Supper for Antonio
ARTIST: Mirra Whale
MEDIUM: Pencil on board
SIZE: 52cm x 77cm framed in Tasmanian oak
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Drawing inspiration from my immediate surrounds, my works are a celebration of everyday rituals, and finding beauty in objects or sequences that can be overlooked and/or often dismissed as banal. This work is an intimate tribute to the ephemeral nature of the roles we play in the daily grind - a visual narrative of domestic nostalgia, and a snap shot in time of a meal devoured, and now only a memory.
Sydney based painter, drawer and printmaker Mirra Whale is also an ex-student of Mosman High School of the late 1990’s. Mirra Has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, Dobell Drawing Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Kedumba, Shirley Hannon Portrait Prize, National Still Life Award, Mosman Art Prize and recently was the recipient of the Emsla Still Life Award Award.
Mirra has taught in private and public institutions including working as a sessional teacher at the National Art School, Art Gallery of NSW, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, SH Ervin Gallery, PLC Croydon, Bundanon Trust, COFA and Art Est. Represented by Mitchell Fine Art Brisbane.