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Tom Moore

Artist statement - The Seas of Limbo

Neither fish nor fowl and yet somehow both.

The Seas of Limbo sound foreboding but may be viewed as simultaneously hopeful. Perhaps there is a certain boldness to embracing uncertainty.

Bobbing about on an in-between ocean might beckon all manner of possibility: brightly patterned visions buoyed along on strange tides.

Images that combine human, animal and plant characteristics blur identities, introducing the potential for profound interconnections.

Professional

2019                            
Adjunct Research Fellow, University of South Australia

2015 - 2019                 
PhD Candidate, University of South Australia

1999 - 2015                 
Production Manager, JamFactory Craft and Design Centre Adelaide

2001 - 2011                 
Member “Blue Pony Studio” Adelaide

1995 - 1996                 
Production Trainee / Glass Blower JamFactory

1991 - 1994                 
Bachelor of Arts (Glass) Hons. Canberra School of Art ANU

Selected Exhibitions

2019         
Agents of Incongruity, SASA Gallery, Adelaide SA

2018          
15 Artists, Redclifee City Art Gallery, QLD

Wild: Flora and Fauna in Australian Art, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW

Fuse Prize, Jamfactory Craft and Design, Adelaide, SA

Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2017          
Review - Masters of Glass, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW

History Repeated, Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT

Glass Miniatures, Gallery Bilk, Griffith, ACT

2016          
Metamorphosis: The Art of Tom Moore, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD

Magic Object, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

2015         
Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, National Gallery of Victoria

2014         
Prehistoric Restraint, The Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

Life Preserver, This Is No Fantasy, Fitzroy, VIC

2013         
Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, South Korea

Links, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Washington USA

Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass, Canberra Glassworks and touring

Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2012         
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum SA and touring

Glassimations, Deakin University Art Gallery VIC and touring    

alphabet Craft, ACT

Blue Pony, JamFactory Craft and Design Adelaide SA

 2011        
A Verdant Heart, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor NSW   

Hybrid Vigour, Helen Gory Gallerie, Prahran VIC

Awards

2018                            
Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2017                            
Helpmann Academy HDR Award

2016                            
Syd Ball Friends of South Australian School of Art Travel Grant

2014                            
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2013                            
Ranamok Contemporary Art Prize – Australia and New Zealand

2013                            
Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2012                            
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, 2nd prize Sculpture and Objects

2009                            
Australia Council Visual Arts Board, Established Artists New Work Grant

2008                            
Arts SA Established Artists Project Assistance

2006                            
Australia Council Visual Arts Board, Established Artists New Work Grant

Arts SA Established Artists Project Assistance

Public Collections

2019                            
Art Gallery of South Australia, Permanent Collection, SA

2018                            
Tom Malone Prize, Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2017                            
Chrysler Museum of Art, VA, USA, Permanent Collection

2015                            
National Gallery of Victoria, Permanent Collection

2014                            
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Permanent Collection
Tacoma Museum of Glass, WA, USA, Permanent Collection

2013                            
Ranamok Contemporary Art Prize, Permanent Collection

2013                           
Tom Malone Prize, Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2012                           
Canberra Museum and Gallery, “alphabet” Exhibition

2010                           
Art Gallery of South Australia

2009                            
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

2007                            
Artbank Public Art Collection, Sydney, NSW

2006                            
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW

Professional Development

2018                           
Speaker and demonstrator at Glass Art Society conference, Murano, Venice Italy

2015                           
Residency Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Virginia USA

2013                           
Instructor Pilchuck Glass School, Washington USA

2011                           
Instructor at Ezra Glass Studio, Kanaz Forest of Creation, Awara, Japan

2010                           
Speaker at Glass Art Society conference, Louisville Kentucky
Instructor at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington USA

2007-12     
Artistspeak and Professional Practice Lecture Presentations, University of South Australia

2006                            
Visiting Artist Residency, Sydney College of the Arts

Art Forum Lecture presentation, Canberra School of Art

2005                            
Lecturer Glass Art Society Conference, Adelaide

2001                            
Mentorship in Japan with Yoshihiko Takahashi
Assistant to Nick Mount, Ezra Glass School, Kanazu, Japan

Documentary

2009         
Tom Moore, Glassorama, ABC Television, 26 minute documentary

Tom Moore

Baby Coconut Cart


hot joined, blown and solid glass
34 x 24 x 13 cm
 

$4,500

Tom Moore

Circus Fledgling


hot joined, blown and solid glass
34 x 27 x 16 cm
 

$6,500

Tom Moore

Hot Foot Hoot


hot joined, blown and solid glass
30 x 16 x 10 cm
 

$3,000

Tom Moore

Pond Helix


hot joined, blown and solid glass
32 x 25 x 34 cm
 

$5,500

Tom Moore

Night Wanderer


hot joined, blown and solid glass
47 x 19 x 13 cm

$3,500
SOLD

Tom Moore

Giant Mycelium


hot joined, blown and solid glass
51 x 28 x 12 cm

$6,500
SOLD

Tom Moore

Woody Isle


hot joined, blown and solid glass
29 x 19 x 15 cm
 

$4,000
SOLD

Tom Moore

Sphinxy


hot joined, blown and solid glass
24 x 11 x 16 cm
 

$3,000
SOLD

Tom Moore

Petal-Toes Bottle


hot joined, blown and solid glass
34 x 23 x 9 cm
 

$3,500
SOLD

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