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Tom Moore

Tom Moore employs traditional glass blowing techniques to create sculptural creatures so whimsical in form and concept they demand attention. His plant-birds, vegetable-men and shark-wagons address themes of nature and industrialisation with humour and playfulness. It’s little wonder the multi-awarded glass artist lists Dr Seuss, Edward Lear and the wonders of biology as inspiration – he is the first to declare he finds the idea of a sprouting car hopeful. Moore exhibits his glass sculptures extensively, most recently at 'Magic Object: 2016 Adelaide Biennial', Cheongju International Crafts Biennale in South Korea and the Museum of Glass in Washington, US. His solo exhibitions are notable for the mixed media installations he constructs as landscapes for these hybrid creatures to inhabit. As an extension of his glass-blowing practice he also photographs and films these scenes for exhibition. Moore was awarded the Ranamok Contemporary Art Prize in 2013 and in 2014 he won the Hobart Art Prize. His studio is based in Adelaide’s inner-west and he also works as a specialist glass producer for JamFactory, while his plant-birds, vegetable-men and shark-wagons have happy homes in a number of private and public national collections. Click here to view a video about Tom Moore's work

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Glass
Tom Moore