Michelle Boyde TAS


With a Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours) 2012 from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design and a background in dance, Michelle approaches design in a broad-thinking and cross-disciplinary way, with a unique and transferable skill set that spans fashion, costume, interiors and installation.

She has designed extensively across the performing and visual arts industries, and between 2013-16 was co- founding partner of Brustman+Boyde, a Melbourne/New York collaboration merging fashion and interior design. Through a series of online and offline call and response processes, the pair developed two collections of ‘things for living in’ as well as a backstage fit-out for renowned Melbourne music institution, Bakehouse Studios. Their interior design of The Salty Dog Hotel was shortlisted for Best Restaurant Design at Architecture Australia’s Eat, Drink, Design Awards 2016 and featured in Artichoke Magazine.

Michelle is currently co-director and designer for the Unconscious Collective, a Tasmanian-based art collective creating socially engaged, interactive experiences, experiments and live installations in a variety of settings. Her work with the group has been acquired by the Tasmanian Public Arts Scheme and Menzies Institute for Medical Research, and has received major commissions by Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, The Unconformity and Melbourne’s MPavilion. Projects include a social dreaming and sleeping event at a motel, sound sculptures using the dreams of primary school children, hanging bio-sensor equipped pods for snoozing audience members, and a suite of cardiophonic furniture.