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About

Casey Thornton is an emerging artist based in the Wheatbelt town of Narrogin, Western Australia. 

CV

Education

In progress
Bachelor of Humanities (Visual Culture), Open Universities Australia

2010 – 2013 
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University, Perth 
Graduated with distinction.
Member of the Vice Chancellors List. 
Top Student, department of art, 2012

2009
Studied towards Cert IV in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft, C Y O’Connor TAFE, Narrogin

Professional Development & Volunteer

2018
Public Art in Narrogin: Strategy Workshop and Masterclass (facilitated by Artsource), Narrogin WA.
Community Engagement (facilitated by Annette Carmichael), Narrogin WA. 
Artists & Audiences: Active or Passive (facilitated by Gill Nichol of MCA), Mandurah WA.
Artlands Victoria conference, Bendigo, VIC.

2017
Developing Volunteer Management Plans workshop (facilitated by Wheatbelt Volunteer Hub), Narrogin WA.

2016-17
Artisan Market Stallholder at Perth Makers Market, Perth Upmarket, Denmark Arts Markets, By the C Cottesloe, York Festival, Narrogin Spring Festival

2015
Internship at Rapide 3D (3D printer manufacturer), Shenzhen China
Exhibition Volunteer, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth WA.

2014
Ceramics Wheelwork Course, Central Institute of Technology, Perth WA.
Exhibition Volunteer, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth WA.

2013
Young People’s Arts Business Development Seminar, Perth Cultural Centre WA.
Student Mentor, Student Transition and Retention Team, Curtin University Perth WA. 

2012
Student Ambassador, Prospective Student Services, Curtin University, Perth WA.
Exhibition Volunteer, 
SODA graduate showcase, Curtin University, Perth WA.

Grants & Awards 

2018
Recipient of Creative Grid Emerging Artist Mentorship, Southern Forest Arts
Recipient of Next Level YCulture Regional grant, Country Arts WA

2017
Winner of Open and Portraiture awards, Narrogin Agricultural Society Show

2016
Winner of Open and Portraiture awards, Narrogin Agricultural Society Show

2016
Short Film award, HyperVision Youth Art Award, Perth WA.

2010
Access Scholarship (Fine Art). Curtin University

2009
South Perth Emerging Artist Award “Young Artist”. City of South Perth

2008
Black Swan Youth Prize for Portraiture, upper school division (acquisitive). Artrinsic Inc

2007
Junior Exhibitor Award. ​Narrogin Agricultural Society
P.D. Lane Memorial Award​ for Photography. Narrogin Agricultural Society
Mrs L. Metzke Award for Photography. Narrogin Agricultural Society

Solo Exhibitions

2020 (scheduled)
Ephemera: The Space Between, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

2019
Quietude, NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space), Narrogin WA

Group Exhibitions

2019
The Alternative Archive: Common Ground, NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space), Narrogin WA

2018
Dryandra Makers Trail. Narrogin Town Hall, Narrogin, WA

2016
Wickepin Art Prize 
HyperVision Youth ArtAwards. Midland Junction Arts Centre, Perth WA

2012
SODA Graduate Exhibition. Curtin University

2011
Walk Your Art Out. City of Bunbury

2010
Perth Royal Show, Claremont Showgrounds

2009
Emerge ’09. NEXIS, Narrogin

2008
Year 12 Perspectives. Art Gallery of Western Australia
Young Originals. Central Institute of Technology

2006
Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards, WA State Finalist 

Collections

Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth WA

Private Collections, Narrogin WA

Professional Memberships

NAVA

Arts Related Employment

Nov 2017 – present
Community Engagement Officer, Arts Narrogin

Feb 2015 – Feb 2016
Museum & Gallery Officer, Heathcote Museum & Gallery, City of Melville
Bookings Officer, Heathcote Museum & Gallery, City of Melville