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Please click on the book titles above to find my abstract comics which are chronologically ordered from the first one – The Drift of Impure Thoughts (2014) to the latest one. The pages are displayed in pairs as they appear in book form.

Welcome to my blog. I am a pioneer in the field of abstract sequential art and abstract comics, which combine the conventions of traditional comics with abstract painting and drawing to achieve works on canvas and paper using a range of formats, scales, techniques and media, including comics books. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Education – Art, I have taught high school in Queensland and England. In 2004 I received of Masters of Arts at Nottingham University and in 2016 I was awarded a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Sunshine Coast. My thesis and associated exhibition investigated the new genre of abstract sequential art, which shows sequence and movement using a variety of abstract subject matter, media and styles. The exhibition displayed the original 126 sequential A3 pages of my abstract graphic novel as one whole work. I have published an academic paper about this topic and have spoken at four international Arts or Comics conferences.

Between 2013 and 2018 I will have participated in nine group and three solo exhibitions, as well as being a finalist in three art prizes. Also during this time I was selected for the Margaret Ellen Turner Residency, which supports emerging artists, and helped advance my practice. In addition, I have produced and published an abstract graphic novel and three abstract comics books, and because of this, I was recently invited to participate in a pop-up comics, zine and book event at the University of Queensland in conjunction with the Robert Smithson exhibition.

I have recently exhibited large works on paper and canvas at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, which received a good review in the Sunshine Coast Daily. Sourced at this site: https://www.pressreader.com/australia/sunshine-coast-daily/20180706/281771334944354

In addition, I have a featured work in the King George Square Outdoor Gallery until November 2018. During October my abstract comics and their original drawings will be exhibited at the Maroochydore Library Artspace, at the invitation of the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. https://gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Exhibitions/Maroochydore-Artspace/Abstract-Comics.

I continue to enjoy part-time teaching secondary school Art, as well as daily studio practice, and generating a career as an abstract artist.

 Summary of event

Event Place
2018

Finalist: Lethbridge 10,000 small-scale art award

 

 

Lethbridge Gallery online

Solo Exhibition:  Abstract Comics #2

 

Maroochydore Library Artspace
Group Exhibition: Exchange King George Sq., Lightboxes, BCC

 

Group Exhibition: Squeeze Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

 

Group Exhibition: Connect 3

 

Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

 

Invited Participant: Not of this Earth: The Smithson exhibition – zine, artist and comic book event.

 

University of Queensland Art Museum
2017

Finalist: Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize

 

Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosaville

 

Finalist: Obi Art Prize Maleny Community Centre, Maleny

 

Finalist: Local Art Local Content Caloundra Regional Gallery

 

Solo Exhibition:  Abstract Comics #1

 

88-Gallery, Redcliffe
2016

Invited Participant: Pecha Kucha and pop-up exhibition

 

 

Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosaville

 

Group Exhibition: OH! There It is! Axis Gallery, Maroochydore

 

Group Exhibition: Squeeze of Art teachers Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

 

Published Abstract Comics: What Will Paul Klee Say?

 

Self-published on Blurb
2015

Conference Paper: Abstract Artists Book

            

 

ABBE Conference, QCA, Brisbane

 

Residency: Margaret Ellen Turner Old Ambulance Gallery, Nambour

 

Group Exhibition: Part of the Process

 

Old Ambulance Gallery, Nambour

 

Group Exhibition: Squeeze Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosaville

 

Group Exhibition: Lamkin Lane pop-up Paisley Park, Caloundra

 

Solo Exhibition:  The Drift of Impure Thoughts

 

USC Gallery, Sippy Downs
2014

Conference Papers: Abstract Comics and Abstract Art

 

 

4th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art, MCG, Melbourne

Published Abstract Comics: The Drift of Impure Thoughts 

 

Self-published on Blurb

You can also follow my work on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you

Kym Tabulo

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