All welcome to the opening of Tom Campbell’s exhibition this Friday 22 April, at 6pm, in Working Artist Studios!
Cork based artist Tom Campbell has been artist in residence at Working Artist Studios since the beginning of April. The exhibition will showcase his drawings, paintings and sculptures, including large scale papier maché work and ink drawings in books. Tom will also work in situ for the duration of the exhibition so make sure to call in to meet him!
This blink-and-you-miss-it show is only up for 2 weeks until Saturday 7th of May.
Tom Campbell is a Scottish born, Cork based, artist. Tom is multi-disciplinary artist, who studied sculpture, but is largely self-taught. His visual art focuses on expressive drawing on which he works prolifically. His exhibition of 1,000 Drawings is testament to that. He paints and has a passion for papier mâché sculpture, with animals often being the theme.
Tom enjoys facilitating workshops sharing his skills and working in groups. He has worked with many community groups. A large focus of his community based work is ‘The Dog Project’, which has been run five times each time creating over 100 papier mâché dogs, involving anyone who wishes to collaborate.
Tom’s other creative outlets are music and performance, singing, playing the ukulele, guitar and harmonica. He writes songs and has aspirations to record an album. In performance Tom is especially interested in comedy, clown and mask work. He has solid circus skills including unicycle, juggling and walking on hands. He has done many solo shows and acts introducing various absurd characters.
Humour is a big part of Tom’s life and art. Tom likes to dream of a utopia, urging us to live more in harmony with each other and this beautiful planet which we share. One thing is for sure, Tom won’t stop making art.
Thanks to support from Cork County Council through the Arts Grant Scheme.