Sally Thurlow is enjoying membership with three artists’ collectives; The Red Head Gallery in Toronto, ON, The Iris Group in the Durham Region and this past year, WAAC, also in Toronto! A solo Red Head Gallery exhibition is scheduled for the autumn of 2022 if Covid lockdowns don’t close us again. Pre-Covid Canadian solo exhibitions include RENEWAL, CROSSROADS, SYSTEMS FAILURE, at The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Durham Reach at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, (RMG) ON, Iris at 20, (OISE) Toronto, ON, and the RMG, Oshawa, Red Head Gallery Travel Papers Show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, NS, The Red Head Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, TO, FILMIC, Station Gallery, Whitby, No Man’s Land (Erring on the Mount festival, Peterborough), WhiteOut: The Iris Group + Friends, Toronto Arts Council Gallery, Toronto, ON, Flotsam: Between Material and Spirit, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects; 3 person exhibition, Duntara, Bonavista, NL. Her work has been shown internationally including ARC Gallery, Chicago, Ill, BluSeed Studios and Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY, and Kunsthaus Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Thurlow received a BA majoring in Fine Arts from the University of Toronto, finishing with Cultural and Environmental Studies at Trent University. She has been the recipient of various Ontario Arts Council Awards and has given numerous artist talks and workshops at educational institutions and public galleries. Her work is held in private collections across Canada, and at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario.
Years of living by the shores of Lake Ontario have informed my multi-disciplinary practice based in sculpture, installation, photography and painting. Recently, the changes I am hearing about globally, and noticing by the lake due to the climate emergency have been finding form in painting. The painting subjects meld with the grain of the wood panels recycled from former crates made for my sculptures. The mixed-media materials… flotsam and jetsam from the beaches may also wash up into the paint. It is an enthralling process.