Thurle Wright works with books, maps and words on paper.
Her delicate paper reconstructions stem from an interest in the systems and structures of language. As well as the ordering of knowledge and the collecting, storing and accessing of words.
She cuts, folds, weaves and stitches lines of words into a new visual format. Traces of the original mingle with personal, often playful or poetic interpretations.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Thurle works from her studio in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.
She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including Collect2019 at the Saatchi Gallery, the Bookarts Triennial in Lithuania, Deptford X, and Brussels Art on Paper.
Numerous residencies include work for the V&A Museum of Childhood, Perth Central School of Art and Design, Camberwell Arts and various schools and colleges in the UK.
Her work is held public and private collections including Brisbane State Library
- Selected Exhibitions
- Saatchi Gallery – Collect 2019
- Bookarts Triennial – Lithuania
- Deptford X
- Brussels Art on Paper
- V&A – Museum of Childhood
- Perth Central School of Art
- Camberwell Arts
Work in many Public and Private Collections including Brisbane State Library.
- Wall Panels
- Paper/Paper Pulp
- Sculpture – Mixed Media
- Sculpture – Mobile
My delicate paper reconstructions stem from an interest in the systems and structures of language. As well as the ordering of knowledge and the collecting, storing and accessing of words.