All invited to view my exhibition of "recent works" at @montsalvatartscentre in the Barn Gallery from the 6th of March to 1st April 2019
Exhibiting work from Object Impression Series, Mixed Media original works and Contemporary Tapestry’s.
Recent works by Samantha Thompson features the printmaking work of “Object Impressions” in conjunction with new series “Anticipatory Nostalgia” and new contemporary tapestry’s.
“Object Impressions” explores themes of women’s identity, in the form of kitchen items and loved domestic decorations being passed down from generations. Reduction linocut on paper seemed a great printmaking media, to express the layers built up overtime, that add depth, memory and emotion to these often simple objects.
New series “Anticipatory Nostalgia” explores the feeling of missing something before its gone, and in my case, documenting my natural surround living in rural Victoria, that’s being quickly eroded by urban sprawl. Using dry point on Perspex plates combined with mixed media techniques, my aim is to document the current natural animals and insects I come in contact with.
YEARS after finishing “Textile design” at RMIT, Im finally back to some weaving. This here is my first sampler.
Meet “Rolly” He is my new press, Im looking forward to using him alot in the next years!
Very excited to announce a space at the Parallax Art Fair in Chelsea, London!
The Fair runs from October 19 to the 21st at the Chelsea Town Hall in London.
The Object Impressions Exhibition will be visiting the Tussock Upstairs Gallery in Point Lonsdale from September the 1st to the 23rd.
Come and visit at 89 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale 3225.
Had an amazing week in Japan for the Tokyo International Art Fair. Met lots of great people, saw some amazing art, and hope to be back to exhibit in Japan again someday.
Enjoyed the day of the 'Object Impressions' Exhibition at The BOP Arts Co-Op in Meredith, and it was nice to see the collection all together before taking it to Japan.
Many thanks to all of you who came.
Exhibition featuring Samantha Thompson current collection, Object Impression.
3 to 5pm held at the BOP Art Co Op HQ in Meredith.
Work is original reduction linocut on paper.
Come and enjoy a wine, while viewing this successful body of work and chat to the artist.
Stuffed into drawers, stacked in antique shops, and handed down as heirlooms you will find the domesticated art of housewives, sisters, mothers, and daughters. “Object Impressions" is a collection of such art, resplendent in reduction linocut the collection reflects why and what we collect and who it is that collects it.
These objects, rarely used but highly valued, lay hidden or on display. They’re a comment on the identity, history, and society of women. Handed down from grandmother to mother, mother to daughter. Textiles, Jewellery, and China.
Sentimental and fragile these are microcosms of the forces that shape us and the movements that bind us. Whilst my ancestors may be gone a collection of memories -household objects, Knick knacks and junk remains in their place. The Oregon trail pioneers, the revolution, the civil war, this history produces objects.
Objects that irrespective of value are used, carried, and still valued. Looking back has a curious way of granting perspective when looking forward. It is this perspective that I attribute to my varied and colourful body of reduction linocuts on paper -linocuts that in scope span several centuries of events and inspiration.
Work that in its intricate layering and tasteful imperfection channels and embodies the wear of time and the incessant march of progress. Constantly evolving and remolded progress is built off the back of each generation just as each layer of my work is built off the last in a holistic depiction of time not as linear but as tangible, condensed, and impressionable, as an object.
Opening Saturday the 28th of April 2018 from 3pm - 5pm
@ The BOP Arts Co-Op HQ, 10 Wallace Street Meredith
This series is a collection of reduction linocut images exploring themes of identity, feminism and family history. Our identity reflected in what we choose to collect and value. Stuffed into drawers, stacked in antique shops and handed down as heirlooms you will find domestic art. This varied and colourful series spans several centuries of inspiration.