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Frank Thirion holds a PhD in Visual Arts -painting from the Australian National University, College of the Arts and Social Sciences,(2004).

Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Visual Arts)with a University Medal  from the Australian National University, College of the Arts and Social Sciences, (1999). 

Thirion has taught visual arts at the ANU, College of the Arts and Social Sciences, since 2000. His professional teaching experience includes lecturing in the Painting Department, sessional lecturer in life drawing for Foundation Studies and Portfolio Preparation at the Centre for Continuing Education (2007-2017). Thirion has also taught Life Drawing at the Faculty of Design & Creative Practice, University of Canberra, ACT (2008-2009). 

He is an established exhibiting artist who as participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions including:

 The Archibald Prize (finalist, 2012), a finalist in the Wynne Prize (four times), the Salon de refusés (2013), Future Proof Canberra Contemporary Art (2013) and The Blake Prize (finalist 2014). 

Dr Thirion is the recipient of a number of awards including the Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for Visual Arts ACT (2009), the Canberra Art Prize (2002), and the Australian National University, Tillyard Prize (1999). 


Further information on professional experience, selected publication and citations can be found on by downloading the link CV 2019 (doex).  

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