Tom BORGAS

(SA)

  Image:  Tom Borgas,    Striped Pole Dance,  Stockroom, Kyneton (2016).

Image: Tom Borgas, Striped Pole Dance, Stockroom, Kyneton (2016).

At a time where the physical world is increasingly being compressed, transmitted and experienced digitally, Tom Borgas’ art practice is concerned with drawing attention to this shift through its reverse– by presenting the aesthetic and structural motifs of digital technology as actual objects in real space.

Extending from a sculptural foundation across a range of media, Borgas’ work has been exhibited at galleries and shows around Australia including the Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, The Jam Factory, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, FELTspace ARI, Hatched 2013 and PICA Salon 2014.

He is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes including the NAVA Ignition Prize for professional practice, the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Friends Travel Prize and the 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery Splendour in the Grass NEWART Commission. His practice is also supported through contributions from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA and the Helpmann Academy.

Tom is currently based in Adelaide South Australia and is represented there by Hill Smith Gallery.