Tom Ansell

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Biography

Tom Ansell lives in the South-West region of WA, where he exhibits frequently. Having left high school to embark on his artistic pursuit at 16, he has since continued his training through local TAFE campuses, eventually completing a BA: Visual Art at ECU Bunbury. He has recently completed his post-graduate studies in Visual Art, where he focused on mark-making and the human figure through the creation of a large body of work consisting of drawings and paintings. Recently, his art is exploring suggestivity - asking how much or how little is required to make the subject recognisable yet flexible and implicit.

Group Exhibitions

2019
Sketching the South West

Exhibiting artist in the Sketching the South West show at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2018
South West Art NOW

Show of select South West Artists, each chosen to exhibit by submission, and each exploring their interpretation of the area.

2018
City of Rockingham Art Awards

Successful entrant in the City of Rockingham Art Awards

2018
Left After Dark IV

Successful entrant into the Left After Dark IV Exhibition at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2017
Nannup Open Art Award

Nannup Open Art Awards, Nannup Town Hall

2017
City of Stirling Art Award

Finalist in the City of Stirling Art Award, Stirling, WA

2017
The Shirl National Youth Portraiture Prize

Finalist in The SHIRL National Youth Portraiture Prize, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW

2017
Extended Focus

Group ECU Honours Visual Art Show at the Mount Lawley Campus' Spectrum Art Gallery.

2017
Common Ground, Uncommon Sense

Common Ground, Uncommon Sense: A group show held at the ArtGeo Galleries in Busselton, WA

2017
Enable 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Enable WA's 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition held at the Stirling Street Arts Centre, Bunbury

2016
Discovery Defined

Group Graduate Show for 2016 ECU Bunbury Honours Arts students held at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2016
City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award

City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, held at the South Perth Community Hall.

2016
City of Busselton Art Award

Finalist in the City of Busselton Art Award, the annual prestigious exhibition held at the ArtGeo Gallery

2016
9 x 5 Exhibition

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries' 2016 9x5 Exhibition

2016
Bunbury Art Connect CHILL Exhibition

Bunbury Art Connect's second exhibition, CHILL, held at the Stirling Street Arts Centre, Bunbury

2016
25 Under 25

Finalist in the annual 25 under 25 Exhibition at the Moore Gallery, Fremantle

2016
The Social Network Exhibition

Group Exhibition focused on visual interpretations of the 'Social Network', Held at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury.

2015
Nannup Arts Festival

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup's annual art festival and exhibition held in the centre of town.

2014
South West Survey

Finalist in the prestigious South West Survey exhibition, held at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

Awards

2017
Highly Commended - Emerging Artist Category

Enable WA 25th Anniversary Art Award, held at the Stirling Street Arts Centre

2017
Perth Expo Emerging Artist Award - Highly Commended

City of Stirling Art Award

2016
John McGrath MLA Young Artist Award

City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, South Perth Community Hall

2016
First Prize 19-25yrs

The Social Network Exhibition, BRAG

2011
Best Emerging Artist Award

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup Town Hall

2010
Highly Commended

Canning Art Award, Canning, Perth

2009
First Prize - Under 18 Painting

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup Town Hall

2009
First Prize, Under 18 Sculpture

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup Town Hall

2009
First Prize - Under 18 2D Artwork

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup Town Hall

2009
Judge's Choice

Nannup Arts Festival, Nannup

Artist Statement

My art is an exploration of asking questions through making images that reflect human qualities, primarily through mark-making with a focus on movement, line, and flow.