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Alison Mitchell

Artist Statement

Alison Mitchell’s work continues to focus on a still life tradition of domestic objects intentionally arranged and composed in the studio. It is timeless, deeply embedded in the practice of carefully observed painting from life - of plants grown, objects treasured. As a practice it demands attentiveness to the agency of art making, to the fall of light, the shift of shadow, of elation, uncertainty, and, particularly, to the weft and warp of what is known and what is seen.

Alison Mitchell is a visual artist based near Riverton in regional South Australia where she shares a studio building with her husband, artist Robert Hannaford.  She works in watercolour and oils, responding to the seasonal changes of her garden, underpinned by careful observation from life and informed by her studies in Anthropology and Asian Art History.

2018
Selected Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize SH Ervin Gallery Sydney NSW
Selected Finalist - Kennedy Art Prize SA
Selected Finalist  - Fleurieu Art Prize SA
Solo Exhibition – Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf SA

2017
Finalist – Eutick Memorial Art Prize (EMSLA) – Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong NSW
Finalist - Hills Art Prize - Hahndorf Academy SA
Finalist - Tatiara Art Prize - Walkway Gallery, Bordertown SA
Finalist – Whyalla Art Prize Middleback Arts Centre Whyalla SA
Finalist - 2nd prize – Barossa Cook Exhibition - Barossa Regional Gallery
Finalist – Kennedy Art Prize SA

2016
Menagerie, Group Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery
Selected Finalist – Heysen Landscape Prize, SA
Selected Finalist - Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize SH Ervin Gallery NSW
Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize – Food and Wine x 3. Judges Commendations for all 3 Entries
Selected Finalist – Lethbridge10000 QLD
Solo Exhibition Scenic Hotel Norton Summit SA SALA Festival
Solo Exhibition Diggers – Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SALA Festival

2015
Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2015
Finalist – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Award
The Advertiser SALA represented Artists exhibition, Advertiser Building, Adelaide
Riverton Light Gallery ‘ By the Way’ joint exhibition with Robert Hannaford
Solo Exhibition at Signal Point Regional Gallery Goolwa SA
Curated exhibition ‘Embody’ Signal Point Gallery Goolwa SA
Solo Exhibition at Diggers, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2014
Winner - Burra Regional Art Gallery SA - Art of the Garden
Winner - People’s Choice – Burra Regional Art Gallery, SA
SALA Solo Exhibition Digger’s Adelaide Botanic Gardens

2013
Selected Finalist - Fleurieu Art Prize SA
on the shelf, exhibition Berri Regional Art Gallery also toured to Burra and Waikerie SA
Riverton Light Gallery Solo exhibition

Alison Mitchell

The Gardener's Lunch


Oil on linen

90 x 60 cm

$5,850

Alison Mitchell

Clivea


Oil on linen

60 x 90 cm

$5,850

Alison Mitchell

Jug Cluster - grey


Oil on canvas

80 x 80 cm

$5,450

Alison Mitchell

Glass of Water - Freesias


Oil on canvas

60 x 60 cm

$4,650

Alison Mitchell

Coffee and Tea


Oil on board

46 x 60 cm

$3,850

Alison Mitchell

Ginger, Jars and Satsuma Plums


Oil on board

46 x 60 cm

$3,850

Alison Mitchell

Daisies


oil on board

30 x 30 cm

$1,800

Alison Mitchell

Magnolias


Oil on canvas

30 x 30 cm

$1,800

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