Exhibitions / Leopoldine Mimovich - A Life's Work: Paintings and Sculpture form the Studio

20.11.2016 to 03.12.2016

This exhibition of paintings and sculpture includes works from the artist’s private collection and is the largest and most comprehensive body of her work ever presented in one place by this artist.

The exhibition includes creations from her first days in Australia as a post war immigrant in the 1950s, wooden, bronze and aluminum sculptures, paintings and wood block prints.

Leopoldine Mimovich is now ninety-six years old, in care and is no longer able to work.

A large collection of her bronze sculptures are in the Alexander Garden's and the library in Kew. 

Leopoldine Mimovich was born in Austria in1920. As a teenager, Mimovich commenced her art training with her father, a gilder and restorer of interiors and public monuments. In 1940 she moved to Vienna where she commenced her formal art training under Professor Gusty Mundt-Amman.

In 1943 her formal training was suspended due to the war, however her companion in the German work placement, a laundry, was a university Professor of Drawing who continued giving her informal classes after hours. After the war Mimovich attended the School of Wood Sculpture in Hallstadt prior to migrating to Australia as a displaced person in 1949.

In Australia she was immediately recognised as an artist of great talent and ability. She quickly became an important figure in post-war art circles in Melbourne. She continues to be held in high esteem by her peers and is an Honorary life member of the Melbourne Society of Painters and Sculptors.

In 1985 Mimovich received an O.A.M for her services to Australian Art and in 1986 a Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Achievement in The World Who’s Who of Women. Mimovich has won numerous awards, is represented in major collections and enjoys an international profile.

 The exhibition opens on Sunday 20th November at 2pm and will continue until December 3rd.

Gallery Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm

Saturday 9am 1pm

Sunday 2pm to 5pm


Curator: Cathie Stocky 9817 1957 or stocky@australian-art.com.au