DRAWING, INSTALLATION, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, TEXTILES

Australian-based Dutch-born visual artist Mieke van den Berg currently explores anarchic feminist theories through textile craft works based on traditionally feminine domestic craft. Her practice engages with accumulative, time-consuming and repetitive processes where domestic materials and textiles carry metaphors and build layers of meaning, acknowledging the mundane household duties. Hereby she subverts the hierarchy of the arts and the sexual categories of male and female. She approaches textile craft making from new perspectives uncovering unrivalled relationships between the invisible labour in the home and drawing parallels in the masculine art world.
Originally a mural artist, Mieke extends her twenty-five-year experience painting large walls with sculptures, installations and performances. During seven years of research, Mieke has seen her work evolve from figurative to conceptual – consisting of layers filled with meaning and metaphors using found objects and materials.

Exhibitions, Arts Awards and residencies: in 2021, Mieke had a solo exhibition, In-Between: [Re]Winding Life’s Thread, at the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour. She was a Finalist in the Lyn McCrea memorial drawing prize 2020 and an excellence award winner of the Local Artist – Local Content Art Prize 2020 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. In 2019 she was an artist in residence at Draw to Perform, Brighton in the UK.

A Finalist in Lyn McCrea memorial drawing prize 2020, Mieke was also an excellence award winner of the Local Artist – Local Content Art Prize 2020 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and in 2019 an artist in residence at Draw to Perform, Brighton in the UK.

Media

Sculpture, drawing, installation and performance

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone: +61404770235

Website: www.artbymieke.com

More About Me

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Hiatus, The old Lock Up, Maroochydore
In-Between: [Re]Winding Life’s Thread, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Waiting Game, Old Lock Up, Maroochydore
2021 Constant Conversation, Northgate
2021 Howard Street Gallery Wall Project, Nambour
2020 Harmony by AVID Property Group, Outdoor Gallery, Palmview
Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2020, Noosa Regional Online Gallery
Local Artist Local Content Prize 2020, Caloundra Regional Gallery
2018 Unframed, Coolart, Coolum
2017 BSAF Satellite Exhibition, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour
2016 Long Gallery, Howard Street, Nambour
Spiral Artworkz Exhibition, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour

PRIZES, AWARDS & GRANTS
2021 Artist in Residence, Arts Grant, Regional Arts Development Fund
2020 Between Spaces, Arts Grant, Regional Arts Development Fund
Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2020 (Finalist), Noosa Regional Gallery
Local Artist Local Content Prize 2020 (Excellence Award Winner), Caloundra Regional Gallery
2019 Draw to Perform Residency, Individual Development Grand,
Regional Arts Development Fund
2018 Beerwah Library mural project, Regional Arts Development Fund,
Small Arts Grant
2017 Hackfest Sunshine Coast Council, Smart Region Award
Hackfest Sunshine Coast Council, Special commendation Digital Arts Challenge

RESIDENCIES & COLLABORATIONS
2021 Creative Spaces Artist in Residence, Old Lock Up, Maroochydore
2021 In-Site, Residency & Collaboration with Mira Chorik, InxOLU Residency, Old Lock Up, Maroochydore
2020 – 2021 Between Spaces, Collaboration with Temmah (Rebecca Hammett), UK & AU
2020 In-Between, Residency Creative Spaces (in Residence) Collaborators
2019 Draw to Perform, Residency, Brighton, UK

PERFORMANCES
2020 In-Between (Performance for the camera), In-Residence Creative Spaces UK & AU
2019 Invisaline (Performance for the camera), MIC, Forest Glen
Taint (Performance for the camera), MIC, Forest Glen
Wipeout (Performance for the camera), MIC, Forest Glen
Projection (Performance for the camera), MIC, Forest Glen
Swell (Performance for the camera), MIC, Forest Glen
Matter of Time (Public performance), Point Cartwright
Now you see me; now you don’t (Public drawing performance), Brighton, UK
Tunnel Gaze (Gallery drawing performance), Copperdollar Studios, Brighton, UK
Connected Gazes (public live drawing performance), Brighton, UK
Mind Space (Performance for the camera)
Line of Fire (Performance for the camera)
2018 Purge (Performance for the camera)

PRESENTATIONS
2019 Pecha Kucha, Vol 29: Transform, Maroochydore

QUALIFICATIONS
202 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours, Fine Art),
University of the Sunshine Coast
2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Open Universities Australia (Curtin University)
2000 Graphic Design Diploma, Vaktechnisch Lyceum Utrecht, NL