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Kerry Thompson

Tasmanian Artist Kerry Thompson - moments frozen in vibrant colour.

About

Kerry Thompson began making works in paint while enjoying a successful career as a professional cartoonist (including drawing for The Sydney Morning Herald), illustrator and author under her nom de plume, “Kerry Millard”.

Colour plays a large part in Kerry’s practice which varies widely in style from canvas to canvas as she discovers new ways of freezing moments in paint.

A finalist in the 2017 Glover Prize, Kerry’s work has been included in over 40 solo and group shows and exhibitions in Australia and South Korea, and hangs in Australia, Canada, and New York City.

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Kerry Thompson’s Art Background – an abbreviated overview

2008 – … Create paintings

1991 – 2016 Illustrate 30+ books published in 20+ languages, write and illustrate 2 books published in 3 languages

1986 – … Professional cartoonist (inc The Sydney Morning Herald)

 

Some Group Exhibitions

2017 John Glover Art Prize Finalist Exhibition Evandale TAS

2015 A Bit Blue 2 Gallery Mercure, Mercure Sydney-Potts Point NSW

2014 Korean-Australian Arts Foundation Art Prize Sydney NSW

2013 Green-Growth International Art Exhibition, Incheon, Republic of Korea

2013 Nature and City, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2013 City Vs. Nature Art Pharmacy pop-up Darlinghurst NSW

2013 GOLD Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (Sydney) NSW

2013 Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Inaugural Art Prize Sydney NSW

2012 MAN:GAE Korean Women’s Art Society of Sydney NSW Parliament House

2012 Holy Family Catholic Primary School Art Festival, Lindfield NSW

2012 Love, Image, Breathe Small Boat Big Sea Studio Fairlight NSW

2012 Holy Family Primary School Art Festival Pacific Lindfield NSW

2012 Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner Art Show

2012 Friends Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick NSW

2012 Hornsby Art Prize Hornsby NSW

2011 It’s a jungle out there! Darlinghurst NSW in conjunction with Friends of the National Art School.

2011 Tree of Life Art Exhibition Wishing Well Art and Heritage Program – Royal North Shore Hospital and Community Health Centre St Leonards NSW

2011 I spy with my little eye … Autumn Art Exhibitions, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick NSW College of Fine Arts and Friends of the National Art School

2011 The Australia Korea Year of Friendship Exhibition Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011 I’ll bring cake joint exhibition with Gabby Malpas Gordon NSW

2010 Beyond the surface of the page Marianne Newman Gallery Crows Nest Sydney2010 In the cold light of day Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point NSW

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 City ditty Gallery Mercure Potts Point NSW

2012 Are we there yet? Weswal Gallery Tamworth NSW

2012 Hello sunshine! The Little Firefly pop-up Gallery West Lindfield NSW

2012 Watch this space! Frendz Community Gallery West Lindfield NSW

2010 Kerry Thompson – And now for something completely different… Gordon NSW2009 Kerry Millard – Unplugged, Unframed, and ever-so-slightly Unhinged Gordon NSW

 

Finalist

2017 John Glover Art Prize Evandale TAS

2014 Korean-Australian Arts Foundation Art Prize Sydney NSW

2013 Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Inaugural Art Prize 2013, Sydney NSW

2012 Hornsby Art Prize Hornsby NSW

 

Awards

2000 Best Photograph or Illustration – Legal Reporting Awards Law Institute of Victoria

1999 Best Single Gag Cartoon Artist – Stanley Award Australian Cartoonists’ Association

1995 Best Single Gag Cartoon Artist – Stanley Award Australian Cartoonists’ Association

1995 Book of the Year, Younger Readers – illustrated “Ark in The Park” by Wendy Orr

1992 Honour Book, Younger Readers – illustrated “The Web” by Nette Hilton

 

Artist Residency

2012 Bundanon Trust , “Bundanon” NSW

 

Collections

Works held in private collections in Australia, Canada, New York City

Works held in public collections in Canada and Australia

Find this artist’s work

Kerry Thompson’s Studio is located at Woodbridge in southern Tasmania, south of Hobart, and eight minutes drive from the Bruny Island Ferry terminal at Kettering.

You can contact Kerry on 0422 447 670 to arrange a studio visit.

You can also purchase Kerry’s work at www.kerrythompsonsgallery.com