Artist Profile

Britt Mikkelsen

Britt Mikkelsen graduated from Curtin University with a (BA) Visual Arts in 1993, majoring in sculpture. After graduation she pursued a career in scenic art, furniture design and set design.

She has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi and Cottesloe numerous times. In 2018 she received the Helen Lempriere Scholarship for an emerging artist at Bondi and in 2020 won the Mandorla Art award for religious art. She has participated at the Bunbury Biennale, and at the Biennale of Australian art.

Mikkelsen is passionate about nature and explores man’s influence on the natural world, creating sculptures that blur the boundaries between materials. Recent works investigate fossilisation and imagine our future world and vestiges left by mankind.

Her work is held in many public collections including the cities of Melville, Stirling and Cockburn and The New Norcia Art collection.


Core of the problem

2021 – 2022

MATERIALS: limestone, concrete, galvanised steel

SIZE: 202 x 120 x 120, 156 x 120 x 120 cm

PRICE: large: $4,800, small: $4,000, both: $8,200

This work is an artistic interpretation of a core sample taken in the distant future. Thousands of years from now, how will our civilisation be viewed
and will our knowledge and technological advancements actually be our downfall?