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Unlemon – a meandering tale of citrus

Alison Mitchell

Unlemon – a meandering tale of citrus reveals a multilayered story of citrus – its origins, trajectory, diversity and tenacity.

Beginning through a porthole of seventeenth century Dutch art where paintings of citrus, peel unfurling, evoked representations of wealth, exoticism, trade and expansion.  The exhibition continues in the still life genre, exploring citrus’ symbiotic relationship with us, in both its global success and the disease that threatens to devastate the species.  Underpinning this is the crucial role played by Australia’s own native citrus.

South Australian artist Alison Mitchell’s exhibition Unlemon… was first exhibited in the Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden.

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Square image: Alison Mitchell, Lemon, 2022. Oil on linen.

Rectangle image: Alison Mitchell, string-bag. Oil on linen.