Tommy began his art career with an Honour degree from the School of Art, Australian National University. But from then on, it took an unorthodox route that led him to create the most expressive and compelling artworks through the unpredictability of the process and the journey.
The turning point for Tommy started with a collaboration with a philanthropist that led him to activating this multi-level carpark in Canberra. From there, he created his largest format artworks including a 12m luminous Voyage artwork. This unusual setting permitted a variety of guerilla installations that attracted the media and brought attention to public art discourse in the region.
Tommy’s bold art interventions caught the attention of the founders of VIVID international light festival and led to a private sponsored residency at their headquarters and then an invitation to one of Europe’s most famous art fairs, ‘Positions’ in Berlin, Germany as a VIP artist representing Australia.