Joan Mitchell: World's of Colour

Joan Mitchell: World's of Colour

This exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia presents works on paper produced by the American painter and printmaker Joan Mitchell during the final stage of her career.

Born in Chicago, Mitchell emerged in the early 1950s as a leading figure in the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. The artist spent much of her life in France, settling permanently in Vétheuil, near Paris, in 1968, and remained dedicated to Abstract Expressionism throughout her career.

Drawn from the Kenneth Tyler Collection, the prints on display highlight Mitchell’s exploration of colour, shape and space, and consider how these elements contributed to her art. Inspired by the natural world, Mitchell’s work references flowers, trees, water and sky.
  • Joan Mitchell, Trees IV, 1992, purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © Estate
    Joan Mitchell, Trees IV, 1992, purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © Estate
  • Joan Mitchell, Trees IV, 1992, purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © Estate
    Joan Mitchell, Trees IV, 1992, purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © Estate

DETAILS

DATES

25 Feb - 26 Apr 2021

Next occurrence: 16 Apr 2021

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am-5pm

COSTS

Free

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Location

Joan Mitchell: World's of Colour

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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“Botticelli to Van Gogh Exhibition - could have been better”

Reviewed on 12/04/2021

We visited NGA on a Monday afternoon to see the Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. As other reviewers have highlighted, parking at the gallery is becoming close to impossible and the gallery does...

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“Awesome arts and sculpture”

Reviewed on 10/04/2021

Everything about it is awesome. There are a lot of arts, statues, contemporaries, and the building itself is well designed. As a big art lover, this place is amazing.

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“Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibit wonderful”

Reviewed on 08/04/2021

The Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition was well presented with good spacing to allow clear viewing of these master works. Explanatory notes on the walls were helpful. The layout of the gallery makes...

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