It’s been 15 years since Timba’s first (and until now only) solo show but he hasn’t been idle in the intervening years. Since his 2001 debut exhibition, Self Titled, this award-winning illustrator has ventured on to refine and evolve his iconic style while exhibiting in and curating a large number of successful local and international group shows.
After initially training and working as a graphic designer, in 2005 Timba co-founded, designed and independently published the self-described “MEGAzine” Wooden Toy Quarterly, as well as co-founding Melbourne’s Gorker Gallery (2008 – 2010). In 2010 he moved to London after winning a British Council creative award and after quickly establishing himself there, became creative director and illustrator of two of the world’s leading indie magazines: Little White Lies and Huck. In this role, his time is divided between designing collectible print ephemera and creating bold mixed media artworks and illustrations.
Timba has also done illustration projects for an impressive host of global clients including The New York Times, WIRED, Esquire, The Guardian, Mens Health, SBS, Johnny Cupcakes, Dunlop and Ride Snowboards. He has given keynote talks and hosted workshops at numerous creative festivals around the world and is consistently featured in design, illustration and art publications, both in print and online.
Solo shows: Role Models, Lamington Drive, Melbourne (2016); Self Titled, Timba gallery, Melbourne (2001). Select group shows include: Risographica 3, Lamington Drive, Melbourne (2015); Boobs & Boards, House Of Vans, London (2015); 1.21 Gigawatts, theprintspace, London; Happily Ever After, 71A, London (2015); 100 Years of Graphic Design, Protein, London (2015); Dubl Trubl, Urban Spree, Berlin (2014); Artist Beer Visions, 71A, London (2014); The Art Of Motorsport, 71A, London (2014); Secret7”, Downstairs Mother, London (2014); Project Fifty, 71A, London (2013); Not For Rental, 71A, London (2013); Secret7”, Downstairs Mother, London (2013); Rap Graphics, 71A, London, (2013); Secret7”, Idea Generation, London (2012); Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, New York (2011); R.S.V.P.H.R.H, Rag Factory, London (2011); Life, East gallery, London (2011); Lyrics & Type 2, East gallery, London (2010); Go Font Ur Self*, Peer, Sydney (2010); Lyrics & Type, Gorker gallery, Melbourne (2009); Contains 12 Pcs, Gorker gallery, Melbourne (2009); The Hand Made Edition, Gorker gallery, Melbourne (2008); The Forty Thieves, Gorker gallery, Melbourne (2008); NO COMPLY, No Vacancy, Melbourne (2008); LolliPOP, Timba gallery, Melbourne (2001).
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