Georgia Thorpe started printmaking at the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia in 1989. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art (Visual Art) in 1992, and a Master of Art (Visual Art) in 1998.
She then moved to London UK and was working by day for a fine paper manufacturer, and printmaking at night at the Putney School of Art in South London. After two years in London she moved to Connecticut USA, making prints at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Here she had the good fortune of meeting legendary printmaking artists, Helen Frankenthaler, Wolf Kahn and Donald Sultan. In 2001 Georgia held a solo exhibition of monoprints at the Australian Consulate General in New York.
Georgia moved to Melbourne in 2002 and has been printmaking in the Access Studio at the Australian Print Workshop ever since. Her work has been included in numerous print and works on paper prize finalists exhibitions. In 2006, Georgia was selected as a Commissioned artist in the Print Council of Australia’s Print Commissioning, and in 2007 was awarded a Collie Print Trust Scholarship for Emerging Printmakers at the Australian Print Workshop.
Georgia works primarily with woodcuts, adding layers of intaglio, and hand colouring. She prefers to create series of ‘unique states’, combining water based pigments and oil based inks, for individual results.
Her work can be seen in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia, and in private collections in Australia, the UK and USA.