Mémé Thorne’s career as an actor began in 1977 as an on-camera presenter for Here’s Humphrey and the Curiosity Show for Channel 9, for a period of 3 years. She left Adelaide in 1980 to join the International Research Theatre Company KISS in the Netherlands, returning to SA in 1983. She relocated to Sydney in 1984 where she worked mainly as an actor, performer, teacher and theatre-creator and performance choreographer for Sidetrack Performance Group until 2000. For the next 12 years she worked with numerous other companies in NSW, Tasmania, Queensland and SA.
Her television credits include work as a guest artist on Above The Law; Wildside; Murder Call; All Saints; Love My Way; EastWest 101; Chatroom Chicks; Home and Away and Wonderland. She has also appeared in numerous TV advertisements, campaigns, corporate videos and radio as well as short films, the most recent being Colin Jones’ Solitude for which she won the Outstanding Performance Award in 2013 and 2014 at film festivals in Sydney. To date since her relocation to Willunga at the end of 2012 Mémé has worked at Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia and Brink Productions in Adelaide.
Outside of her working life, Mémé spends most of her time and efforts in being an active participant in community life, especially on issues that impact on the environment. She considers herself a Green Ninja! The natural wonders within the Willunga Basin have become her playground, her home, her sacred places, and provide her with her creative impulses and inspiration. She began experimenting with the photographs she takes with her iPhone 2 years ago. This is her first photographic exhibition.