Tom Borgas


At a time where the physical world is increasingly being compressed, transmitted and experienced digitally, Tom Borgas’ art practice is concerned with drawing attention to this shift through its reverse– by presenting the aesthetic and structural motifs of digital technology as actual objects in real space.

Foundational sculptural but extending to across a range of disciplines, Borgas’ work has been exhibited at shows and galleries around Australia including the Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, The Jam Factory, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, FELTspace ARI, Hatched 2013 and PICA Salon 2014. He the recipient of a number of awards, prizes including an the NAVA Ignition Prize for professional practice, the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Friends Travel Prize and the 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery Splendour in the Grass New Art Commission. In 2015 he participated as artist in residence at the Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal’s longest running visual arts biennial.


University of South Australia, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours- First class)

Adelaide College of the Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts (sculpture major)

University of South Australia, Bachelor of Education (Secondary Art/Design)

Solo Exhibitions

Unexpanded Sculpture, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Barriers, IRL
, Feltspace, Adeladie

Blue Pole Maquette, Blankspace, Fremantle
11 Spheres (Klein blue), public work, Adelaide
Artefacts IRL, Stockroom, Kyneton
Poles, performance, CACSA garden space, Adelaide

Postdigital ruins, Splendour in the grass, Byron Bay

Postdigital Fragments, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Riparian Artefacts, CACSA Projects Space, Adelaide
200 Boxes, Feltspace, Adelaide 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Liminal, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Hands On– Julien Scheffer and Tom Borgas, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Art Centre Hobart
New Dimensions, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Built Constructs, Adelaide Town Hall
PICA Salon 2014, PICA, Perth
Arcadia, SALA, Centennial Park, Adelaide
FeltMaps, temporary public art program, Port Adelaide
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2014, Drill Hall, Adelaide

Work in Progress - Tom Borgas and Zoe Kirkwood, The Mill, Adelaide  
Full Circle, Bachelor of Visual Arts graduate exhibition, University of South Australia, Adelaide
I Can’t Forget This Time and Place- One Night Sculpture ‘13, Liverpool Street Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Hatched National Graduate Exhibition, PICA, Perth
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2013, Drill Hall, Adelaide

Flashpoint, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
Selected Works, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
SPACE/LIGHT, The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide       

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