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November 17, 2023 2 min read

Mitch with paintings from his solo show Mirror Maz

Renowned artist Mitchell English, born in 1962 in Sydney and now calling Noosa home, is set to ignite nostalgia with his solo show, 'Mirror Maze,' opening on Saturday, November 25, at Sydney Road Gallery in Balgowlah.

A proud Manly local, English's childhood memories of Manly Fun Pier’s Mirror Maze serve as the muse for this exhibition, promising a unique journey into the sun-soaked, wave-kissed world that shaped his identity.

In the words of celebrated Australian artist John Aslanidis, “Mitchell English’s paintings radiate a utopian, idyllic depiction of Australian beach life. His works define a cropped and animated fragment of infinity, taking the viewer beyond the canvas and into the space of memory and of the past."

This exhibition is more than a showcase; it's a deep dive into the artist's connection to the ocean and to his past. 

A life-long surfer, it was when the waves weren’t breaking that he and his childhood friends would lose themselves in Manly’s long departed Mirror Maze.

 Being lost in joy and lost in waves are palpable inspirations in English’s work. His obsession with the beach infuses his pieces with a captivating energy that resonates with both art enthusiasts and surf aficionados.

 Mitchell English's talent has garnered attention in esteemed publications such as Vogue Living, belle, InsideOut, Taschen, Home Beautiful, and ELLE Decoration, solidifying his place in the contemporary art scene. His pieces, resonating with the essence of beach life and surf culture, have become sought-after treasures, gracing the walls of private collectors and prestigious public collections alike.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience 'Mirror Maze' – a visual exploration of coastal bliss. Join us at 3 pm on November 25 at Sydney Road Gallery for a nostalgic ride through Mitchell English's iconic world.

Exhibition Opens From 3 - 5 pm
Sat 25 Nov @ Sydney Road Gallery
451 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah, NSW


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