Located in the illustrious James St precinct, Mitchell Fine Art Gallery is one of Brisbane’s premier destinations for Indigenous and contemporary Australian art, showcasing a wide range of acclaimed and emerging talents. While the National Gallery of Victoria and Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art have been dominating the nationwide art conversation in recent months, Mitchell Fine Art Gallery is proving that Queensland no longer exists in their shadow, thanks to Brisbane’s very own thriving and innovative art scene.
The converted industrial space boasts an energy that perfectly encapsulates the vibrant and burgeoning Brisbane art scene, while still possessing its own distinct attitude. Whether you consider yourself an art aficionado who knows the difference between a Manet and a Monet or are simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, you’ll find something to capture your eye at Mitchell Fine Art.
Also, just an aside: most pieces are actually available for purchase! If you see something that would look better in your living room than a gallery, why not treat yourself to it?
Until the end of March, Mitchell Fine Art will be holding their annual Director’s Choice Art Exhibition, a hand-curated selection of some of the galleries finest pieces. Hand-picked by Director Mike Mitchell, the collection features gallery favourites such as Carlos Barrios, David Hayes, Jeff Makin, Steve Lopes, Euan Macleod, Peter Hudson, Lorna Fencer Napurrula and Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye.
Also featured are two of the newest artists to be added to the gallery’s staple—landscape artist Amanda Penrose Hart and Stewart MacFarlane who is known for his vivid, pop-inspired pieces. From Penrose Hart’s vast, sweeping landscapes that conjure up the full experience of painting in-situ in the landscape within the viewer, to MacFarlane’s bold and saturated paintings that hold a snapshot of a larger narrative, it is sure to be an incredible exhibition that Brisbane’s art-lovers shouldn’t miss.
Running until March 29, the exhibition is an exciting insight into what we can expect from Mitchell Fine Art throughout 2018. And, if previous exhibitions and the Director’s Choice group show are anything to go by, we are confident that we can expect a game-changing year for Mitchell Fine Art, with some of the most stunning pieces they have hosted yet.