THOM STUART

Australian Painter


His art practice is concerned with the observed landscape, and the presence of human behaviours within it.

His work references a mix of botanical motifs, found marks and surface textures in both natural and artificial colour scapes, to create a language that reflects the contemporary Australian landscape.

He uses a mix of traditional and urban painting approaches, as well as print-making and drawing techniques, to create meaningful work that has an inherent underlying visual beauty. 

His large-scale murals extend and abstract visuals uncovered in his studio practice. The references to the semi abstract scapes of natural and built environments often echo the surrounding spaces, creating a dialogue between project and place. 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
- Empty Sun, The Third Quarter, Brisbane

2017
- Dead Space, Analogue Gallery, Brisbane

2015
The Blightside, Square and Friends Gallery, Maroochydore

2012
Backgrounds, Love Love Studios, Brisbane


GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2018
- On the Brink, The Third Quarter, Brisbane
- The Landscape. Abstracted, University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Sunshine Coast
- Seawalls Australia Mural Project, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
- A Tropical State, Old Canopy Art Centre, Cairns

2017
- Maroochy Music & Visual Art Festival, Sunshine Coast
Transition, Kontraband Studios, Toowoomba
- Sunshine Coast Open House, Resident Artist

2016
- Fastplant, No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
- Grand Opening, Maverick Art Space, Coolangatta
- First Coat Caloundra, Public Art Project, Sunshine Coast
- New Wave, Analogue Gallery, Brisbane
- Maroochy Music & Visual Art Festival, Sunshine Coast

2015
- Fastplant, No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
- Maroochy Music & Visual Art Festival, Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Street Art Project, Square and Friends Gallery, Maroochydore
- I Use to Skate Once 11, The Outpost, Brisbane

2014
- I Use to Skate Once 10, The Outpost, Brisbane

2013
Some Kind of goodbye, Love Love Studios, Brisbane
Space, Bleeding Hearts Gallery, Brisbane
- Saturate, Love Love Studios, Brisbane

2012
Numero Uno, The Pocket, Caloundra
Bleached Pop Up Gallery, The Box, Brisbane
- I Use To Skate Once 8, The Outpost, Brisbane

2011
Queenslake, Kerbside, Brisbane


AWARDS AND PRIZES

2017
- Finalist, Local Content Local Artists Award, Caloundra Regional Gallery

2016
- Finalist, Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery

2014
- Highly Commended, Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery

2013
- Finalist, Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space
- Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery


COLLECTIONS

- University of the Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection


EDUCATION

2003
Bachelor of Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University