July Exhibition / Tom Squires

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July Exhibition / Tom Squires
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July Exhibition / Tom Squires says
Adelaide based artist Tom Squires is currently occupying the main gallery of Format Systems, using the space as a studio, to produce a work on a vast canvas truck tarpaulain, 9 x 6 metres.

The resulting exhibition will open July 6, currently under the working title of:

keats's backbone / with tufts of / cambodian grass / amongst its joints

The work signals Squires' return to painting after a 14-year hiatus, to be composed with oil stick, paints, collaged paper and found materials. The painting will take as its subject matter the process of composing and editing a poem.

As the poem is composed, the painting is composed. As the painting is composed, the poem is composed – to be read and "read" from and to any point, without end, in whatever order the eye moves and is moved.

This residency was conceived and developed in collaboration with Format Collective. If you would like to contribute to the artist's fees and expenses, please donate to the project's Australian Cultural Fund:


Image: truck canvas (pre work), June 2017
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By: Format