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Spikes: then and now

Spikes: then and now

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE (b. 1931), former sprinter, has been Governor of South Australia since November 2001. The ‘Lithgow Flash’ won two Olympic gold medals at Helsinki in 1952, becoming the first Australian woman to win an Olympic gold...

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

The cream of South Australia's medical profession brought to life by local artists in a specially commissioned art show celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of Adelaide's Medical School. Fifty-nine portraits of the State's best known medical...

Stateline ABC Segment

Stateline ABC Segment

 See the Stateline ABC Segment ----->  on the Theatre Works exhibition by Avril Thomas held at  Flinders Medical Centre The Hon Jon Hill Minister assisting the Premier in the arts opened the Theatre Works - by Avril Thomas

Rann the model Premier

Rann the model Premier

WHEN Premier Mike Rann comes out to play, we hope the Archibald judges don't run away! Eden Hills artist Avril Thomas captured South Australia's head honcho in a painting she's called Big Boys Toys as her latest entry in the acclaimed portrait competition, the...

The Age – Portrait of a winner?

The Age – Portrait of a winner?

The 2005 Archibald Prize finalists reveal a mixed bag of talent, writes Peter Hill. How popular is the Archibald Prize? According to London's The Art Newspaper (March 2005), Australia's best-loved portrait prize came ninth in a listing of contemporary art exhibitions...

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Avril Thomas shops

Avril Thomas shops

 large range of products are now available with over 100 Avril Thomas artworks - see the selection and buy online Clothing - Womens       Fitted T-Shirt,  Fitted Scoop T-Shirt, Tank tops,                      ...

Online shopping – products with Avril Thomas Prints

Online shopping – products with Avril Thomas Prints

 Links  to see selection of products for online shopping using Avril Thomas Prints click on the items your interested in.  Choose print you like. Buy online. Clothing - Mens clothing - Hoodies, Lightweight Hoodies, Lightweight Sweatshirts, Zipped Hoodies             ...

“Celebrating Innovators” At Federal Parliament House

“Celebrating Innovators” At Federal Parliament House

An exhibition at Federal Parliament House Canberra with Portait Artists Australia Nov 4th 2012 Subject Prof Karen Renolds South Australias  Scientist of the year 2012 and Engineer of the year Australia 2010 - News at Flinders University Karen Reynolds and Avril...

Portrait of Karen Reynolds

Portrait of Karen Reynolds

Portrait of Karen Reynolds. Australian Engineer of the year 2010 and South Australian Scientist of the year exhibited at Federal Parliament House Canberra with Portrait Artists Australia exhibition  "Celebrating innovators"

The Artists Book

The Artists Book

Proud to be included in "The Artists Book" a 180 page book released in Sydney April with leading artists from round Australia. A Portrait Artists Australia publication.  A really beautiful celebration of portraiture!!!  Am one of only 2 artists from South Australia...

The Remedy

The Remedy

copy of "The Remedy" 91 x 1023 Oil on Canvas by Avril Thomas  used by The Hon Dr. Basil Hetzel AC during Uni SA exhibition to commemorate his lifes work.  World wide contribution to Iodine Deficiency Disorder - Emeritus Proffessor - Medicine. The Hon Dr. Basil Hetzel...

“Theatre Works”  The collection – prints available.

“Theatre Works” The collection – prints available.

In 2009 Avril Thomas worked as artist-in-residence in Operating Theatres, Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. The aim of the project was to capture portraits of a variety of staff members and to provide a rare glimpse inside an operating theatre through the...

Independent weekly

Independent weekly

Avril's work was featured both in the Independent weekly August 6 - 12

Deans of Science collection

Deans of Science collection

 5 of the 8 Paintings for  Monash - Deans of Science collection 5 of 8 Accademic Portraits by Avril Thomas - oil on canvas -

Posthumous Oil Painting for Monsash University

Posthumous Oil Painting for Monsash University

Commissioned by Monash University to paint J.L. Les Williams (January 18, 1915 – June 4, 1994) A portrait of J. L. (Les) William was commissioned by Monash University's School of Physics. The portrait was painted by the Adelaide artist Ms Avril Thomas. The J. L....

A Visual History –

A Visual History –

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts 1856 - 2016 Volume - Avril Thomas inclusion in this historical publication by Adam Dutkiewicz

Graduate’s portrait comes home

Graduate’s portrait comes home

A portrait of esteemed medical researcher and graduate Dr Basil Hetzel AC, painted to commemorate the University of Adelaide's 125th anniversary of its medical program, has been officially unveiled in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dr Hetzel was one of 59 of the...

Portrait of Basil Hetzel “The Remedy”

Portrait of Basil Hetzel “The Remedy”

Portrait of Basil Hetzel "The Remedy" was unveiled at The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research. Delighted to have this image featured several times throughout the 2010 Research Report

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

A day in the life of medicine in South Australia

The cream of South Australia's medical profession has been brought to life by two local artists in a specially commissioned art show celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of Adelaide's Medical School. Fifty-nine portraits of the State's best known...

Monash University Commissioned Portraits – Deans

Monash University Commissioned Portraits – Deans

2010 Commissioned by Monash University, Victoria to paint collection, Deans of Science Prof Jock Marshal, Prof John Swan, Bill Muntz, Prof Ian Rae, Prof James Warren, Prof Ron Davies , Prof Ross Norris, Prof Kevin Westfold. 5 of the 8 paintings in the Monash...

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