Georgina Mills

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Georgina Mills


Georgina Mills is a South Australian figurative sculptor and art instructor who, between 2015 and late 2020, lived, studied and taught in Florence Italy. Georgina primarily works from life, generally the nude, interpreting her concepts in clay. This translation is then cast, with bronze being her preferred medium. 

Georgina has trained locally and internationally at the Adelaide College of the Arts (BA-Sculpture); University of South Australia (GradDip – Arts and Event Cultural Management); 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).

Georgina’s time in Florence and Europe, with its focus on figurative sculpture, and the influence of the contrasting styles of her principle instructors at the Florence Academy of Art, has had a profound impact on Georgina’s experience of sculpture to date. Now back in Adelaide, 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.

Graduation from the Florence Academy of Art (2018) was a pivotal point in Georgina’s career when she was awarded a Graduate in Residence position (2019). During this time she created work that was 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); 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 (2021).

Georgina believes that sharing her learning is an important responsibility and a privilege. Whilst in Florence she began her independent teaching career as Visiting Assistant Ecorche Teacher at the Rob Gutteridge Classical School of Realism in Adelaide (2018). Georgina was then Visiting Instructor at Figura, the Dutch Academy of Figurative Sculpture in Amsterdam (2019); Assistant Ecorche Teacher in the main Anatomy Program, Florence Academy of Art, Florence (2020); Assistant Teacher in the international workshop ‘anatomy of the skull and sculpting the portrait from life’, Florence Academy of Art, Florence (2020).

Having returned to Australia in late 2020, Georgina continues to teach figurative sculpture locally as both regular lessons and sculpting the nude workshops.

Georgina’s work is held in private collections in Milan and Florence, Italy; Spain; the US; Sweden and Australia.

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