Britt Mikkelsen

Britt  Mikkelsen
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About the Artists:

Britt Mikkelsen is a Perth based sculptor, designer and public artist, whose repertoire is diverse.  From public art and sculptural works, through to commercial design and fabrication of lighting for commercial interiors, she has been involved in the arts for 20 years.  Her work explores the hidden beauty in nature, the lost things,  the things we often ignore in our daily lives.  Her work often uses lighting both symbolically and literally to engage the onlooker and create a sense of wonder

Biography:

  • (BA) Visual Arts, Sculpture Major Curtin University of Technology.
  • Experience running own furniture design fabrication business.
  • 13 years experience in film, theatre and television industry.
  • 3 years colour consultancy
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, VIACad
  • Knowledge of electrical licensing laws and procedures for national electrical approvals.
  • Knowledge of Australian Standards pertaining to Occupational health and Safety, Public Structures, Climbing and Falling hazards, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles
  • Holds White Card

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PRIZES/AWARDS

2018 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi – Helen Lempriere Scholarship $30000

2017 Minniwarra Art Awards- Stockland Sculpture Award
2017 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi- Parker’s Juices Emerging artist’s Subsidy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1999  
Sample Space-(simultaneous exhibitions) The Verge Inc, Northbridge WA, Galleri Projekt,  Copenhagen Denmark
1995 Catharsis- Verge Gallery, Northbridge WA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  Bayswater Art Awards

2018   Finalist - Claremont Art Awards

2018  'Don't Jettison Everything'  Mundaring Arts Centre

2018  Hale School Art Awards

2018  Wanneroo art Awards

2018   Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

2018   ‘Trace’  Gallery 152, York

2018  ‘Meraki Vol 3’, Ferguson Foundry

2017  ‘Nuance’- Artist Run Initiative, Gallows Gallery

2017   Sculpture by the Sea Bondi

2017  Melville Art Awards

2017  Hale School 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition

2017  Finalist- Bunbury Bienalle

2017  Cossack Art Awards

2017  Ouside-In- Sculpture by the Sea Winter Exhibition

2017  Six Zero Five One - Studio

2017  Finalist- Rockingham Art Awards

2017  Finalist- Minnawarra Art Awards

2017  Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe

2017  ‘Background Background Briefing’- Gallery 25 Edith Cowan University

2016  Bayswater Art Awards2016  Earth.Wind,Water’- Moores Building Fremantle

2016  Hale School Art Exhibition

2016  ‘Inside an Artist’s Mind’- The Studio Gallery Yallingup

2016   City of Melville Art Awards

2016   City of Wanneroo Art Awards

2015   ‘Coast’ – Clancy’s Fish Bar City beach

2015   Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

2013   Melville Sculpture Walk, Deep Water Point

2012   Churchlands Senior High School 50th Anniversary Exhibition                            

2002   Found- Mundaring Arts Centre, WA

1999   Kaliedescope- Galleri Projekt, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995   Antibodies-The Verge Gallery, Northbridge, WA.

1993   Graduates Exhibition- Curtin University, WA.

PUBLIC ARTWORKS

2017  Karratha Instrumentation Centre Public Artwork

2015  ‘Windswept’ Charles Riley Oval Public Art Project

2014  Cockburn Integrated Health Campus- Public Art Project

2014  Koko” – Shenton Park Dog’s Refuge, Shenton Park 

2013  ‘Luminous Garden’ – Temporary Art Project

2011 ‘ That Which Lies Beyond..’ Piney Lakes, Murdoch

2011  Memorial Tree- Denmark Cemetery

2010 ‘Stirling Spirit’, Morris Place, Innaloo.

COLLECTIONS

  • Bob Every Private Collection
  • City of Stirling Collection
  • City of cockburn Collection
  • City of Melville Collection
  • Sculpture Encounters, Sculpture Park, Granite
  • Island South Australia
  • The Mostyn Family Collection

PUBLICATIONS

  • 'Getaway', Catriona Rowntree's Sydney Channel 9, 1 December 2018
  • 'Damien Hirst swims with the sharks in the Sculpture by the Sea', Linda Morris 18 October 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Arts Section
  • ‘Nuance in Nature’, The Post p 93, 9 Dec 2017
  • ‘Artists of Perth’ Book, p. 96, Dec 2017, Premium Publishers
  • ‘Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Gallery’, Jana Topler 4 March 2017 broadsheet.com.au
  • Sculpture by the Sea 20th Anniversary Book’, p. 165, 2016
  • Jan – Mar 2016  Promotional/ Marketing for Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2016
  • Sept 15 2015  ‘Artists Raise the Bar’ – Western Suburbs Weekly Page 17
  • Sept 12 2015  ‘Gallery by the Sea’ – The Post Page 72
  • 13 Mar 2015- ‘Circles of Life in Sculptures at the Beach’ The Weekend West AAA Weekend Liftout p 102
  • 10 Mar 2015- 98.5fm Interview for Sculpture by the Sea,
  • 7 Mar 2015- Post Newspaper, page 17,
  • 6 Mar 2015 Sculpture by the Sea Unveiled in Perth’ Cream Magazine
  • 6 Mar 2015 Today Show, Channel 9,– Sculpture by the Sea, artwork coverage
  • 3 Mar 2015 ‘Shell Belle’ Belmont Gazette,
  •  26 Feb 2015 ‘Cottesloe Beach Sculpture created Straight from the Art.’ WA Today/Sydney Morning Herald
  • 12 Apr 2014‘Red Dog Koko Home’ Page 1, The Subiaco Post 
  • 11 Apr 2014 ‘Tribute to Red Dog Star’ page 17 The West Australian

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2017   Karratha Instrumentation Centre Public Artwork

2015   ‘Windswept’ Charles Riley Oval Public Art Project

2014   Cockburn Integrated Health Campus - Public Art Project

2014   Koko - Shenton Park Dog's Refuge, shenton Park

2014  Clancy's FishBar dunsborough - Bespoke lighting design/manufacture

2013  'Luminous Garden' - temporary Project

2013  Clancys FishBar City BeachLighting Design and fabrication/floor murals (with Plumb and Paul Burnham , architect)

2012   Clancys Fish Pub Canning Bridge/Fremantle Signage design, lighting, interior design consultation

2012  BOBECHE Bar/Restaurant St Georges Tce Perth Scenic Artwork 2012(with Vania Lawson and Painted Earth)

2011  ‘That Which Lies Behind..’ Piney Lakes, Murdoch

2010   ‘Stirling Spirit’, Morris Place, Innaloo

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT

  • 2007 - present   Plumb Construction and Design Designer
  • 2007 – 2009      UWA Australia – Architecture Dpt Lecturer- Furniture design
  • 1999 – 2007      Plumb Construction and Design Scenic Painter/Props
  • 1997 – 2008      Sabi Art and Design  (Redheads Studios) Visual Effects Painter
  • 1997 - 1999       The Painted Earth, Fremantle Colour Consultant
  • 1998                  Boo Creative – Visual Merchandiser 
  • 1996 – 1998      Luxury Overdose- Visual Merchandiser              

Associated Exhibitions

Studio Treasures 6 - 21 July
A collection of small artworks by each Studio Artist
6 July - 21 July, 2019
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IN THE REALM OF NATURE | Christmas Exhibition | 10 Artists
Mel Brigg, Herman Pekel, Britt Mikkelsen, Bronwen Newbury, Di Taylor, Jill Yelland, Norm Wilson, Genevieve Montgomerie, Rob Forlani and Wanda Comrie
15 December, 2018 - 4 January, 2019
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SAFE Charity Art Auction 6:30pm Sunday 21 January
An Art Auction raising money to secure permanent premises for Saving Animals From Euthanasia, held at The Studio Gallery and Bistro.
21 January - 21 January, 2018
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CHRISTMAS GIFTS
1 December - 24 December, 2017
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Ocean - Artist's Inspiration
25 May - 25 June, 2017
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"Inside An Artists Mind"
Features a diverse and dynamic collection of self-portraits from a group of the gallery’s inspiring artists.
2 July - 20 July, 2016
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