Centuari 2012

© Ann Thomson

192 x 92cm  $28,600

mixed media on linen

Furlough 2012

© Ann Thomson

120.5 x 192cm  $36,300

mixed media on linen    SOLD

Geisha 2012

© Ann Thomson

165 x 120cm  $28,600

mixed media on linen

Rapid 2012

© Ann Thomson

76 x 76cm  $11,000

oil on linen

Red Changing 2012

© Ann Thomson

56 x 71cm  $9,900

oil on linen

Helm 2012

© Ann Thomson

184 x 83cm  $25,300

mixed medium on linen

Arcadia 2012

© Ann Thomson

131 x 99cm  $20,900

oil on linen

Triad 2012

© Ann Thomson

183.5 x 84cm  $25,300

mixed medium on linen

Matrix 2007

© Ann Thomson

122 x 122cm  $22,000

oil on linen

Changing Winds 2008

© Ann Thomson

122 x 122cm  $22,000

oil on linen    UNDER OFFER

Half the Night V 2012

© Ann Thomson

60 x 90cm  $7,700

mixed media on tarred paper

Warrior Series X 2012

© Ann Thomson

45 x 33cm  $1,320

mixed media on paper

Warrior Series VII 2012

© Ann Thomson

33 x 45cm  $1,320

mixed media on paper    SOLD

Warrior Series V 2012

© Ann Thomson

33 x 45cm  $1,320

mixed media on paper    SOLD

Warrior Series IX 2012

© Ann Thomson

2012  $1,320

mixed media on paper    SOLD

Warrior Series II 2012

© Ann Thomson

25 x 35.5cm  $1,210

mixed media on paper    SOLD

Untitled 2011

© Ann Thomson

70 x 50cm  $2,200

mixed media on paper    UNDER OFFER

Perception V 2010

© Ann Thomson

120 x 77 cm  $3,820

mixed media on paper

Promenade 1 2008

© Ann Thomson

76 x 57 cm  $2,200

mixed media on paper    UNDER OFFER

Promenade 3 2009

© Ann Thomson

76 x 57 cm  $2,200

mixed media on paper    SOLD

Betwixt-France 6 2010

© Ann Thomson

118 x 64 cm  $3,820

mixed media on paper

Samurai IX 2008

© Ann Thomson

180.5 x 80.5cm  $16,000

mixed media on paper on canvas    NOT FOR SALE

Ann Thomson

“ A work of art is not thought out and settled before hand. While it is being done, it changes as one’s thoughts change. And when it is finished, it still goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it. “

– Picasso

“ When I work I’m in a state of knowing. I forget everything else. “

– Ann Thomson

“ … one of the most interesting and intuitive artists in Australia today – there is a wonderful sense of exploration about her work. “

– Edmund Capon, The Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

“ Ann Thomson turns notes into sounds, forms into paintings. There is something glamorously Rembrandtesque in the way her forms loom out of a fathomlessly dark background, like a precipitate of fire and phosphorescence. But great painters are great alchemists. They turn the chaos on a flat surface into light, space, atmosphere, presence and spirit. “

– Terence Maloon, The Curator, Art Gallery of New South Wales

“ Ann Thomson’s large canvasses radiate confidence. Her work would stand out in the company of any European or American Abstract Expressionist painters. Executed in brilliant colours and vigorous lines, she is a force to be reckoned with. “

– Mary Rose Beaumont, London Arts Review

“ Ann Thomson is one of Australia’s foremost visual artists… Her ability to transform the everyday into unique sculptural statements simultaneously imbues her work with both familiarity and the feeling of something newly discovered. In all her art the viewer is moved through and around her masterly spatial configurations in a journey of aesthetic and intellectual excitement. “

– Peter Haynes, The Director, Nolan Gallery, Canberra

Ann Thomson: Biography                

Born 1933, Brisbane, Australia

Lives and works in Sydney


1956    Studied under Jon Molvig, Brisbane

1957‒62  Studied at the East Sydney Technical College, Sydney

1978    Artist in Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

             Studied etching with Paul Frank and Henri Goetz

Subsequent residencies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris:

1980, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006

1985    Residency, Arthur Boyd Studio ‘Parataio’, Tuscany

2007    Residency, Perdreauville, France

2010    Residency, Paris

Solo exhibitions

1965    Watters Gallery

1973    Gallery One Eleven, Brisbane

1974    Gallery A, Sydney

1977    Survey, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1977    Gallery A, Sydney

1979    Gallery A, Sydney

1980    Survey, Monash University, Melbourne

            Stéphane Jacob, Paris

1982    Gallery A, Sydney

            Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane

1983    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1984    Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1984    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1984    Stadia Graphics Gallery, Sydney

1985    Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane

1986    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1986    Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane

1988    Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1988    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1989    Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1989    BMG Fine Art, Adelaide

1990    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1992    Australian Galleries, Sydney

1992    Sculptures, Mary Place, Sydney

1992    Australia Felix, Australian Pavilion, World Expo, Seville

1993    Australia Felix, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1994    Australia Felix, Maritime Museum, Sydney

1993    Australian Galleries in conjunction with Meridian Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

1994   Australia Felix, Maritime Museum, Sydney

1994   Connection, Australian Galleries, Sydney

1995   Australian Galleries, Sydney

1996   Australian Galleries, Sydney

1997   Peter Gant Gallery, Melbourne

2001   Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, in conjunction with Ralph Renard

2001   The Studio, Opera House, Sydney (exhibition commissioned by Roger Woodward)

2001   Annandale Gallery, Sydney

2003   Art d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2003   Galerie Walter Bischoff, Berlin

2004   Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

2004   Australian Galleries, Sydney

2005   Other, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2006    Heiser Gallery, Brisbane

2007    Leaving for Paris, Australian Galleries, Sydney

            Art d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2008    Heiser Gallery, Brisbane

2008    Oceans Apart, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2009    Chance, Australian Galleries, Sydney           

2010    Art d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2012    Inscapes, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Selected group exhibitions

1962    Clune Galleries, Sydney

1962    Seven Figurative Painters, Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney

1962    Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1962    Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle

1962    Bonython Galleries, Adelaide

1974    Gallery A, Sydney

1974    Ten Years, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1975    Ten Australians, Gallery A, Sydney

1975   Opening Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, Melbourne

1977   Gallery A, Sydney

1978   Landscape & Image, Contemporary Australian Art to Indonesia

1978   Australian Women Artists, Contemporary Arts Society, Sydney

1978   Exposition, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1980   Summer Exhibition, Gallery A, Sydney

1981   Canberra Times National Art Award, Canberra

1982   Anzacs 82, Macquarie University, Sydney

1983   Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1984   Musée de l’Art Wallon, Liege, Belgium

1984   University of New South Wales Purchase Prize Exhibition, Sydney

1985   Salute to Lloyd Rees, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1985   Contemporary Australian Art, The Warwick Arts Trust, London

1985   Galleria Lillo, Venice, Italy

1985   Australian Perspecta 85, Artspace, Sydney

1986   Colour I, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1987   Surface for Reflexion, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

1987   Australia on Paper, Queensland Arts Council  

1987   The Jack Manton Prize, Queensland Art Gallery, Sydney

1987   Colour II, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1987   Australian Works on Paper, Dion Fine Art, Dallas, USA

1988   Solo Images, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1988   Tenth British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK

1988   Contemporary Views of New England, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

1988   Drawing in Australia, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1989   Intimate Drawing, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1990   A Young Collectors’ Exhibition, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1990   Campus Collection, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1990   Portfolio of Women Artists, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1992   Interpretations, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW

1992   Australia Felix, World Expo, Seville

1993   Chandler Coventry Collection, Campbelltown Art Gallery, NSW

1994   Drawing on Inspiration, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1995   New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

1997   L’art des Aborigѐnes d’Australie (section Clin d’oeil l’art occidental), Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob/Espace Paul Riquet, Béziers

1998   Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

1998   Primary Colours – Blue, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1998   Skin Culture, The George Gallery, Melbourne

1998   Art & Music, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

1998   Australian Contemporary Paintings, Lui Hai-su National Art Museum, Shanghai

1998    Toys by Artists, University of Newcastle, Faculty of Art & Design, NSW

1998    Le Temps du Rêve, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob/Bibliothѐque municipale, Le Perreux-sur-Marne

1998    Propositions Australiennes, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob/Luc Queyrel, Paris

1999    Silver, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1999    Prize Pictures, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney

1999    Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

1999    Icarus, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW

1999    Toys by Artist, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW

1999    Visy Board Art Prize Exhibition, Hill Smith Fine Art, Adelaide

1999    Primary Colours – Red, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1999    Skin Culture, Tin Sheds, Sydney

2000    Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2000    Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW & Touring

2000    Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2000    Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia

2000    Art on Paper, Art Fair, London

2000    Kunstral, Art Fair, Amsterdam

2000    Accents Australiens, Adamski Designs, Paris

2000    A Studio in Paris: Australian artists at the Cité, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2001    5 Artistes Australiens, Galerie Odile Boicos, Paris

2001    Salon Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Galeries Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2001    Voyage dans la matiѐre, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob/Atelier Claude Cerf, Paris

2001    Australie: Visages d’un continent, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob/Galerie Visages de l’art, Marly-le-Roi, France

2002    Salon Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2002    La Loire-Atlantique donne rendez-vous à l’Australie, Art et Culture des Antipodes, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob/Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique, Nantes

2004    Salon Art Event, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Lille

2004    Salon Art Event, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Paris

2005    Kedumba Drawing Award, Blackheath Gallery, NSW

2005    End of Year Group Exhibition, Australian Galleries Painting and Sculpture, Sydney

2005    10th Annual 6″ x 6″ x 6″ Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2005    Salon Start, Galerie Arts d’Australie, Stéphane Jacob, Strasbourg

2005    Personage: the figure on paper, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

2006    50th Anniversary Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2006    Summery, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2006    Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2006    The Big Picture, Delmar Gallery, Sydney

2006    Same Place, Many Views: painting the Australian landscape, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2006    Who Cares?, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2006    Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2006    Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2007    Small Pleasures: painting and sculpture, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2007    Stock Show, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2008    Group Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2008    Wish You Were Here, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

2008    Stock Exhibition, Australian Galleries Painting and Sculpture, Sydney

2008    Rubik, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

2009    Windows on Pain, Carriageworks, Sydney

2009    Australia Day Paintings: Water, King on William Gallery, Sydney

2010    On This Island, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

2010    Three Sydney Artists: let loose in the landscape, Bega Regional Gallery, NSW

2010    Miscellanea, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010    A Summer Survey, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2011    Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia

Prizes and Awards

1976    David Jones Art Prize, Brisbane

1978    Visual Arts Board Grant to Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1980    Visual Arts Board Grant

1981    Canberra Times National Arts Award, Canberra

1984    Purchase Prize, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1985    The Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize

            Residency, Arthur Boyd Studio, ‘Parataio’, Tuscany

1986    John McCaughey Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1998    Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2002    Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

2005    Kedumba Drawing Award, Blackheath



Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Australian National University, Canberra

Alcoa Foundation, USA

Australian Consolidated Press

Coventry Collection, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

Griffith University, Queensland

James Cook University, Townsville

Macquarie Bank, Sydney

Macquarie University, Sydney

Medibank Collection, Canberra

Myer Collection, Melbourne

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

National Library of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Parliament House, Canberra

Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Townsville

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Queensland University of Technology Art Collection, Brisbane

Sydney College of Advanced Education

The Darling Harbour Authority, Sydney

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Spain

University Art Museum, University of Queensland

University of Western Australia, Perth

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Visual Arts Board

Villa Haiss Museum, Zell, Germany

Western Mining Company, Western Australia

Wollongong University College, NSW


1977    The Malley Refectory Mural, University of Queensland

1987    Convention Centre, The Darling Harbour Authority, Sydney

1990    The Australian Legal Group Contemporary Print Collection

1990    A Portfolio of Australian Women Artists, NSW Cancer Council

1992    Centrepiece, The Australian Pavilion, 

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