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Tom Moore

Abundant wonder

Lisa Slade, Mark Thomson, Adrian Franklin, Tom Moore

Tom Moore
Tom Moore is one of Australia's leading glass artists. Over his career he has carved out a singular voice within Australian glass art making. His engaging, sophisticated and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures - and the fantastical worlds they inhabit - are embedded in the history of glassmaking and scientific discovery. His artworks are disarmingly playful in their use of narrative to critique the pressing social and environmental concerns of our contemporary epoch.

Tom Moore was born in 1971 in Canberra, Australia. He graduated from Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, in 1994, trained in production techniques at JamFactory until 1997, and worked as Production Manager in the JamFactory's glass studio for 15 years. In 2019, he was awarded a PhD at the University of South Australia for his thesis 'Agents of Incongruity: Glassmaking embraces nonsense to navigate monsters, wonder and dread'.

Dr Lisa Slade is Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2016 she curated the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, which included the work of Tom Moore. In 2017 she was awarded a PhD from Monash University for her postgraduate research on curiosity and curatorial practice, which drew on the history of Renaissance Wunderkammern as well as colonial collecting practices.

Mark Thomson is a writer, designer and maker, working in the field of resourceful problem-solving cultures, championing the meaning and benefits that flow from those activities. He is the author of a number of books including Blokes and Sheds, Makers, Breakers and Fixers, Rare Trades and The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke. He is the founder and research director of the slightly prestigious Institute of Backyard Studies. Professor Adrian Franklin is a UK-trained social anthropologist and has held professorial positions in the the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. His research interests include: the sociology of art; museums and museum innovation; art and cultural museums; art publics; cultural ecology; design; urban studies; the sociology of travel and tourism; the social bond; posthumanism and human-animal studies. He has published 11 sole-authored books (1999-2019) and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He currently is Professor: Creative Industries and Cultural Policy at the University of South Australia.
Format Hardback
Size 280 x 235 mm
ISBN 9781743057476
Extent 176 pages
Price: AU$59.95 including GST
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