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'Air and Space' | Ann Thomson

22nd July - 1st August 2020

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A solo exhibition by Ann Thomson, one of Australia’s iconic female artists is showing again at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley from July 22nd 2020.

Originally from Brisbane, Ann Thomson has been painting for over 50 years and has taken her art around the world, she is now based in Sydney. Since graduating from the National Art School in 1962 Ann Thomson has become a force in the Australian art scene.

Now in her late 80’s Thomson is known for her vibrant, expressive artworks. Her paintings are drawn from memories and experiences of places and things. Those memories and experiences are in themselves vast and colourful. Her works are not intended to replicate a scene or a landscape, the intention is to evoke the sense of place and the associated feelings that are induced.

Ann Thomson’s new exhibition draws from a multitude of residencies and painting expeditions around the world. Brisbane is where I grew up and where my inspiration and influences began”, says Thomson “My painting has always moved between representation and abstraction which I continue to explore today”. 

From the Snowy Mountains to the rainforests and islands of Far North Queensland Ann Thomson’s paintings explore the concept of air and space.

Ann Thomson has won a number of prizes, including the Wynne Prize, Kedumba Drawing Prize and the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. Her work is included in many important collections.


  1. Ann Thomson | NEWHAVEN IV

    122 x 153cm

    acrylic on linen

  2. Ann Thomson | Snowy Mountains II

    28 x 37.5cm

    gouache on paper

  3. Ann Thomson | ROTATOR

    82 x 27 x 27cm

    wood, rope, metal and firehose

  4. Ann Thomson | RAINFOREST IV

    56 x 71cm

    acrylic on linen

  5. Ann Thomson | POLARISE

    91 x 61cm

    oil on linen

  6. Ann Thomson | MASQUE

    106 x 33 x 10cm

    wood, rope and chain

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