A Calabesh to you all – whatever that means

ann thomsonBrisbane born artist, Ann Thomson (1933- ) graduated from the National Art School in Sydney  in 1962. She held her first solo exhibition with Watters Gallery in Sydney and has lived in Sydney ever since. Ann has had a lucrative worldwide set of commissions and exhibitions including:

  • Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob, Paris;
  • Australian Galleries, Sydney;
  • Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne;
  • Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne;
  • Coventry Gallery, Sydney;
  • Gallery A, Sydney;
  • Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane; and
  • Walter Bischoff Galerie, Berlin.

Her work has also featured at the following exhibitions including:

  • Landscape and Image, Contemporary Australian Art in Indonesia (1978);
  • Musee de l’Art Walloon, Liege, Belgium (1984);
  • Contemporary Australian Art, The Warwick Arts Trust, London & Galleria Lillo, Venice (1985);
  • Surface for Reflexion, AGNSW (1987);
  • Interpretations, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW (1992);
  • Lui Hat-su National Art Museum, Shanghai (1998);
  • Icarus, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW (1999);
  • Dobell Prize for Drawing, AGNSW (2006);
  • Wynne Prize Exhibition, AGNSW (2006).

Her work is also represented in major collections including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain; Villa Haiss, Zell, Germany; National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; University Art Museum, University of Queensland; QUT Art Museum; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Griffith University Art Collection; Newcastle Region Art Gallery; and the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

The above image is named “Calabesh“, 2001 oil on canvas (153.5x122cm) and is part of the McMahon Collection.

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