Beth Mitchell

Beth  Mitchell
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Biography:

BIOGRAPHY

Beth Mitchell is a creative art photographer based in Queensland, Australia. Following senior school years, largely spent out of the classroom studying and practicing photography, she discovered and developed her niche - combining the elements of portraiture, fashion and conceptual photography into her own unique style.

Her emotive and captivating art depicts stories of beauty and ethereal themes, often as underwater scenes. Detailed design and handcrafted elements evoke dreamlike, yet poignantly real images.

Beth has recently been involved in a large array of exhibitions around Australia and internationally including Europe & Asia with her body of work “The Imaginarium”. Beth has also taken the title of RAW photographer of the year and runner up of the Australian Heritage Bank Photographic Awards in 2015.

 

Résumé:

Awards:

  • RAW National Photographer of the year 2015
  • Heritage Bank Photographic Award – Runner Up 2015
  • Heritage Bank Photographic Award – Bruce McKenzie Memorial Award Winner 2015
  • Clayton Utz Prize Finalist 2014
  • Macquarie Photographic Prize Finalist 2014
  • NB Awards – Honourable Mention
  • Clayton Utz Award Finalist 2013 Brisbane QLD
  • Lethbridge 10000 2013 Art Award Category Winner “Creativity” Brisbane QLD
  • Heritage Bank Photographic Award 2013 Finalist & Exhibitor Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane QLD
  • Muswellbrook Photographic Award 2011 Finalist & Exhibitor Muswellbrook NSW

Exhibitions:

2015

  • Wonderland by the Sea – Caloundra QLD
  • RAW Gold Coast QLD
  • RAW Brisbane QLD
  • Manyung Gallery “Works on Paper” – Mt Eliza, Melbourne

2014

  • Singapore Affordable Art Fair
  • Hamburg Affordable Art Fair
  • Stockholm Affordable Art Fair
  • Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair
  • RAW Artist Showcase – Brisbane
  • London Affordable Art Fair
  • Milan Affordable Art Fair
  • Hong Long Affordable Art Fair
  • Brussells Affordable Art Fair
  • April 2014 - "The Imaginarium" Group Show Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
  • April 2014 - "The Imaginarium" Tosari Galleries – Queensland Festival of Photography Group
  • Exhibition
  • March 2014 - "The Imaginarium" Solo Show C Gallery, Brisbane
  • March 2014 - Grammar Arts Show Toowoomba  “The Imaginarium”
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2013

  • Singapore Affordable Art Fair
  • Hamburg Affordable Art Fair
  • Stockholm Affordable Art Fair
  • Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair
  • December 2013 – See Me Art Exhibition New York
  • "Keeping Youth" - Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
  • "Butterfly Babies" Fundraiser Donator - C Gallery Brisbane
  • 2013 Grammar Arts Show Feature Artist - Toowoomba
  • 2013Downlands Art Show - Toowoomba

2012

  • 2012 – Muswellbrook Photographic Award Finalist & exhibitor
  • July 2012  - "Whimsical” solo show Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba
  • 2012 Carnival of Flowers Group Exhibition Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba
  • 2012 Strutten Group Exhibition Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane City

 

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:

Vogue Italia (vogue.it); RAW International; Dark Beauty Magazine; Fashion Weekly Magazine; Ellements Magazine New York; Xander Magazine: The Cove Magazine (Front Cover Story); Gold Coast & Beyond Magazine (Front Cover Story); Glacier Magazine; Vatra Magazine; Arts & Antiques Magazine; Australian Art Collector; Highlife Magazine; Country Style Magazine; Toowoomba Telegraph; Toowoomba Chronicle; Fashionising.com; Art Guide Australia; Eccentric Edge Magazine; Art Takes Time Square Book feature; Fashion TV Australia; Evoking You; Underwater Fashion.com; Coco Bride (Front Cover Story); Art Almanac; Whim Magazine; Style Magazine; Fashion TV International; Gold Coast Bulletin (Front Cover Story); Moustache Magazine; YEN Magazine (Photo of the Day); Hair & Beauty Magazine; Milano Weekend; Trend Hunter; HUF Magazine.

Statement:

“The Imaginarium” series

 

An extravagant underwater Fantasy-tale series by Beth Mitchell.

 

The Imaginarium is a year’s worth of planning, sourcing and preparing to create the most dreamlike, yet realistic underwater whimsical series.

 

Inspired by “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus”, this Photographic art series has awakened a beautiful world of underwater and fashion, with its ethereal sets and emotive stories.

 

Detailed design and handcrafted elements evoke dreamlike, yet poignantly real images. The tone and shade palette used in this body of work induces diverse sensual responses, conveying tales of love, enchantment and sorrow.

 

The images are made up of hand painted props and extensive set design and subject styling. Each scene is shot in a pool, which was transformed into a wonderland by balancing, weighing, tying and suspending a huge variety of objects that bring the final dreamlike photograph together.

 

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Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018
Manyung Gallery Group
15 November - 18 November, 2018
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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018
Contemporary Art Australia will be exhibiting at stand C11
18 May - 20 May, 2018
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John Bodin & Beth Mitchell
Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
3 March - 18 March, 2018
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'Of The Sea' - Group Exhibition Of Sculpture & Paintings
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
20 October - 31 October, 2017
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She.
Manyung Gallery Malvern
12 July - 31 July, 2016
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Affordable Art Under $2,000
Manyung Gallery Malvern
9 July - 2 August, 2015
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On Paper Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
7 February - 1 March, 2015
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