Annika Thurbon

About

I am a multidisciplinary artist currently working mainly within stone and timber carving. I spent 5 years studying a Diploma of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Creative Industries with a Visual Art major. During this time I found a love for life drawing and the human form and was then challenged to break into abstraction. I have embraced this change and currently work with carved abstract forms and trying to give them a sense of movement and life.

Education

  • Bachelor Creative Industries, Fine Art major 2019 University of Newcastle
  • Diploma Visual Art 2016, TAFE Illawarra

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019: Surface Traces and Liminal Space, The Creator Incubator
  • 2018: I do look like this, I don’t look like this, Watt Space Gallery

Exhibitions Achievements

  • 2021: Collect, The Lock Up
  • 2021: Connect, Curve Gallery
  • 2020 Collect, The Lock Up
  • 2019 Summer Exhibition, Curve Gallery
  • 2019 On Her Shoulders, Newcastle Art Space
  • 2019 Surface Traces and Liminal Space, The Creator Incubator
  • 2019 Objectify, University of Newcastle Student Art Prize Overall Winner
  • 2019 Response, UON + Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
  • 2018 Temp, University of Newcastle Student Art Prize
  • 2018 HeadOn Photo Festival, Watt Space Gallery
  • 2018 Abstraction in the Creative Industries, Watt Space Gallery
  • 2018 I do look like this, I don’t look like this, Watt Space
  • 2017 School of Creative Industries Pop Up Exhibition, Newcastle City Hall
  • 2016 TA DA, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
  • 2016 Annual Student Exhibition, Bomaderry TAFE
  • 2015 Annual Student Exhibition, Bomaderry TAFE Certificate of Commendation
  • 2014 Annual Student Exhibition, Bomaderry TAFE Acquisition of 6 Paintings

Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in the Arts – Diploma of Visual Arts Tafe Annual Awards 2017

Writings/Articles

  • Erin McFadyen, 2019, ‘Postcard from Newcastle’, Art + Australia Online
    https://www.artandaustralia.com/online/dispatches/postcard-newcastle?fbclid=IwAR3SRUrBmOCJ09qGRQK2qR4zyOl3CZ6Hz6_6YGNVLzerInoaFIG3aZ0Afoo