C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S T H E A  C O S T A N T I N O 12th recipient of the Galerie Düsseldorf / Curtin University. Department of Art Post Graduate Scholarship Award. Inaugurated in 1998. Awarded annually to an 'outstanding' Post Graduate Art student from Curtin University, Department of Art. The selection process takes place at the annual  graduating postgraduate students exhibition  at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University. Douglas Sheerer, co-director of Galerie Düsseldorf the Head of the Art Department and the Director of the John Curtin Gallery are responsible for making the selection. 2010 SoDA Graduating Postgraduate Students exhibition  John Curtin Gallery Curtin University of Technology Post Graduate exhibition from the School of Design and Art
16 September - 10 December 2010 Curtin University's School of Design and Art John Curtin Gallery present solo exhibitions by five female artists graduating from Creative Arts, Masters of Philosophy and Masters of Arts. Thea Costantino, Tanya Lee, Lee Mansbridge Anna Nazzari and Angela Stewart all work in various mediums to explore historical imagery, modes of record and distortions of truth and ritual.

Thea Costantino, artist Thea was born in Kalgoorlie, WA in 1980.
She holds a BA Fine Arts (with Honours)
and a BA Literary Studies from Curtin University.
Thea is currently completing her PhD at Curtin
University, investigating the grotesque as a
mode for the representation of history in visual
art, literature and film. An artist, writer and
emerging curator, Thea’s interdisciplinary
background reflects her approach to creative
practice. Her visual arts practice encompasses
sculpture, installation, animation, performance
and drawing.
In 2002 Thea wrote and directed
Psychoarchitectural Pleasure Tours, a series of
vignettes that took place throughout four rooms
in Hotel6151. She has recently written a work
for theatre, Heart of Gold, in collaboration with
Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont which is
scheduled for production in 2009. Thea’s critical
writing has been published in art journals
including Artlink, Photofile and RealTime + On