Offering by Karen Thorn

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Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 25.50 cm X Width - 20.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Oil on Hardwood
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-36811-0135-01
COPYRIGHT © Karen Thorn
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Karen Thorn



ARTIST BIO

BORN

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Sydney, Australia, 1971

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Lives and works in Melbourne

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EDUCATION

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2013    Graduate Certificate in Visual Art. Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne University

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2012    1st year of Diploma of Visual Arts. CAE, Melbourne

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1995    Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Design). National Institute of Dramatic Arts, NIDA

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1990    1st year of Bachelor of Visual Arts. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

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EXHIBITIONS

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2015    Group show, Paint V2, Melbourne Arts Club

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2015    Group show, Emerging Arts Australia, Hogan Gallery, Melbourne

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2015    Group Show, House and Universe, Private House,         Melbourne

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2013    Group Show, Student Gallery, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne

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2012    Group Show, Brunswick St Gallery, CAE selected works

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1996    Group Show, Beyond The Lights, Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre

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            Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

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            Westpac Museum, Sydney

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            Albury Regional Museum, Albury

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            Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

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Karen Thorn came to her practice later in life after the birth of her third child. Having trained as a theatre designer and worked in both theatre and film, Karen has also lectured at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Karen started to use video drawing and painting as a way of documenting her performances and as a medium to explore the darker side of mothering. External landscapes become metaphors for internal dialogue. Daily routines become rituals, and everyday objects become the psyche and interior self. Karen Thorn’s work pushes back against a sense of drowning and overcrowding that motherhood can bring to reclaim her personal space.

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