Jonathan Thomson is an Artist, Art Historian, Critic and Independent Curator. He is a highly experienced Arts Administrator and a widely published Arts Writer. He is an authority on current international developments in modern and contemporary art and is an expert in arts planning and arts and cultural policy.
He has been working as an artist for more than 20 years. His work is in private and corporate collections in Australia, Hong Kong, USA, UK and France. He has held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong (2010, 2011) and Bangkok (2011, 2012) and was selected as a prize winner at the Kobe Biennale in 2011.
He has over 20 years of high-level experience in public arts administration in Australia and Hong Kong as Deputy Director (Strategic Development) and Head of Secretariat at the Australia Council for the Arts and Deputy Secretary General of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
In addition he has held senior posts with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Global University Alliance.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Adelaide University, a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts from Flinders University, and a Master of Philosophy Degree in Art History from the University of Hong Kong. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
In 2000, he established Thomson Fine Art as an independent art consultancy that offers expert advice on arts and cultural policy, research and analysis of key trends, issues and opportunities facing the arts, strategic planning for the arts sector, curatorial services and collections development.