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Tom Phillips, Endangered Species (detail), 2017, Oil on Canvas, 167 x 198 cm.

Tom Phillips

Painting

Adelaide born Tom Phillips considers himself a “paint brush warrior”. As a young man, he saw a documentary about Sidney Nolan that first inspired him to pursue art. Later, he became besotted with Francis Bacon at art school and decided to become a figurative painter. The result is a bold and daring style that speaks for itself. He holds nothing back, depicting human struggle with an unflinching rawness.

Since graduating from an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at the Adelaide Central School of Art in 1997, Phillips has shown his work in both solo and group exhibitions nationwide as well as major prizes. In 2016 he received his third Richard Llewellyn Grant. He continues to live and work in Adelaide.


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Tom phillips man in black hole with laughing black dog 2015 oil on canvas 167cm x 136cm copy 1 851x1024
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Tom phillips portrait of a man oil on canvas 122cm x 105cm 2016. 902x1024
Yellow Door Studio

Yellow Door Studio

Address
131 Payneham Road
St Peters 5069
South Australia Australia
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Opening hours

Open studio 11am - 4pm first Saturday of every month and by appointment.

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Solo Exhibitions

2017, Between the Clock and Bed, Walkway Gallery, Bordertown, SA
2016, Between the Clock and Bed, Bosz Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2016, Between the Clock and Bed, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, SA
2012, In of the Game, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2011, Urban Tales, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2007, Lost in the Suburbs, Red Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2006, Recent Works, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2004, Recent Works, Cube Contemporary Art, Adelaide, SA
2002, SICK!, S.E.A.S. Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1998, Recent Works, Studio Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1998, Figures in Space, Onkaparinga Gallery, SA

Group Exhibitions

2014, Do we want to make a noise?, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2014, Guildhouse Member Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2011, Wish List, Craftsouth Members Exhibition, Adelaide, SA
2008, Noticed, Gallery 139, Adelaide, SA
2007, Group Show, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007, Met Tales, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2007, True Portraits, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2004, Small Realities, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1997, Graduates Exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Education

1997, Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, Adelaide Central School of Art, SA

Collections

Golden Grove High School
Noarlunga Campus, Onkaparinga TAFE
Private Collections in Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Christchurch, NZ

Awards

2017, Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
2017, Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, SA
2017, Finalist, 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2015, Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
2015, Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, SA
2015, Finalist, Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2015, Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
2015, Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize, SALA Awards, Adelaide, SA
2014, Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
2014, Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize, SALA Awards, Adelaide, SA
2014, Finalist, 38th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2013, Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, SA
2013, Finalist, Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2011, Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, SA
2011, Finalist, Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2011, Finalist, 41st Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
2009, Finalist, Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Publications

The Independent Weekly, Adam Dutkiewicz, June 2007
The Adelaide Review, John Neylon, June 2007
True Portraits, Margot Osborne, May 2007
Met Tales, Sera Waters, May 2007
The Adelaide Review, Stephanie Radok, July 2006
The Advertiser, Adam Dutkiewicz, 12 April 2004
The Adelaide Review, Stephanie Radok, June 1997

Residencies

2009, Artist in Residence, Parks Community Centre, SA