Georgina Mills is a South Australian figurative sculptor and art instructor. Who from 2015 until recently had been living, studying and teaching in Florence Italy. Georgina primarily works from life, generally the nude, interpreting her concepts in clay. This translation is then cast into another material of which her preferred medium of choice is bronze.
Georgina has trained locally and internationally at the Adelaide College of the Arts (BA-Sculpture) and the Florence Academy of Art, Italy (Advanced Sculpture). At the Florence Academy of Art she was awarded a Winter and Spring Scholarship (2017), Outstanding Performance in Écorché Sculpture (2017), and Best Écorché Sculpture (2018), Graduate in Residence position (2019). After which she became the Assistant Écorché Teacher in the main Anatomy Program at the Florence Academy of Art, Florence (2020).
Georgina’s time in Florence and Europe, with its focus on figurative sculpture, has had a profound impact on Georgina’s experience of sculpture to date. Now back in Australia, her practice seeks to translate her technical skills in classical figurative sculpture into her own aesthetic to create works that connect profoundly with the viewer in modern Australia.
Georgina’s work is held in private collections in Milan and Florence, Italy; Spain; the US; Sweden and Australia.
She has exhibited internationally at the European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona (2019). Other notable exhibitions to date include Florence Academy of Art Faculty Show, Florence (2019); a finalist in the online Arts Renewal Centre Salon, United States 2019; Tom Bass Prize, Sydney (2020); Sheltering with Art, Florence Academy of Art Faculty Exhibition, Online (2020); The Main gallery, Adelaide (February & August 2021); Reframing, The David Roche Foundation, Adelaide, 2022.
She believes that sharing her learning is an important responsibility and a privilege. Having returned to Australia Georgina continues to teach figurative sculpture locally as regular lessons, workshops and masterclasses with the ACSA.
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