Tom Borgas’ predominantly sculptural practice extends across multiple fields in parallel, including gallery shows, project-based installations, private commissions, performance, education and temporary and permanent public art. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary research including architecture, geology, the politics of public space, philosophy and media theory, his process draws on the structures and optics of digital media but subverts these motifs as a means of fostering vibrantly connective, physical, analogue activations of art, culture and community.
Tom has exhibited at shows and galleries around Australia including PICA (Perth), The Jam Factory (Adelaide), Artisan (Brisbane), Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart), MARS gallery (Melbourne), Stockroom (Kyneton) and as part of the 2018 Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial. Commissioning bodies and collaborators include: UAP, The City of Brisbane, Rockhampton City Council, Moreland City Council for Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Project, Splendour in the Grass, Hilton Hotel Adelaide, The Adelaide Festival Centre, The City of Adelaide, Illuminate, The District Council of Karoonda East Murray, Renewal SA and OSCA.
Tom’s practice has received support through contributions from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts South Australia, Copyright Agency, NAVA and the Helpmann Academy.