AWA18 | 5 mins with Sam Mitchell

Commemorating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, Sam Mitchell’s new series of works depicts influential female figures.

Describe your piece of work/installation in three words
Women, Creatives, Hommage

What inspired it?
125 years of Suffrage in New Zealand

What’s your creative process?
Acrylic painted in reverse on Perspex, I am dyslexic so painting backwards is an easy process.

What do you think of the Art scene in Auckland?
Vibrant New Zealand, Blossoming

Are there any artists/pieces of work that you’re looking forward to seeing this year?
ARTWEEK 2018 is packed full of events that I am looking forward to hard to pick just one… It gives me a chance to get around to all the Galleries both Public and dealer to see a varied array of amazing art.

What is your social media of choice?
Instagram. @brownbacon I post most new work on this

Who do you follow and where?
Grayson Perry, Mary Beard, Wayne Youle, Gavin Hurley, Imogen Tayor, Kirstin Carlin all on Instagram

What are the top 3 tracks on your Spotify playlist right now?
DAVID BOWIE – Moonage DayDream,
David Bowie -Win
Apex Twin- We are the music makers

Word Association:

See Sam Mitchell’s exhibition Fight Like a Girl until 6 October at Melanie Roger Gallery, as part of Artweek Auckland 6 – 14 October.