Art in the Streets of Warmun

Hard to know where to start telling the story of our time up here in Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Many many thanks and love to all involved! Below are a selection of photos from our time and some of the murals we painted, including the big mural Warrarnany Gooningarrim-noongoo (translated as ‘Wedge-tailed Eagle Dreaming’) and the “Snake and Rocks” ground game at the Rec Shed. As part of the ‘Art in the Streets of Warmun’ project in July I worked on public art projects with local Gija people, Warmun Art Centre, Warmun Youth Centre and Samantha Edwards and Swinburne University of Technology. With thanks to Samatha Edwards for some of these photos and much more!



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50 Bridges, Singapore

Honoured to be invited to Singapore for two weeks to paint murals for the 50 Bridges events! Thanks again to all the friendly locals and all the organisers at the Australian Embassy who made this ambitious 50 Bridges event happen! To see some time-lapse videos go to my Vimeo page. For more on the event go to


“Gatherings”, Taman Jurong Neighbourhood


“The Path”, Chinatown


‘Stick Folk at the Sea Shore’, Vista Point


Woodlands Mart


Telok Blangah Rise Market


Road Repair Map Murals! We did it! Thank you to all the organisers and amazing volunteer painters who made this road mural possible! This birds-eye-view topographic map mural of a scale of about 1:1 is a landscape architectural vision of what many of our roads could look like if we dug them up and repaired the soil underneath! The North Point on the East side of the road mural is perpendicular to the road and accurate to True North, a reference to this part of Melbourne that is all gridded North, South, East, West. The city as a compass!

The road mural is on Florence Street, Brunswick, near Anstey Train Station. With thanks to Kate Longley for some of these photos. For more on the Anstey Better Block Party that took place on top of this road painting go to: If anyone has any dream future large scale road repair map murals do get in touch to talk more. X Tom

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Street Painting!

7am-10am Sunday 29 March [pre-meet on Saturday 27 March]

Join in Brunswick’s largest collaborative street painting event ever! Designed and led by Tom Civil as a paint by numbers affair, you’ll be part of transforming Florence Street, Brunswick into a place of rolling hills and bubbling brooks. Tune in on Saturday to make teams and prepare to paint! Get in touch if you want to be involved. 😉

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I’m excited to be a part of TACIT CONTEMPORARY ART’s annual contemporary printmaking exhibition! “EDITION 2015” opens next Wednesday the 11th at 6:30, at their wonderful gallery, 321 Johnston st, Abbotsford, Melbourne. Show runs 11 February – 1 March.
Featuring: Elizabeth Banfield, T J Bateson, Jazmina Cininas, Tom Civil, Louise Donovan, Kevin Foley, Peter Garnick, Zoe Geyer, Silvi Glattauer, Janet Goldman, Pete Gurrie, Carolyn Hawkins, Jodi Heffernan, Ying Huang, Kate Hudson, Kyoko Imazu, Sheridan Jones, Hyun Ju Kim, Deborah Klein, Damon Kowarsky, Kir Larwill, Anita Laurence, Marion Manifold, Soula Mantalvanos, Scarlett Mellows, Rachael Ness, Sharron Okines, James Pasakos, Cat Poljski, Stephanie Jane Rampton, Trudy Rice, Lisa Sewards, Georgina Whish-Wilson & Joel Wolter



“The Childrens Playground”, Thornbury Kindergarten, Melbourne.


“Amongst the Trees”, John St Early Childhood Co-Operative, Fitzroy, Melbourne.