Mirra Whale’s first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art

Discover a curious beauty in the works of 2019 Archibald Prize finalist, Mirra Whale, in her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art.

Artist Mirra Whale in her studio
Artist Mirra Whale in her studio

Sydney-based painter, printmaker and drawer, Mirra Whale explores the idea of finding beauty in the simplest of objects in her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

Intriguingly titled ‘Fodder’, the exhibition eludes to objects sometimes considered to be of little significance – the ‘stuff’ people tend to accumulate over time in their private spaces.

“I want to find beauty in the simplest of objects,” says Mirra. “To chase shadows that reach across the walls with fleeting light. My paintings are an intimate tribute to the everyday possessions that we surround ourselves with – the fodder of life.”

The artist presents commonplace objects in traditional still life composition to celebrate their potential beauty as a challenge to our awareness of everyday possessions – the ‘bits and pieces’ of daily life.

Mirra Whale has also added ceramicist to her repertoire with a series of delicate still life drawings on hand made ceramic platters. Mitchell Fine Art will hang these alongside numerous intricate oil paintings and works on paper.

Garfish with Celia's Bowl by Mirra White, 40 x 60 cm, oil on canvas (2019)
Garfish with Celia’s Bowl by Mirra White, 40 x 60 cm, oil on canvas (2019)
Morgan Street Sidewalk Rose by Mirra White, oil on linen (2019)
Morgan Street Sidewalk Rose by Mirra White, oil on linen (2019)

‘Fodder’ opens at Mitchell Fine Art on Saturday 27th July from 3 – 5 pm with Mirra in attendance.

The exhibition is showing from 24th July – 17th August 2019. All events are free.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur Street in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The gallery is open six days a week and provides free onsite parking.