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On NOW - April 2017 - Unicorn Lane Gallery - Ballarat - OPEN 24 Hours

April 2, 2017

Open STUDIO - All Welcome

March 8, 2017

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

All Welcome to Explore this great region and the many creative studio on the weekend of 25-26th March!

The Studio will be open daily, for more information and a MAP please visit https://www.artstrail.com.au/about

 

 

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

2017 ARTS TRAIL - SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MARCH

Every year in March, artists and makers from across Golden Plains Shire open their homes, studios and hearts for a very special weekend of inspiration.

A dynamic mix of mediums, the trail is an exciting collaboration between artists, Council, community and local businesses.

Free for visitors, the event has been running since 2008 and is now a key date on the region's arts and culture calendar.

Come and explore our amazing Shire and our creative communities. Discover artists at work, a range of group and individual shows and venues as diverse as sheds, living rooms, studios and wineries.

- See more at: https://www.artstrail.com.au/about#sthash.NPzLv4Ib.dpuf

Joint Show I have work in - Ballarat - All welcome

January 18, 2017

Joint show that I have work in - All welcome

January 18, 2017

New books

December 9, 2016

Been having a great time using my new abstract and floral work, into books. Hand stitched and often using the original artwork, they are super useful! Ive made a couple larger ones for my sketching : )

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November 21, 2016

New Mixed Media work

Been busy in the studio making these new works, its quite a time sucker as I make all the papers I use first, many are lino printed and handcoloured. From there I cut and assemble, trying to get the balance correct and of course the mood of the piece. These pieces are visually stimulating, and quite beautiful "in the flesh"

 

New FLORAL POP work

August 15, 2016

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June 20, 2016

Im enjoying making some more artist books last week - Handbound, using images from my Floral POP works

New work

June 9, 2016

New work - Mixed media -Clay - Perspex -acrylic paint, ink, glue

They are called "The circle of life" series 

Brooch exhibition

May 19, 2016

 

 

CAS AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BROOCH SHOW 2016

Toorak South Yarra Library: 340 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Dates: Thursday 2 June - Saturday 30 July 2016
 

Fitzroy Library: 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Dates: Wednesday 3 August - Thursday 29 September 2016

My entries to this exhibition

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BIOGRAPHY

 

“I'd be drawing with sticks in the sand if I didn't have anything else, it's a compulsive drive, a free-flowing tool for self-expression that represents both my personality and unique perspective. Over many years I’ve been able to build a relationship with chosen tools, so that they feel a part of you. It doesn’t matter the medium, I use whatever I can to relate to the world around me"

 
Samantha Thompson
 
 
 
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Education

RMIT Studio Textile Design 2010

VFA Adv Dip Myotherapy 2015

Selected publications

Art Fair 12 - Guangzhou International Fair - 2007

Printed in China-pg 90

Frame Lines - Fashion the Face of Culture - Edition 6 - 2009

Verandah - Edition 23 - 2008

Art Collector Magazine - Edition 2010

Art Almanac Magazine  2009/ 2013/2015

The Age - 24th June 2011

Inside Out Magazine March/April/May 2011

Vogue Living June/July/August 2011

HORSE SAYINGS; wit & wisdom straight from the horse's mouth [Paperback] 2012 -

Front page

Geelong Advertiser Sept 24th and 30th September 2011

NYC ART EXPO Catalog March 2012

ANX Magazine June 2012

Aesthetic Magazine June/July 2012 -June/July 2012

Art Collector magazine - Sept to Dec 2012

Forte Magazine - July 2013

Art Almanac - Jan 2014

Coast Living Magazine- Jan 2014

Fire Station Print Studio Artists 2014 - December 2014

Art Almanac - Oct 2015

LOVE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of romance, courtship and marriage. Paperback <!-- use pre formatted date that complies with legal requirement from media matrix --> – March 25, 2015

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Art Deco Show– Napier - New Zealand

A Star is Born– Brunswick Gallery - Melbourne

Postcards from Hawaii - St. Kilda - Melbourne

Pastels and Pearls – Fringe Festival – Melbourne

Colour Me - Territories Colours Gallery - Darwin

Open Studio – Collective Melbourne – Melbourne

Light and Dark– The Convent Gallery – Daylesford- Victoria

Retrospective - The White Room Gallery - Brunswick - Melbourne

Love and tragedy under the big top - Samantha Thompson studio - Geelong

MOD - MAD Gallery - Victoria -Oct 2012

Little Creatures -Geelong -Victoria -Oct 2014

I Dream in Colour -Firestation Print Gallery - Armadale, Vic- Oct 2015

 

Selected Group Shows

First Light Art Show– Napier – New Zealand 2000

Art Contest – London – U.K – Excellence Award 2001

Postcard Show – Linden Gallery- Melbourne 2003 - 2008

She Who Inspires - Dandenong - Melbourne 2005 (Finaist)

Gifted - Kingston Arts Centre - Melbourne 2006

Out in the South - Kingston Art Center – Melbourne 2007

Melbourne Art Show – Exhibition Center – Melbourne 2007

Guangzhou International Art Fair - China 2008

Chairs for Charity - Caulfield Race Course - Melbourne 2008

Out of the Blue - Palm House Gallery - Sydney 2009

RMIT Group Show – R.M.I.T Brunswick Campus - Melbourne 2009

Black and White, Shades of Grey - Pigment Gallery - Melbourne 2009

Group Show - Month Albert - Melbourne 2010

Icon - Art at Watergarden - Geelong 2010

Art Expo - Pier 92 - New York - March 2011

St Josephs College Art expo - June 2012

Derinya Art and Craft exhibition - July 2012

Art Expo Brisbane - Exhibition center July 2012

City Library Gallery - Melbourne - Aug 2012

Art Expo Sydney - Sydney - Sept 2012

Parallex Art Fair - Chelsea Town Hall -London -Oct 2012

Streets are alive - Wool Museum - Geelong - Nov 2012

St Josephs College Art Expo - Victoria -July 2013

Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition - Victoria -July 2013

Ficifolia Festival art show - Drouin- Vic -Feb - 2014

FEDERATION SQUARE Exhibition- Firestation Print Studio -February 2014

Fanboy vs ArtBoy -7 deadly sins -Artboy Gallery, Prahran, Vic, March

Firehouse Print Studio - Summer Salon- Armadale, Vic -Nov - 2014

Collage Exhibition - Beth Hulme Gallery - Fitzroy - Vic - Feb 2015

Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition - Victoria -July 2015