Printing at Baldessin Press 2023
It was an honour to work on my latest suit of Etchings with the inspiring team at Baldessin Press and to work closely with Chris Ingham in plate production and editioning. All prints currently available through PG Gallery.
Exhibition at PG GALLERY, 23rd March 2023
In this new body of work, Tom Civil’s iconic stick folk monikers are used within a collection of etchings, paintings and small sculptures to represent friendship and collectiveness.
Many of the artworks speak to social organising, representing the act of people gathering together in unity for a common idea – from small groups of friends to small community groups, to mass gatherings. ‘The Rabble’ celebrates everyday moments of life and community and contain stories within stories; small occurrences, intimate moments, group discussions, playing and dancing, moving together and sitting alone.
Under The Bridge film, Flemington 2021
FOLK at Brunswick Artists’ Bar December 22 and January 23
Ayr Street Shops, Doncaster
Thank you to the community for their support and trust and to Manningham Council for commissioning my latest piece of pubic art at Ayr Street South Shops, Doncaster, Melbourne! This playful ground artwork attempts to reflect on our connection to nature as we go about our lives in a heavily urbanised and concrete and asphalt covered world. The artwork is also about how the places we live in were in the past, and how they could be in the future. The ‘contour lines’ reference the topography of the land as a 1:1 scale map that we walk through. A compass is used as a simple practical guide in direction and navigating the city, with a sun and moons represented to show the passing of days and months. There are references to the local flowers of tea tree and eucalyptus, local lady bugs and dragonflies. I hope people find unexpected games within the design too, whether jumping from flower to flower, following a dot track or exploring the compass.
Keen to keep exploring this ground technique – please get in touch about any potential projects and ideas! Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos from the big final install day by Charlie Kinross!
Under the Bridge Murals, Moonee Ponds Creek, Flemington
UNDER THE BRIDGE is a public art project to celebrate Moonee Ponds Creek and the local community. This project is a pilot project for Waterways Public Art Projects which I have founded as well as a City of Moonee Valley Arts Recovery initiative. Murals have been painted on four pillars beneath the Tullamarine Freeway which celebrates the environmental and cultural benefits of healthy waterways to all who live locally or travel through the area on train, bike, car or by foot.
I worked with a small team of local artists on this huge dream project to paint murals on pillars near Debney’s Park in Flemington along the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail beside Mt Alexander Road, between The Flemington Housing Estate and Flinders Bridge Station. Come on down for a walk by the creek under the bridge!
SPARKS, Backwoods Gallery 2020
For all information including the catalogue and an interview with me and Tom Groves from Backwoods go to: www.backwoods.gallery/exhibition/sparksbytomcivil
My animation “Sway” that was commissioned by the Australian Print Workshop for the 2019 Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
https://www.gspf.com.au and https://www.australianprintworkshop.com
Australian Print Workshop window
Excited to have this series of saturated woodcuts and linocuts on display in the window of the Australian Print Workshop on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
Prints are available from APW for $280.
A Blaze in the Night
Mural in the Green Spine Linear Park at rear 35 Parer Road, Airport West. This mural concept was a collaboration with a really great bunch of young people and staff from @valleyyouthmv – thank you all for your enthusiasm and beautiful magic ideas! Also a big thank you to all locals for your support, nice chats and even just the friendly hellos ;). This project was supported by the team from Mooney Valley City Council and the Incinerator Gallery team – a particular big thank you too Amy and Richard. Great to see big community public art projects up in the North West of Melbourne! Also a special thank you to my partner Lou @geniiloci for her help developing the words/poem on the mural.