Doris Thomas | Artist Profile

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About

Doris Thomas was born and grew up at Deep Well Station south of Alice Springs, and her Tjukurrpa is Pigeon Rockhole beside Deep Well Station. Her mother a Luritja speaker was from Docker River way - and her father from Papunya. Her parents both worked at Deep Well Station. Thomas’ whole family then moved to Titjikala Community. Thomas travelled to Darwin to study and met her husband, with whom she had two children. She is also a grandmother. Thomas has experience using many media - fabric painting, carving, pottery and painting. Eventually, living permanently in Alice Springs as a renal patient, Thomas joined Tangentyere Artists in 2010. Thomas occasionally paints in an adapted dot style very much of her own design, but generally she paints rich landscapes of the Country in which she has lived her life, around Deep Well and Titjikala. More recently, Doris has produced intricate paintings (acrylic pen on board) that depict in acute detail her memories, past and present, and feature places like Alice Wells, Mount Charlotte and Titjikala.

Group Exhibitions

2016, November - Town Camp Yarns, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2016, September - Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT Desert Mob
2016, August - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin NT
2016, June - Group Exhibition with Ewyenper Atwatye Artists, Hermannsburg Potters and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists at Tangentyere Artists Gallery Arrweketye Mob
2016, May - Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs NT Many Women, Many Stories, Many Ways
2016, May - Group Exhibition, Tangentyere Artists Gallery Many Women, Many Stories, Many Ways
2016, April - Aboriginal Art Marketplace, Yulara Tjungu Festival
2016, February - Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs NT Recent Works
2015, October - Tandanya Cultural Centre Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
2015, October - Art Gallery South Australia, Adelaide, SA Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
2015, September - Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, NT SELFIES 2 l Town Campers
2015, September - Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, NT SELFIES 2 l Town Campers
2015, September - Araluen Cultural Precinct Alice Springs NT Desert Mob - 25 Year Commemorative Exhibition
2015, August - Convention Centre, Darwin NT Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
2014, November - Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery Sydney NSW Figuratively Speaking: Town Camp artists tell their stories
2014, September - Bright Gallery Bright VIC Time and Place 2:
2014, September - Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs NT Selfies: Representation of Self by Town Camp Artists
2014, August - Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
2014, June - Tangentyere Artists Group Show New Works: Salon Show
2013, September - Tangentyere Artists Gallery Alice Springs NT Tangentyere Artist Open Day Of New Art Centre
2013, May - Desart Art Centres Seoul Korea Seoul Open Arts Fair
2012 - 4 Elder Street Alice Springs NT Tangentyere Artists Open Day - Inaugural Art Centre Open Day
2012 - Desert Park Alice Springs NT Centre Bird Festival
2012 - Darwin Convention Centre Darwin NT Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
2012 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
2011 - Exhibition Building Melbourne VIC Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
2011 - Kate Owen Gallery Sydney NSW Tangentyere Artists
2011 - IAD Press Alice Springs NT Sharing our Stories – Anwerne-kenhe ayeye: Indigenous Literacy Day Festival
2011 - Japingka Indigenous Fine Art Gallery Fremantle WA Our homes: Town Camp & Beyond
2010 - Peta Appleyard Gallery Alice Springs NT Coming Together
2010 - Mossenson Gallery Melbourne VIC Tjintu Kutjupa
2010 - Outstation Gallery Darwin NT Art from the Heart of Town Camps
2003 - Ceramic Gallery Sydney NSW Indigenous Ceramic Survey
2003 - Gallery Gondwana Alice Springs NT Bush Creatures
2003 - Counihan Gallery Melbourne VIC Black and White
2002 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
2001 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
2001 - Gallery Gabriel Footscray Community Arts Centre Melbourne VIC Printmaking from Central Australia
2000 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1999 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1998 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1997 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1996 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1995 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition
1994 - Araluen Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs NT Desert Mob Exhibition

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria
Tennant Creek Cultural Centre
Peter & Alison Klein Collection, Freiburg, Germany

Bibliography

2016 - Finnane, Kieran, 'From ceremony to selfies', Art Monthly Australasia, Issue 287, March 2016, p:68-70.
2016 - Biddle, Jennifer L., Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation, Duke University Press, p: 55-58.
2015 - Byrne, Joanna, Sophie Wallace, and Tangentyere Artists, Making Place Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Tarnanthi Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery South Australia, p: 92-97
2015 - Cumpston, Nici and Nick Mitzevich, Tarnanthi At The Gallery, Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, p: 9-16.

Artworks of Doris Thomas

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