Kate Mitchell

Colour Fields | 2024

Aura Self Portrait, Fuji Film, 2023
Aura Self Portrait, Fuji Film, 2023
Colour Fields. @ Convent Garden
Colour Fields is the aura portrait practice of artist Kate Mitchell. Colour Fields is an open, ongoing experiential project that illuminates energetic existence through the use of analogue aura photography. Using electromagnetic field imaging equipment, each aura portrait and reading provides a path to self awareness through colour interpretation. Colour Fields is an exchange, a conversation, a moment to reflect, and/or just for fun. The project aims to remind people of the their part in the interconnected web in which we all exist. Colour Fields invites visitors to have their aura portrait taken throughout the festival. Each sitter keeps their portrait.


Kate Mitchell currently lives and works on Gubbi Gubbi country / Sunshine Coast. She graduated from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW with a Master of Fine Arts in 2010. Her work is included in leading public and private collections across Australia including: the Kadist Foundation, Buxton Collection, Artbank, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Mitchell is represented by Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney.


Kate Mitchell is a multidisciplinary artist working across video, installation, photography, painting, text and objects. Her practice centres on the subject matter of work, teasing out themes related to labour, effort, productivity, failure, success, well-being, self-help and value. Consistently imbued with a wry sense of humour, Mitchell’s practice draws attention to the perseverance required to maintain an artistic practice, as well as what it means to labour in contemporary times.

Materials | aura photography, installation
Location | Convent Garden
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