Artist, Muralist and Printmaker
Tom has been making art in the streets of Melbourne for over 15 years. He is interested in how graffiti and murals create community, mark space, build a sense of place, and act as a human-scaled form of urban architecture. His street work and murals have been featured in various publications, documentaries and events including Melbourne Stencil Art Capital, Street|Studio, Space Invaders (NGA), Street Art Now, the film Rash, the ABC TV series NotQuiteArt, as a feature artist in the Melbourne Stencil Festival 2004/2005/2009, Cans Festival produced by Banksy in London, 2008, and the Singapore 50 Bridges mural event in 2015. He has also worked closely and exhibited walk-through installations with his brother Ned often under the guise Evil Brothers, including at shows in Alice Springs and Sydney’s Carriage Works. Tom has given workshops and talks in different communities about murals and the political nature of street art. He has worked as a graphic designer for various community and arts projects. He is also the co-founder of Melbourne-based publishers Breakdown Press who published the book How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Hoaxes, Graffiti and Political Mischief-Making from across Australia (1788–2016). Tom is a self-taught and studio trained printmaker. He was the recipient of the APW Dowd Foundation Scholarship at the Australian Print Workshop in 2012. Tom is also a member of Everfresh Studio.