The Dome

By Beth Mitchell $3,000

Medium: Metallic pearl paper acrylic facemount

Size: 100cm by 100cm

General Information: Available to order. Edition of 9 + 2 AP

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About the Artist

Bio

Beth Mitchell currently resides and practices between Brisbane and Melbourne, having devoted many years to developing her unique approach to underwater digital photography. 

In response to the contemporary cultural and environmental landscape, Mitchell’s underwater photographs showcase diverse femininity in ethereal, underwater settings. Seeking hope and belonging, for both the collective and within herself, each body of Mitchell’s work delves into what it means to be a woman today, via her medium of photography and water.

In 2021, Mitchell won the prestigious ”Brisbane Portrait Prize” with her photographic self portrait “No Land in Sight”. In 2022, her film, “The Holocene” was commissioned by the Brisbane City Council and sits in their permanent, outdoor, digital collection. Mitchell’s works are featured in public and private collections nationally and internationally.

 

“To dive into Beth Mitchell’s contemporary photographic art is to be immersed in an underwater world of female figures suspended in mindful and surreal constructs. With a fierce commitment to celebrating the female form, Beth’s work has evolved and matured in response to internal and external narratives. Her recent work explores connections to culture, nature, and social issues, creating impact with intimate and emotive stories, and a skillful mastery of technical challenges.”

- words by Beautiful Bizarre writer Elizabeth Barden

 

 

 

Prizes

2021                    

Brisbane Portrait Prize - “No Land in Sight” $50,000 Acquisition (winner) 

2020                    

Mono Awards Australia - Lumina” (honourable mention) 

Australia Top Emerging Photographer - (honourable mention) 

2019                    

Brisbane Portrait Prize - Ascension" (category winner “Music + Performing Arts” $7,000)              

Beautiful Bizarre International Photographic Art Prize -“Ariadne" (third place) 

Australian Photography Awards - “Out of the black into the blue” (honourable mention) 

 Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane, “The Dome” (curators choice)

2018                    

Capture Magazine Emerging Photographer of the Year - “The Dome” series (winner) 

2015                    

RAW National Photographer of the Year Awards (winner) 

Heritage Bank Photographic Award (runner up)          

Heritage Bank Bruce Mckenzie Award “Vesuvius” (winner) 

2014                    

NB Art Prize - “Vesuvius” (honourable mention) 

2013                    

Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize, “Alice” (category winner “creativity”) 

 

Collections

2022                    

Brisbane City Council Digital Art Collection Film Acquisition - “The Holocene”             

Brisbane City Council Art Acquisition - Cinemagraph (3) “Crown”, “Embryo” + “Origin”  

2020                    

Gadens Art Collection Acquisition - “Embers” 

2019                    

Aria Development Art Acquisition “The Drapery” (“Arafura” + “Imaginarium” series) 

  

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022                    

“Watertight” - Penny Contemporary, Hobart 

2021                    

Firewater” - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane  

2020                    

“Force of Femininity” - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane  

2018                    

The Dome” - Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Victoria  

2017                    

“The Dome” - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane  

2016                    

“Arafura” - Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane  

2014                    

“The Imaginarium” - Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay  

“The Imaginarium” - C Gallery, Brisbane 

2012                    

“Whimsical” - Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba 

 

Finalist

2021                    

Beautiful Bizarre International Photographic Art Prize - Amphitrite

2020                    

Brisbane Portrait Prize -” Embers

Beautiful Bizarre International Photographic Art Prize -“Evergreen"

Clayton Utz Art Award - Lumina”

2019                    

Clayton Utz Art Award - “Equipoise”

Lethbridge 20000 - “Out of the black into the blue”

2018                   

Clayton Utz Art Award - “The Dome”

2017                    

Clayton Utz Art Award - “Madrigalia” “Sonetto” “Ariadne” “Renaissance”

2016                    

Clayton Utz Art Award - “Arafura” 

2015                    

Clayton Utz Art Award - “Ivory Rose”

2012                    

Macquarie Photography Prize                  

Muswellbrook Photographic Award - “Alice”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2022                    

“Botanica” - Outdoor Exhibition, Brisbane City Council -

The Holocene” multiple location                    

“Interconnected” - Beautiful Bizarre Show, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW                 

380co - Beth Mitchell + Josh Dyykgraaf, Collingwood Victoria               

380co - Affordable Art Fair Sydney  

2021                    

“Springfinity” - Brisbane City Council Vitrine Installation, Edward & Queen St, Brisbane                

“Springfinity” - Brisbane City Council, Lightbox works (7) King George Square      

Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD 

2020                    

"Artists Down Under” - Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California 

2018                   

Manyung Galleries - Singapore Affordable Art Fair 

2017                    

Heritage Bank Art Prize - University of Queensland, Toowoomba 

2016                    

“She” - Manyung Galleries Melbourne, Victoria 

2015                     

“Works on Paper” - Manyung Galleries Melbourne, Victoria 

2014                    

Queensland Festival of Photography - Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba                    

Grammar Art Show - Toowoomba                   

Retrospect Galleries Affordable Art Fairs 

2013                     

“See Me” - Digital Art Exhibition, New York                     

“Keeping Youth” - Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay 

Grammar Art Show - Feature Artist, Toowoomba 

Heritage Bank Art Award - Brisbane Performing Arts Centre 

Retrospect Gallery Artists International Affordable Art Fairs 

2012                    

“Strutten Collective” - Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane 

Muswellbrook Art Prize Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW 

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