Unlemon – a meandering tale of citrus by Alison Mitchell
Unlemon – a meandering tale of citrus reveals a multilayered story of citrus – its origins, trajectory, diversity and tenacity.
Featuring the work of South Australian artist, Alison Mitchell, this exhibition of over 40 still-life oil paintings unfolds the story of citrus. From its origins approximately 20 million years ago on the Gondwana supercontinent, through its trade routes from China and Persia to the Mediterranean and the Americas, and on to its uses in medicine and culinary practices, the humble citrus is elevated in this exquisite exhibition.
Unlemon - a meandering tale of citrus was first exhibited in the Museum of Economic Botany at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and Childers Arts Space is exclusive venue for this exhibition in Queensland.
Image: Alison Mitchell Sting Bag 2020, oil on linen, 40 x 60 cm