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it’s hard to move away from turning water

it’s hard to move away from turning water

Tom Blake

Drawing on the writing of Lyn Hejinian, it’s hard to move away from turning water takes a boxed archive of 35mm slides stored within a pebblecrete shower cubicle as an allegorical site from which to contemplate the fluidity of forms as they are presented, viewed and recalled across time. Via sculpture, cyanotype, mobiles and de-silvered mirrors, imagery drawn from within the slide archive is fragmented, transposed and re-composed ~ generating new forms across the bathroom and gallery while a body of water performs a continuous loop at the threshold dividing the spaces


Tom’s solo and collaborative practice utilises fragmented moments and symbols as potential sites for contemplating the psychological frameworks and technological networks that surround us. Tom has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy and has been a finalist in Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, the CLIP Award and The Blake Prize. Tom has undertaken residencies with the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) Chiloé, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), North Metro TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology), Tenjinyama Art Studios and is currently a One-Year Studio Artist at Parramatta Artists Studios. Tom is also part of momo doto , an ongoing collaboration with Brisbane based artist Dominique Chen.

Opening 07.11.18 6-8pm
Artist Talks 29.11.18 6-7pm

Earlier Event: October 11
Art Education Panel
Later Event: November 7