Curriculum Vitae

Anna Leanda Thackray


B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, 2006

Winchester School of Art

Southampton University

United Kingdom

Websites: www.desert-comic.com and www.alt-alt.com

o Social Media:
" Instagram: @shamalcomics
" Facebook: Shamal Comics
" Full Comicbook can be viewed at www.shamalcomics.com Password: Shamal

Work Experience and Collaborations:

o March 2008 - November 2017, Professional Artist Bahrain.
" "Making Manga". Words Book Store, Bahrain workshop. Teaching MangaStudio on Wacom Cintiq afterwards creating our very own Manga Puppet sculpture/doll.

" Comicbook Artist/ Creator

" Zine making workshop, Bahrain Ministry of Culture.

" Illustrator Bahrain Streetsmart Guide Book

" Elham live Painting event, Bahrain

" Various Private Commissions

o 2006-08, Professional Artist at the Wimbledon Art Studios.

o February 2007 Curated with James Crabb at Nolias Gallery, London

o November to December 2006, Gallery Assistant, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, SE 1 OLN, Invigilated at the Sherwoods Photographic Prize 2006

o October 2005, Assistant at the Big draw coinciding with the Jerwoods Drawing Prize

o June 2005, Invigilating Phil Hales show Mockingbirds/Relaxeder Jerwoods Space

o January 2005, Gallery placement with Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, SE 1 OLN

o 2004 Invigilated at the Jerwoods Photographic Prize 2004.

o 1995-2000, Professional artist, Cape Town, South Africa

o 1992-94, Professional artist, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Publications and the Online Coverage:

o A full list of TV appearances and publications can also be found on my website
o http://www.desert-comic.com/news/

o Bizbahrain, 21 April 2016, http://www.bizbahrain.com/the-chronicles-of-shamal-comicbook-omnibus-with-bahrain-as-its-backdrop-launched/

o Bahrain This Week online, 20 April 2016: http://www.bahrainthisweek.com/the-chronicles-of-shamal

o Gulf Daily News Online, April 21 2016: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/8175

o Akhbar Al Khaleej, 21 April 2016, Page 22 Online: http://www.akhbar-alkhaleej.com/13908/article/17358.html

o Gulf Daily News, 21 April 2016, Page 5

o The Middle East Association, 21 April 2016: http://the-mea.co.uk/news/chronicles-shamal-comicbook-launches

o Online Gulf News, 22 April 2016: http://www.onlinegulfnews.com/2016/04/22/the-chronicles-of-shamal-a-comic-book-digest-with-a-difference/

o Trade Arabia, 22 April 2016: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/MEDIA_305452.

o Daily Tribune, 22 April 2016: http://www.newsofbahrain.com/viewNews.php?ppId=19121&TYPE=Posts&pid=&MNU=&

o Bahrain Shafaqna, 23 April 2016: http://bahrain.shafaqna.com/AR/BH/153

o Al Medinah International University News, 23 April 2016, www.world.mediu.edu.my/?p=22837

o Al Bilad, 24 April 2016. Page 27: http://www.albiladpress.com/article331405-4.

o Bahrain Confidential, February 2016 Front Cover and Pages 14-16

o Sabaya Magazine Cover Issue 68 March 2014 Page 24

o Daily Tribune http://dt.bh/new-hero-on-the-block/

o Gulf Daily News http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/source/XXXVI/318/pdf/page13.pdf

o Gulf Weekly Interview January 2014

o Gulf Daily Interview January 2014 http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/source/XXXVI/317/pdf/page11.pdf

o Time Out Bahrain http://www.timeoutbahrain.com/gallery/49447-novel-launch-party#.UvsU7XnRe2Q

o Co-Eds Magazine, March 2014

o Fact, Bahrain, January 2014, Vol 7 Issue 11 Page 17

o Ohlala Magazine, January 2009, Issue 50 Page 18 http://www.treobiz.com/ohlala/eb-jan-2009/brochure.html

o Fact, Bahrain, January 2009, Vol 2 Issue 5 Page 6

o Highlights Magazine, January 2009, Vol 1 Issue 4 Pages 8; 30-31

o Colouring Outside the Lines, Issue 3 http://www.myspace.com/colouringoutsidethelines

o Nokia E-Magazine, Vision Productions, P.O.Box356, Century City, Cape Town http://nokka.biz/

o 19 April 2002 More than meets the Eye in the following publications: Highbury and Islington Express and the Hampstead and Highgate Express.


o 2015 Second Place winner at MEFCC for most Original Comic

o 2008 Finalist, Women's History Month 2008: Relics & Remembrances at the reflect-arts.com.

o 2007 Cover and cover story winner for Nokka Magazine. http://nokka.biz/

o 2006 Short-listed for the Celeste Painting Prize.

o Finalist in the Gauloise Blondes, Freedom of expression art Competition, Grahamstown South Africa 1996 as one of 9 best artists countrywide.

Exhibitions and Commissions:

o 2012 till present day creator of the Shamal Comicbooks.

o MEFCC (Middle East Film and Comic Convention) 2017

o MEFCC (Middle East Film and Comic Convention) 2016

o LFCC (London Film Comic Convention) 2016

o MEFCC (Middle East Film and Comic Convention) 2015

o Animania Bahrain 2014

o IGN Bahrain 2014

o IGN Dubai 2014

o Dec 2014 The Feuding Shamal. War is Peace! Chapter 2.

o March 2014 Launching The Awakening of Shamal. No time to waste! Chapter 1

o Friday April 13, 2012 UPCOMING Moss, Norway

o 2011-2012 Illustrated the StreetSmart Bahrain Guidebook 2012 www.streetsmartbahrain.com/

o 28 October 2010 Commissioned by the Bahrain Horse owners as a thank you gift for His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum ruler of Dubai.

o 30 April - 6 May 2010, Gulf Hotel, Vintage, Bahrain, Middle East.

o March 2010 G40, 223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202 United States of America

o 3-6 December 2009 during Art Basel, Miami, Florida with Art Whino at Charcoal Studios, 2135 NW 1st AVE.

o 26 September 2009 Life Essentials, Art Whino, The Portals Theatre, 1236 Maryland Avenue, Washington, D.C, 20024.

o January 2009, Albareh Gallery, Elham, Bahrain, Middle East.

o November 2008/09, Anna was honoured to be commissioned by the Q.A.A to create two paintings for His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander and His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

o July 2008, Art Whino, 173 Waterfront street, National Harbour, U.S.A.

o May 30 2008,Art Whino, "We don't sleep well"173 Waterfront street, National Harbour,U.S.A.

o April 2008, The Palace, Kingdom of Bahrain, Middle East.

o April 2008, Elham Live Art 2008, Palace Hotel, Bahrain, Middle East.

o 18 January 2008, Art Whino, 717 N Saint Asaph Street, Washington D.C.

o 14 December 2007, Art Whino, 717 N Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

o 29 November, Wimbledon Art Studios, Studio 258, 10 Riverside Road, SW17 0BB, London.

o 9 November 2007, Art Whino, 717 N Saint Asaph, Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

o 6 November 2007 Art Auction with Bridget Riley, Ralph Steadman and Paula Rego, Medical Foundation, The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1.

o 19 October 2007, Art Whino, 717 N Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

o 2007 The Gallery, 14 Upland Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22.

o 17-20 May 2007, Arts Unwrapped, in conjunction with London Development Agency and the Arts Council of England.

o 17-20 May 2007, Wimbledon Open Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Road, SW17 0BB.

o 12-26 March 2007, Group Exhibition, Adams Street Private Members Club and Untitled Gallery.

o 23-27 February 2007, James Crabb and Anna Thackeray, at The Nolias Gallery, 60 Great Suffolk Road, SE1 0BL, Behind the Tate Modern.

o December 2006, Group Show at The Residence Gallery, 168a Victoria Park Road, Hackney, E9 7HD.

o 23 June 2006-1 July 2006, Winchester School of B.A Hons Degree Show.

o 18 February-25 March 2006 Black Swan Arts Gallery & in the Rook Lane Chapel Frome, Somerset.U.K.

o 3 Apr 2002-1 May 2002, Group exhibition, Primrose Hill, Camden, London with Lea Orgad, Mark Kaiser & Anna Leanda Thackray, Artistic License Gallery.

o 7 July-18 August 2001,Repeat Repeat, Phoenix Gallery & Studios, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton.