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

Résumé:

2015 ‘Windswept’ Charles Riley Oval Public Art Project
2014 Cockburn Integrated Health Campus- Public Art Project

Britt Mikkelsen, Andy Cross
Britt’s Role:Co-Design, Fabrication, Documentation, Project Management, Installation
2014 “Koko” – Shenton Park Dog’s Refuge, Shenton ParkCommissioned through Plumb Artsworkshop
2013’ ‘Luminous Garden’ – Temporary Art Project
Britt Mikkelsen, Anna Crane
Britt’s Role: fabrication and installation of 3-Dimnesional components
2011 ‘That Which Lies Beyond..’ Piney Lakes, Murdoch
Britt Mikkelsen & Murray Clarke
Britt’s Role:  design, project management, documentation, Installation.
2011 Memorial Tree- Denmark Cemetery
Britt Mikkelsen, Plumb Construction and Design
Britt’s Role: design, project management, documentation
2010 ‘Stirling Spirit’, Morris Place, Innaloo.
Britt Mikkelsen, Plumb Construction and Design and Mothers Art.
Britt’s Role: Design in collaboration with David Garguilo, project management, finishes, installation

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Sept            
‘Coast’ – Clancy’s Fish Bar City beach
2015 Mar             Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
2013 Mar             Melville Sculpture Walk, Deep Water Point
2012 May             Churchlands Senior High School 50th Anniversary Exhibition                            
2002 Dec              Found- Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
1999 Jan                Kaliedescope- Galleri Projekt, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 Apr              Antibodies-The Verge Gallery, Northbridge, WA.
1993 Dec             Graduates Exhibition- Curtin University, WA.

COLLECTIONS

  • The Moysten Trust Family Collection

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

RECENT COMMISSIONS

  • Clancys Fish Pub Canning Bridge/Fremantle Signage design, lighting, interior design consultation
  • Clancys FishBAr City BeachLighting Design and fabrication/floor murals (with Plumb and Paul Burnham , architect)
  • Clancys FishBAr Dunsborough – Bespoke lighting design/manufacture (with Plumb)
  • BOBECHE Bar/Restaurant St Georges Tce Perth Scenic Artwork 2012(with Vania Lawson and Painted Earth)

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

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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