Painting by Jessie Thompson titled Planting seeds in the cracks. banner image

Jessie Thompson

Exhibition: Moments of Happiness
Exhibition opening: Friday 21 April, 5-8pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday 22 April - Sunday 7 May 2023
Exhibition hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-2pm

Bas About Town presents local artist Jessie Thompson and her exhibition Moments of Happiness.

Using acrylic and mixed media techniques Thompson creates artworks based on capturing the miracles in nature, the wonders and curiosities that exist when observing our land. Her works are quirky and bold with whimsical touches and express a passion for colour.

Thompson produces fragmented images drawn from experience and memories of her imaginary world; growing up, spending holidays camping in the bush with nature, observing and imagining. Then, as an adult, feeling pulled back to nature to heal, give hope, and is the ultimate happy place.

The beauty and flaws in shapes is what intrigues and influences Thompson's artwork. This new collection focuses on imperfections, capturing the beauty in nature and seeing the colour in everything.

Public programs

As part of the Moments of Happiness exhibition program, Jessie Thompson will be running the following events:

  • Opening night: Friday 21 April, 5-8pm

Creative workshops

  • Monday 24 April 2023, 11am to 1pm: Happiness journals - see first hand the benefits of art journaling and creating pages that bring you joy.
  • Book through Eventbrite
  • Wednesday 26 April 2023, 3 to 5pm: creating art with intention and layering with natural and earthy materials.
  • Book through Eventbrite
  • Saturday 29 April 2023, 6 to 7.30pm: Sip and create with pot art - enjoy a fun evening with friends and create your own painted pot.
  • Book through Eventbrite

More information

For more information on the exhibition and workshops contact Jessie Thompson:

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