Exhibitions participated in were

  • Myer Center, Adelaide Central School of Art
  • Blackwood Rotary Exhibition 2001
  • Solo Exhibition – Gallery M. Aug – Sept 2002. Introducing Avril
  • Royal South Australian Society of Arts – Pursuit of Individuality Nov 2002
  • St Catherine’s School – Illuminate – Nov 2002
  • Royal South Australian Society of Arts – 2003
  • Royal South Australian Soc of Arts – July 2003
  • St Catherine’s School – Nov 2003
  • Solo exhibition – The unveiling “ The Frog Man” Archibald entry and other works – 2004
  • Scotch College – Immerse your Senses 2004
  • St Catherine’s School – Art & Sol 2004
  • Finalist Archibald 2005 – Gallery N.S.W.
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    At the Archibald 2005 NSW Art Gallery, Portrait of Alexander Downer 4’6″ x 6′ “Minister from Downunder” Oil on Canvas by Avril Thomas

  • Newcastle Region Art Gallery -July – August 2005
  • Moree Plains Gallery – August – September 2005
  • Cowra Art Gallery – September – October 2005
  • Albury Regional Art Gallery – October – November 2005
  • Victorian Arts Centre  – November – February 2005
  • Kadumba drawing award N.S.W – 2005
  • Scotch College – Scotch Fine Art Exhibition 2006
  • St Johns –Belair Hills Art Show 2006
  • Solo Exhibition – Bon Voyage 2006
  • Portrait Artists Australia – Sydney – Idols and Icons 2006
  • Unveiling of Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Neilson’s portrait for the National Portrait Gallery Canberra 2006
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    At Government house painting portrait of Governor of SA Marjorie Jackson Nelson commissioned by National Portrait Gallery Canberra

  • Scotch College – Scotch Fine Art Exhibition 2007
  • Royal South Australian Society of Arts – Spring Exhibition 2007
  • Life Work Art Exhibition – Adelaide 2007
  • Portrait Artists Australia – Sydney – Friends 2007
  • Unveiling of Vice Chancellor Prof Anne Edwards Flinders University permanent collection2007
  • Solo Exhibition – Unveiling Premier Mike Rann’s portrait and retrospective works 2008
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    Premier Mike Rann at the unveiling of his portrait “Big Boys Toys” oil on canvas Painted by Avril Thomas (an entry to the Archibald) and retrospective show held at artists studio /home

  • Solo Exhibition – South Australian Living Artists Festival 2008
  • Portrait Artists Australia-  Healing Hands 2009
  • Face to Face – Group Exhibition South Australian Living Artists Festival 2008, Ayres House,
  • Joint exhibition with Meg Brassil – 3 Divas2009
  • Scotch College – Group Fine art Exhibition 2009
  • Flinders Medical Centre – Theatre Works Solo 2009, 10 Surgeons participated. Robert Padbury, Dr Phill Griffin, Dr Foreman, Dr David Wattchow, Dr Bessell, Dr Rudi Jaarsmar, Dr Barnett, Dr John Freeman, Dr Jay McGavigan,


    Exhibition Theatre Works at Flinders Hospital Drawings and paintings by Avril Thomas

  • Face to Face – Group Exhibition SALA Ayres House/National Trust Museum
  • Solo – Open Studio SALA 2009
  • Private exhibition during Hans Heyson festival, Hosted by Sue Heyson featuring works by Hans Heyson and Avril Thomas 2009
  • Opening for the Adelaide University school of Medicine 125th Historical Exhibition May 2010

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    The opening in Bonython Hall at University of Adelaide during the celebrations of 125th Anniversary of the School of Medicine

  • Adelaide University School of Medicine 125th “A day in the Life of Medicine” Bonythan Hall

    Associate Professor Bill Griggs Retrieval

    Portrait of Bill Griggs – “Retrieval” Oil on Canvas painted by Avril Thomas

  • Adelaide convention Centre select pieces from ” A day in the life of Medicine” exhibition
  • Federal Parliament House Canberra –  Portrait Artists Australia Portrait of Karen Reynolds
  • “Southern Exposure” exhibition in conjunction with the Fleurieu Art Prize. Held at Magpie Springs 2013
  • Open studio SALA 2014
  • “Sensurious” Magpie Springs duel show with Judy Morris
  • Unveiling of Gerry Ryan Portrait – Crown Melbourne Victoria

    The unveiling of Gerry Ryan’s portrait, Oil on canvas painted by Avril Thomas Commissioned by Jayco Australia and NZ dealerships – at Crown Melbourne

    Commissioned by Australia and NZ dealers Jayco 2015

  • Sentiments” with Elaine Cheng Erika Walter at Magpie Springs SALA 2015
  • Works on show Magpie Springs
  • Women Painting Women 2016 Burrinja Victoria Australia National show with Fiona Bilbrough | Jacqui Grantford | Raelene Sharp | Sally Ryan Vicki Sullivan | Heather Ellis
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    Avril Thomas with her painting “The Artist” Oil on Canvas during the Australian National Women Painting Women exhibition held at Burrinja Victoria

    Her works can be seen in the gallery at Magpie Springs