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.