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Samantha Thompson Studio

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Studio

81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Victoria (End of Goggin rd, turn left, Studio entry via Brady Rd)

25 mins from Geelong - 60 mins from Melbourne

 

Phone  0429 487 721

Email  samantha@samanthathompson.com.au

 Your welcome to visit the studio in Lethbridge to view the current work available or to discuss a commission work.

Workshops

I hold regular workshops in the studio covering a variety of subjects and mediums. For more information on the next events visit my EVENTS page
 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Samantha Thompson was born in Sydney by American parents, and now resides in rural Victoria. Growing up, surrounded by strong female role models -three sisters and a mother working in the art and design industries and a father in the bridal industry a love of art and business was fostered from birth, with an ambition and scope that bleeds past the art industry and into all facets of life. This support and ambitious ethos is what has ensured a smooth transition to a career in the creative industry.


Samantha’s work is not relegated to one particular media. Instead, she chooses to work with oils, pastels, inks, printmaking, textiles and even Perspex in a bid to bring her vision to life. Her art is contemporary in style, and features a strong feminine perspective, expressed in vibrant colours strewn with splashes of playfulness and freedom.


She’d be drawing with sticks in the sand if she had nothing else. It's a compulsive drive, a freeflowing tool for self-expression that represents both her personality and unique life perspective. Over many years, she’s been able to build relationships with many chosen tools. It doesn’t matter the media; she uses whatever she can to relate to the world around her.


A love of life and all it offers is evident in Samantha’s philosophy. When not working on her own pieces, she conducts workshops from her studio. Working with small groups, seeking to inspire emerging artists, and give them the confidence they need to work freely and without barriers. The formation of The Bop Arts Co-op (a non-for-profit regional arts co-op) which she has directed since early 2016 further capitalises on this goal.


Samantha’s latest exhibition is Object a transformative exploration of Clarice Cliffs work in design and a statement juxtaposing art and design, Object demonstrates that great Art is purposeless design and great design is purposeful Art. She currently exhibits in a range of galleries Internationally and works from her home studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. 


 

Associations

The BOP Arts co op – Founding Director and Member

NAVA (National Australian Visual Arts) Member

Regional Arts Victoria – Member

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria – Member

Australia Print Council - Member

 

Education


RMIT Studio Textile Design 2010
VFA Adv Dip Myotherapy 2015 


Selected Publications
Art Fair 12 - Guangzhou International Fair - 2007
Printed in China-pp 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 - 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 -Fire Station Print Gallery - Armadale, Vic- Oct 2015
Object – Unicorn Ally Gallery – Ballarat – March 2017

 


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 Centre – Melbourne 2007
Melbourne Art Show – Exhibition Centre – 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 Joseph’s College Art expo - June 2012
Derinya Art and Craft exhibition - July 2012
Art Expo Brisbane - Exhibition centre 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 Joseph’s 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
John Shaw Neilson Art Prize - SA - 19th May 2016
Leonora Art Prize - WA - 3rd June 2016
Cardwell Art Prize - QLD - 8th June 2016
Firestation Print Studio Remote Members Exhibition - Vic - 10th Aug 2016
Belliarine Print Prize - Vic - 26th Sept 2016
Bannockburn Cultural Centre – Vic – Dec to Jan 2017                                                              Water – Sally Walker Arts Space -  Geelong – Jan 2017
Dogs in Art – Backspace Gallery –Ballarat- Vic – Feb 2 to 26th 2017