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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.

2019
Still Life - Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize (EMSLA), Project Contemporary Artspace, NSW

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

Grey jug and jugs


oil on board

74 x 89 cm

antique frame

$8,200 (antique frame) $5,800 (reframed contemporary)

Alison Mitchell

Blue and white


oil on board

52 x 65 cm

antique frame

 

$4,600 (antique or contemporary frame)

Alison Mitchell

Colander stack #3


oil on board

87 x 71 cm

antique frame

$6,800 (antique frame) $5,200 (reframed contemporary)

Alison Mitchell

Pair of peeled


oil on board

50 x 56 cm
antique fame

$4,900 (antique frame) $4,600 (reframed contemporary)

Alison Mitchell

Wallpaper and gin jar


oil on board

73 x 68 cm

antique frame

$6,500 (antique frame) $4,900 (reframed contemporary)

Alison Mitchell

Sky blue


oil on board

59 x 86 cm

antique frame

$6,200 (antique frame) $4,200 (reframed contemporary)

Alison Mitchell

Maroon jug


oil on board

45 x 54 cm

antique frame

$4,200 (antique or contemporary frame)

Alison Mitchell

Red jug


oil on board

68 x 58 cm

(reproduction antique frame)

$4,600

Alison Mitchell

Mitchell teapot


oil on board

52.5 x 62.5 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$5,200

Alison Mitchell

Unruly cumquats


oil on board

53 x 53 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$4,600

Alison Mitchell

Juiced


oil on canvas board

44 x 44 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$4,200

Alison Mitchell

Water glass


oil on canvas board

44 x 44 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$4,200

Alison Mitchell

Black jug


oil on board

42 cm in diameter

(round frame)

$3,200 framed

Alison Mitchell

Fish Knife


oil on board

49 x 59 cm

(round frame)

$4,200 (round frame)

Alison Mitchell

Marmalade


oil on board

48.5 x 63.5 cm

(contemporary style light wood frame)

$3,500

Alison Mitchell

Glass bowl


oil on board

37 x 37 cm

(contemporary frame)

$2,900

Alison Mitchell

Assorted


oil on linen

60 x 60 cm

(unframed)

$4,200

Alison Mitchell

Watering can


oil on canvas

77 x 77 cm

(unframed)

$4,200

Alison Mitchell

Colander


oil on board

53 x 63 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$4,600

Alison Mitchell

Blue vase


oil on board

58.5 x 73.5 cm

(dark contemporary frame)

$4,800

Alison Mitchell

Samovar


oil on canvas

122 x 101 cm

$12,000 (unframed)

Alison Mitchell

Bite


oil on board

25 x 30 cm

(reproduction antique frame)

$1,800

Alison Mitchell

Ripening


oil on linen board

44 x 44 cm

(contemporary style frame)

$3,200

Alison Mitchell

Eu de cologne


oil on board

37 x 33 cm

(reproduction antique frame)

$2,200

Alison Mitchell

Brown bottle jug & pomegranate


oil on canvas

60 x 60 cm

 

$4,600 (framed)

Alison Mitchell

Baby Pomegranates


Oil on canvas

46 x 60 cm
(framed)

$3,850

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