OWEN THOMPSON

 

Qualifications

 

1980     Batchelor of Fine Arts                            Adelaide Art School

1979     Diploma of Art                                        UNSW College of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019    " Defining Nature "                                   Everglades Gardens Gallery, Leura.

2018.   " Nature's Table "                                      Day Fine Art, Blackheath, NSW

2017    " Observations, Seaside and                   Braemar Gallery, Springwood NSW 

               Mountaintop "

2016    " Surf Sandstone and Snow "                  Blacktown Hospital, Blacktown NSW

2015    " Peaceful Places "                                    Nepean Hospital Foyer, Penrith NSW

2015    " Elevation "                                               Everglades Garden Gallery, Leura NSW

2013    " Wild Blue Yonder "                                 Everglades Garden Gallery, Leura NSW

2010     " Watercolours”                                        Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba  NSW

2008     “ Liquid Landscape”                                 Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba NSW         

2007     “ Drawn to Nature”                                  Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba NSW

2004     “ Landmarks and Backwaters”              Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW

2002     “ Waterways”                                            Gallery Lane, Leura  NSW

2002     “ Watersheds”                                           Hardware Fine Art, Naremburn, Sydney

2001     “ Closer to the Clouds”                            Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW

2000     " Bands of Gold, Shadows of Blue "      Gallery Lane, Leura NSW

2000     “ A Feast of Forms”                                  The Centre Gallery, Glenbrook, NSW

1998     “ Drawing the Divide”                              Oz Artspace, Katoomba, NSW

1996     “ Native Nectar”                                       Holdsworth  Galleries, Sydney

1994     “ About the Bush”                                    Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1993     “ Branches of the Blue Divide”              Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1991     “ New Views”                                            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1989     “ Fruits of Paradise – Seeds of Survival”  The North Sydney Contemporary Gallery

1988     “ The Delight of Earthly Gardens”         The Noth Sydney Contemporary Gallery

1986     “ Pastels and Watercolours”                  The University of NSW

1985     “ Coloured Waters”                                  Hamilton Design Glass Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2014     " Journeys West "                                     Orange Regional Gallery, Orange NSW

2011     " High Horizons "                                     Warragil Studio Gallery, Blackheath NSW

2004     “ Land out of Time”                                 Penrith, Griffith, Stanthorp, QLD Regional Galleries

2001     “ The Megalong Show”                           Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW

2000     “ Six Watercolourists”                             The Royal Art Society of NSW

2000     “ Modern Masters”                                  North Sydney Fine Art Gallery.

1997     “15 Artist’s”                                               Soho Gallery, Sydney

1996     “ Spring Flowers”                                     Mountain Artery Gallery, Katoomba, NSW

1995     “ Bush Memories”                                   The Brown Paper Gallery, Lawson, NSW

1993     “ Out of the Blue”                                    The Brown Paper Gallery, Lawson NSW

1990     “ Principal’s Choice”                                Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

 

Selected exhibitions

2020                    Finalist. Flow - Wollongong City Watercolour Competition

2012                    Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize

2005-  2010        Blue Mountains Artists Assoc. Prize Exhibitions, The Edge Cinema Complex, Katoomba.

2000 – 2010       Royal Art Society Exhibitions. ( Elected Member 2000 )

1992 – 2019      All Australian Watercolour Institute exhibitions. ( Elected member 1996 )

1998                    Sister Cities Exhibition, Sanda , Japan

1997                    Tattersall’s Club invitational Art Prize Exhibition, Queensland

1991                    KAC Teaching Artist’s Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain.

1988 _ 2019       All annual exhibitions- The Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks, Sydney

1988 – 2002      RAS Easter Show Exhibitions ( Drawings  C 88, 2nd Prize 89,Watercolour C 89)

1988 – 1990      Drummoyne Art Prize ( Drawings HC, 88, VHC, 89, C,90 )

 

Public Commissions

 

2011    Series of four watercolours digitally enlarged into glass panels for windows of the new hospital

            chapel., Nepean Hospital, Penrith .Total size 1.5 m x 5.5 m

2008    Acrylic wall mural 2.4 m x 6.5 m,  Cardiac re-hab unit, Nepean Hospital, Penrith

1999    Watercolours for three new birthing units, west wing, Nepean Hospital , Penrith

 

Collections

 

UNSW College of Art, Adelaide CAE, Lane Cove Council, Artbank Ltd, Nepean Hospital..

 

Publications

Oz Arts Magazine                                                          Winter issue 2020

Oz Arts Magazine                                                          Spring issue 2017

Brushes with history Masters of Watercolour,         Linda and David Van Nunen, Beagle Press,2015               The Australian Watercolour Institute                         Phillip Mathews book publishers, 2006

Land Out of Time                                                          Oz Arts Publications, 2004

The Artist’s Palette Magazine                                      Annual, 1999 

Australian Artist Magazine                                          Dec 1987 & June 1999

The Australian Watercolour Institute 1923 -1998.  Beagle Press, 1998

Artist’s and Galleries of Australia.                              Max Germaine, 1996 Macquarie Library.

 

 

 

 

Contact Email : owenzart@msn.com

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