Tom Readett

Tom Readett

Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia

About this Speaker

Thomas Readett is an Established Artist from Adelaide, South Australia also working as Tarnanthi, Education Officer at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Thomas has been a drawer his entire life ever since he was a child, wanting to further his career as a professional artist he enrolled into Adelaide Central School of Art in 2011, and it was then he began painting. This is now one of his main practices. Thomas graduated his study at Adelaide Central School of Art completing his Associate Degree and Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree (BVA) in 2015. Thomas ended the degree with his final body of video work based around ideas of Solitude and a personal journey through his identity. Thomas has since exhibited solo shows "Beneath the Skin", "Dark Light" and "From Within" with works developed through both studio practice and artist residency programs such as the SALA Country Health SA/University of South Australia Glenside Mental Health residency. Thomas has recently been working in the realm of public art on large scale murals such as The works "Onwards and Upwards" 99 Prospect Roadfor the Big Picture Festival, "The Journey" for Wonderwalls 2017, "Plato" for Praxis ARTSPACE Studios, "Into the Light" for Tarnanthi 2019 w/ Elizabeth Close, and even supported artist Ben Quilty with the aerosol components of his exhibit at both the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) and Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) + many more. In Thomas’ role as Education Officer for Tarnanthi he is seen programming and running professional development for Educators, delivering Outreach programs to regional and rural schools and communities, and creating resources for educators and students.

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