Owen Thompson

Owen Thompson

Blue Mountains Based Watercolorist.

 

Qualifications

1980                   Batchelor of Fine Arts Adelaide Art School

1979                    Diploma of Art    UNSW College of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013                “ Wild Blue Yonder” Everglades Garden Gallery, Leura, NSW

2011                 “ The Bush, the Beach and Berry “ Historic house, Prince Alfred St , Berry NSW

2010                 “ Watercolours” Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba  NSW

2008                 “ Liquid Landscape” Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba NSW

2007                 “Drawn to Nature” Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba NSW

2004                 “ Landmarks and Backwaters” Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW

2002                 “ Waterways” Gallery Lane, Leura  NSW

2002                 “ Watersheds” Hardware Fine Art, Naremburn, Sydney

2001                 “ Closer to the Clouds” Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW

2000                 “ Bands of Gold, Shadows of Blue ” Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW

2000                 “ A Feast of Forms” The Centre Gallery, Glenbrook, NSW

 

1998                 “ Drawing the Divide” Oz Artspace, Katoomba, NSW

1996                 “ Native Nectar” Holdsworth  Galleries, Sydney

1994                 “ About the Bush” Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1993                 “ Branches of the Blue Divide” Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1991                 “ New Views” Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1989                 “ Fruits of Paradise – Seeds of Survival” The North Sydney Contemporary Gallery

1988                 “ The Delight of Earthly Gardens” The Noth Sydney Contemporary Gallery

1986                 “ Pastels and Watercolours” The University of NSW

1985                 “ Coloured Waters” Hamilton Design Glass Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2004                 “ Land out of Time”                       Penrith, Griffith, Stanthorp, QLD Regional Galleries

2001                 “ The Megalong Show”                  Gallery Lane, Leura, NSW

2000                 “ Six Watercolourists”                  The Royal Art Society of NSW

2000                 “ Modern Masters”                        North Sydney Fine Art Gallery.

1997                 “15 Artist’s”                                       Soho Gallery, Sydney

1996                 “ Spring Flowers”                            Mountain Artery Gallery, Katoomba, NSW

1995                 “ Bush Memories”                           The Brown Paper Gallery, Lawson, NSW

1993                 “ Out of the Blue”                            The Brown Paper Gallery, Lawson NSW

1990                 “ Principal’s Choice”                       Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

 

Selected exhibitions

2012                       Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize exhibition.

2005 –  2010         Blue Mountains Artists Assoc. Prize Exhibitions, The Edge Cinema Complex,

Katoomba.

2000 – 2010        Royal Art Society Exhibitions. ( Elected Member 2000 )

1992 – 2013         Australian Watercolour Institute exhibitions. ( Elected member 1996 )

1998                      Sister Cities Exhibition, Sanda , Japan

1997                       Tattersall’s Club invitational Art Prize Exhibition, Queensland

1991                       KAC Teaching Artist’s Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain.

1988 _ 2013         All annual exhibitions- The Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks, Sydney

1988 – 2002        RAS Easter Show Exhibitions ( Drawings  C 88, 2nd Prize 89,Watercolour C 89)

1988 – 1990         Drummoyne Art Prize ( Drawings HC, 88, VHC, 89, C,90 )

 

Public Commissions

2011       Series of four watercolours digitally enlarged into glass for windows of the new

hospital chapel, Nepean Hospital, Penrith .Total size 1.5 m x 5.5 m

2008     Acrylic wall mural 2.4 m x 6.5 m,  Cardiac re-hab unit, Nepean Hospital, Penrith

1999      Watercolours for three new birthing units, west wing, Nepean Hospital , Penrith

 

Collections

UNSW College of Art, Adelaide CAE, Lane Cove Council, Artbank Ltd, Nepean Hospital..

 

Publications

The Australian Watercolour Institute -Phillip Mathews book publishers, 2006

Land Out of Time – Oz Arts Publications, 2004

The Artist’s Palette Magazine – Annual, 1999

Australian Artist Magazine – Dec 1987 & June 1999

The Australian Watercolour Institute 1923 – 1998. – Beagle Press, 1998

Artist’s and Galleries of Australia. – Max Germaine, 1996 Macquarie Library.