Art Exhibition | Ann Thomson 'Change Takes Time'

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 15-Feb-2023
Brisbane born artist Ann Thomson will celebrate her 90th year with a solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley from 28th February 2023. Ann Thomson is a painter and sculptor known for her intriguing, expressive artworks. She has been at the forefront of the Australian art landscape for more than 50 years. The paintings in this exhibition were created predominantly during the 1970’s with majority of the works rarely seen outside of her studio. @mitchellfineartgallery
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Date: 28th February - 18th March 2023
Time: 10am - 5.30pm Weekdays; 10am - 5pm Saturday.
Ticket: Free
Call: 0732542297
Graduating from the National Art School in 1962, Ann Thomson has become a force in the Australian art scene with numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work is held in many collections including the Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian National Art Gallery.

Ann Thomson was nine years old when she painted her first still life in Brisbane. 'I was lucky that I found what I needed to do early,' she says of becoming an artist.

Enrolled after the war at Somerville House, her teachers including Betty Churcher, Joan Kerr and Caroline Barker became lifelong friends.

Often described as abstract, Thomson rejects this label as her works are drawn from visual memories of places and things; “I might abstract something, but I don't just paint shapes” says Thomson. Described by the late Edmund Capon as “one of the most interesting and intuitive artists in Australia today”, Thomson’s works are not intended to replicate a scene or a landscape, but rather evoke a sense of place.

Ann Thomson’s exhibition ‘Change Takes Time’ will be opened on Friday 3rd March by QAGOMA Director Chris Saines.

On Saturday 4th March from 11am, Mitchell Fine Art will hold a panel discussion convened by Vanessa Van Ooyen, Director QUT Galleries and Museums in conversation with Ann Thomson, Joanna Capon OAM, and David Malouf AO.

The exhibition is showing at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley from 28 February – 18 March 2023.

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The gallery is open 6 days a week from Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am until 5pm, with onsite parking available.

To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email View online at

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