Thom Roberts is fascinated by the photocopied image. His practice stems from a process of photocopying found photographs of people and then preserving these with layers of cello tape. These objects then become a source of inspiration for his painting practice.
Thom’s portfolio encompasses a range of mediums and styles including drawing, installation, painting, performance and photography.
Thom is a skilled draftsman, well able to quickly translate landscapes and portraits in a traditional and representational artistic style. Yet, Thom’s primary interest is in his installation practice. In 2013 Thom was a awarded an Amplify emerging artists grant, in 2016/17 he is a collaborating artist on the birdfoxmonster project with Erth Visual and Physical inc, supported by Carriageworks, and in 2017 he exhibited at Cementa Festival in Kandos.
In 2014 Thom began a collaborative project with artist, Harriet Body called ‘Thom and Angelmouse’. In 2015 Thom and Angemouse were exhibiting artists in the Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island. In 2016 they contributed to an exhibition of contemporary art for children at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, and in 2017 are creating new work for Big Anxiety, a city-wide festival examining art and mental health.
Thom is a collaborating artist on the Bird Fox Monster project with Erth Visual and Physcial inc, supported by Carriageworks.