Britt Mikkelsen

 

Britt Mikkelsen's practice is inspired by her ‘muse', a term she uses for her daughter Jessica.  Whilst the majority of youths are obsessed with their smart phones and social media presence, Britt’s daughter’s passion for nature and science are a breath of fresh air.  Consequently her artworks are informed by natural objects, the miniscule, forgotten, but often beautiful fragments that inhabit our suburban worlds.

Britt is passionate about nature, yet accepts and even embraces man’s influence on the natural world, for although she acknowledges that technological progress has wreaked havoc on the natural world, ‘it is ironic that without human advancements, we would not have the capacity to reverse the damage already done.’

As such she explores industrial materials combined with the natural, using plastics and engineering grade resins to re-imagine natural subject matter.  Her meticulous layering of resins lends a sense of fragility to her pieces, accentuating the vulnerability of the subject matter, yet ironically the materials she uses are extremely robust.  Consequently the audience is often shocked to find that the artworks are not made of glass, but something usual found coating ‘a factory floor’.  She is passionate about pushing these materials in unusual ways as she strives to create works that appear fragile and feminine, using industrial materials.

Britt received the Stockland Sculpture Prize at the Minniwarra Art Awards in 2017, was awarded the Parker’s Juices Emerging Artist’s Subsidy for her work in Sculpture by the Sea 2017 and in 2018 received the prestigious Helen Lempriere Scholarship for an emerging artist at Bondi.  In 2019 she won the major prize at the Darlington Sculpture Trail for the Darlington arts festival and also the Indoor Sculpture prize at the same festival.

Her work is held in numerous private and public collections in Australia and overseas, Including the cities of Stirling, Cockburn and Melville.

Exhibitions

  • Wed 08 Jul - Fri 07 Aug 2020 'Refrain. Reflect. Reset (Art in the Time of Corona)'

    A group exhibition exploring the artists' experience of the  Corona enforced period of lockdown and isolation. Featuring Kathryn Haug, Mardi Crocker, Alex Maciver, Sue Leeming, Wade Taylor, Di Cubitt, Denise Pepper, Britt Mikkelsen, Ayad Alqaragholli, Liam Dee, Marcia Espinosa, Michelle Hyland, Alana McVeigh, Tori Benz, Jarrad Martyn, Shana James, Ellen Norrish and Lindsay Harris.

  • Wed 11 Dec - Fri 10 Jan 2020 'Seasonal Salon' - STALA CONTEMPORARY artists (Gallery A)

    A salon hang of some of the works of the incredible artists who exhibit at STALA CONTEMPORARY. Join us to celebrate the amazing art year that was! Works pictured here are just an indication and will be available to cash and carry after Opening Night.

  • Wed 13 Nov - Fri 06 Dec 2019 'SYNCHRONICITIES' - Sue Leeming and Britt Mikkelsen (Gallery B)

    WA artists Sue Leeming and Britt Mikkelsen allow process and nature to guide their practice creating moments of synergy in an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that belie their obvious differences. These synchronicities are the still small voice that guide us as we make sense of the nonsensical in a broken world.


Works

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study I

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study I

stone, found objects 2019, 3 x 8 x 6cm

$300.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study II

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study II

stone, found objects 2019, 3 x 4 x 6cm

$250.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study III

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study III

stone, found objects 2019, 2 x 10 x 5cm

$300.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study V

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study V

stone, found objects 2019, 3 x 7 x 7cm

$300.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VI

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VI

stone, found objects 2019, 4 x 10 x 9cm

$300.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Conglomerate

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Conglomerate

stone, found objects, steel, resin, gold leaf 2019, 13 x 21 x 13cm

$600.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Fissure

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Fissure

stone, found objects, steel, resin,gold leaf 2019, 56 x 32 x 20cm

$2,800.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Igneous I

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Igneous I

stone, found objects, resin, gold leaf 2019, 30 x 22 x 26cm

$1,600.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Igneous II

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Igneous II

stone, found objects, steel, resin, gold leaf 2019, 36 x 18 x 13cm

$1,800.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Remnant

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Remnant

stone, found objects, resin, gold leaf 2019, 27 x 18 x 9cm

$975.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Sample I

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Sample I

stone, found objects, steel, resin, silver leaf 2019, 48 x 10 x 10cm

$2,100.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Sedimentary II

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Sedimentary II

stone, found objects, steel, resin, gold leaf 2019, 34 x 19 x 9cm

$1,800.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Transect

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Transect

stone, found objects, resin 2019, 13 x 12 x 23cm

$900.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Worth Less

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Worth Less

stone, found objects, resin, gold leaf 2019, 25 x 26 x 20cm

$2,000.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Silence

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Silence
sold

stone, resin, found objects 2020, 29 H x 16 W x 9 D cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Together Alone

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Together Alone
sold

stone, resin, found objects, steel 2020, 31 H  x 15 W  x 9 Dcm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene
sold

stone, found objects, resin 2019, 30 x 28 x 21cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study IV

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study IV
sold

stone, found objects 2019, 8 x 7 x 3cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VII

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VII
sold

stone, found objects 2019, 4 x 6 x 5cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Schism

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Schism
sold

stone, found objects, resin 2019, 24 x 17 x 23cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Tectonia

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Tectonia
sold

stone, found objects, resin 2019, 38 x 16 x 17cm

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Funghi II

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Funghi II
sold

resin, acrylic, timber 2018, 43 x 22 x 17cm

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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