The Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Arts Tasmania Travelling Scholarship for a graduate of a Visual Arts program from the University of Tasmania, has been awarded to Tom O’Hern, an honours graduate from the School of Art (2006)
Tom O’Hern is a Hobart based artist who’s practice spans drawing, sculpture, installation and murals.
While in Paris Tom proposes to execute a body of work exploring themes of the savage, domestication, urban sprawl and environmental degradation. While in Paris he will look at what kinds of wildlife still manage to cling on in the middle of a city of 10 million people.
According to Tom, the work will celebrate “all things feral and savage and draw metaphor with the history of Paris as a centre for revolution, unrest and radical thought”.
He will spend 4 months in Paris, from September to December, 2012
The resulting body of work will be exhibited in Australia.
Tom is represented in Hobart by Bett Gallery.
Information on the 2013 residency program and application process will be announced shortly. More information can be found on our website.
Image: Tom O'Hern, Yowie, 2010
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
23 July, 2012