directly referencing the practice of the late Portuguese-British artist Paula Rego. The artist creates autobiographical paintings, combining self-portraits with portraits of her family and community.


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