Head, Graphic Art Section
Director, Fine Line Press & Print Research Unit
School of Fine Art, Rhodes University Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Telephone: 046 6038194 intl. +27 46 6038194
Mobile: 082 8099107 intl. +27 082 8099107
Fax: 046 6224349 intl. +27 46 6224349
Mr. Thorburn has been selected to be a Discussant for Final Session of Conference
Dominic Thorburn is a professor at Rhodes University School of Fine Art, Grahamstown, South Africa. Born and educated in Cape Town, he was awarded his MFA in 1993 from Rhodes University where he is presently Head of the Graphic Art Section and Director of the Fine Line Press & Print Research Unit. Dominic was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in 1992 that granted him a sabbatical at the Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, where he completed a Professional Printer Program. First prize in a major national art competition rewarded him in 1994 with a year’s residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. Achievements in academia have included numerous research grants and global travel awards. He has presented papers on diverse aspects of printmaking at numerous international conferences and is also widely published. Thorburn has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and is broadly represented in museum, corporate, and private collections. Dominic initiated the establishment of the Fine Line Press at Rhodes University, unique in being the only institution based printmaking press and research unit in South Africa. He was co-convenor of the 3rd Impact International Printmaking Conference held in South Africa in 2003.