Many of these drawings began at a frog-filled pond near Hill End. I made the initial washes and marks while contemplating the still water, its depths and the passing clouds reflected on its surface. The ensuing matrix developed with a process of automatism, allowing the frog chorus and chant of crickets to assert their influences. In other drawings and prints I have responded to other bodies of water on the Colo and Kangaroo Rivers and at the ocean's edge. The marks became notations, not only of surface movements, but the melodious and sensuous qualities of these places.
Brooke Thompson has a Bachelor Fine Arts (Hons) from the National Art School and is a current candidate for a Masters of Fine Arts (major printmaking) from the College of Fine Arts (University of New South Wales). Over the last ten years she has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. In 2013 she has been shortlisted for the Waverley Art Prize and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing and worked at the National Art School Studio at Hill End.