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UTAS graduate to create art in Paris this year

Tom O'Hern,Yowie, 2010

UTAS graduate and artist Tom O'Hern is the 2012 recipient of the Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency.

The Residency is an Arts Tasmania Travelling Scholarship for a graduate of a UTAS Visual Arts program.

Mr O'Hern graduated from UTAS with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours. His art practice spans drawing, sculpture, installation and murals.

The residency will allow him to spend four months working in Paris, from September to December, 2012 The resulting body of work will be exhibited in Australia.

While in Paris, Mr O'Hern proposes to execute a body of work exploring themes of the savage, domestication, urban sprawl and environmental degradation. He plans to look at what kinds of wildlife still manage to cling on in the middle of a city of 10 million people.

According to Mr O'Hern, 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 is represented in Hobart by the 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.

Published on: 24 Jul 2012 12:28pm