Sharon Tompkins

1988–2013 Practising Visual Artist

Selected exhibition history

Solo exhibitions

2005   Arcarnum - John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

2002   Eccentric Spirits II - Maitland City Council Administration Building

2001   “Solitude”, Sculpture of the Month, April 2001, Maitland City Art Gallery

1997   Tarot - Process Intuition & Paradox, Faculty of Art & Design Gallery, University of Newcastle

1996   Small Works - Maitland City Council Administration Building Foyer

1995   Beyond Reason - John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle


International Group Exhibitions

2011   Studio Exhibition Skopelos Foundation for the Arts Skopelos Island, Greece

2011   “Inspiration Picasso”, Galerija Muzeja, Centar za Kulturu Aleksinac, Serbia

2010   3rd International Biennial Ex Libris “Danube” 2010, Historical Archive Gallery of Panÿevo, Serbia

2010   5th International Ex Libris, “The Celestial Sphere” Town Library Bodio Lomnago,Italy

2010   Compact Prints, International Print exhibition, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Qld

2009   1st International Ex Libris Competition Ex Libris Association of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2009   Candidate in 1st International Biennale Exhibition of Small Graphic Forms and Ex Libris
“The Belovezhskaya, Russia - 2009

2008   International Ex Libris Exhibition “Gdanÿsk Lions”, Gdanÿsk Archipelago of Culture, Poland

2008   2nd International Biennial Ex Libris, Pancevo, Serbia

2008   International Print Exhibition & Exchange “Compact Prints 2008” Umbrella Studio Assoc., Townsville

2007   VII International Graphic Competition for Ex Libris Old Gliwice City Hall Gallery, Poland

2007   International Ex Libris Competition, Zwijgershoek, St Niklaas, Belgium

2006   International Print Exhibition & Exchange “Compact Prints 2006” Umbrella Studio Assoc., Townsville

2004   International Ex Libris: “Sports/The Bicycle”, Multi-art Club Gallery, Poli-technical Academy, Belgrade.

2003   Print Biennial Beijing, Beijing Yan Huang Gallery, China

2003   “The Freedom” 1st International Biennial Ex Libris, Sofia, Bulgaria

2003   International Mini Print Biennial, Cluj, Romania

2003   23rd Mini Print International, Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, Spain

2003   1st International Ex Libris Exhibition. Ankara, Turkey

2003   Spirit of the City ST Petersburg, Ex Libris Exhibition, Russia

2003   “Breakfast with Dracula” International Mail Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2003   4th International Ex Libris “Man & Fish” Rijeka - Croatia

2003   IT ART 2003 Mini Graphic &Painting World Wide Show, Academia D’Art, Pisa, Italy

2002   International Exhibition of Computer Graphics, Silesian Museum of Opava, Czech Republic

2002   IT ART 2002 Mini Graphic &Painting World Wide Show, Accademia D’Art, Pisa, Italy

2002   6th International Miniature Art Biennial, Salle Augustin – Chenier, Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada

2001   4th International Graphic Competition for Ex Libris, Old Gliwice City Hall Gallery, Poland

2001   Mini Print Biennial, National Museum of Art, Cluj, Napoca Romania

2001   International Ex Libris Competition, Zwijgershoek, St Niklaas, Belgium

2000  International Ex Libris “Homage to the Poet” Cluj-Napoca Romania


Major Joint Exhibitions        

1999   A Star in a Stone Boat - John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

1999   Desire by Degrees – Lindsay Street Gallery, Hamilton

1998   The Mists Of Avalon –Steepstairs Gallery, Newcastle

1994   National Graphic Illusions  - Umbrella Gallery, Townsville

1993   Beware - Artist at Work - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

1991   Celebration - Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

1990   Dream Flight - Maitland City Art Gallery

1990   Eccentric Spirits - Galerie La Meurianne, Balgowlah, Sydney

1990   Dream Weavers - John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle


Represented in the collections of:

Ex Libris Collection of the Historical Archive of Panÿevo, Serbia

University Library of Rijeka, Croatia

Public Municipal Library, Gliwice, Poland

The Hunter Urban Division of General Practice, NSW

Private collections in England, Spain, France and Australia