Thurle lives and works in Folkestone. She has shown work widely both in the UK and internationally, including the Bookarts Triennial in Lithuania, the New York, Melbourne and Brussels Art Fairs. Her work is in various public and private collections. Numerous residencies include work for the V&A Museum of Childhood, Perth Central School of Art and Design, Fremantle Arts Centre, Camberwell Arts and various schools and colleges in the UK.
Thurle’s delicate paper reconstructions stem from an interest in the systems and structures of language, the ordering of knowledge, the collecting, storing and accessing of words. Working in the gap between the concrete and abstract impression of text on paper, Thurle cuts, folds, weaves and stitches lines of words into a new visual format, in which traces of the original mingle with personal, often playful or poetic interpretations.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Thurle studied and taught modern languages and literature in Australia and the UK before specialising in visual art. She has a Textiles degree from Goldsmiths College and is based in The Creative Quarter in Folkestone in Kent.