King Street Gallery on William

Tom Carment

Tom Carment was born in Sydney in 1954. He studied for one year at Julian Ashton Art School during 1973. Tom is a painter of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, and a writer. His pictures have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions since the 1970s and his stories and essays have been published nationally. During the 1980s he lived overseas for four years, in Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia) and in France, returning to Sydney in 1988. Tom has been represented by King Street Gallery since 1993, with whom his latest exhibition New Paintings – Old Habits (2017) was shown.

Tom’s portraits have been selected for the Archibald Prize eleven times, and his landscapes for the Wynne Prize seven times. His works are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, City of Melbourne Art & Heritage Collection, NSW State Parliament, State Library of NSW, Kedumba Drawing Collection, Macquarie Group Collection and many others.

Tom was the winner of the 2014 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the 2008 Gallipoli Art Prize and the 2005 Mosman Art Prize. Over one hundred of Tom’s works were shown at the 2014 Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2008 the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery held a survey of his work entitled, People, Paddocks, Coastlines.

From 2004-06 Tom worked on a commission for the City of Melbourne to document in words, paintings and drawings the construction of Council House 2 – the ‘greenest’ office building in Australia.

Tom’s work is a reportage on his life – the external environment through his landscapes, the internal environment and friendships through his still lifes and portraits. Tom’s pictures are usually small in scale and notable for their sensitive interpretation of light. Nearly all of his works are painted and drawn from life.

Tom’s published books include Days and Nights in Africa (1985), Seven Walks ¬– Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena (2014) and Womerah Lane – Lives and Landscapes (October 2019).

Tom currently resides in Adelaide, SA.

To view Tom’s archive visit: www.tomcarment.com

Tom Carment

Exhibitions

Films

Tom Carment drawing, AGNSW

Follow artist Tom Carment as he draws his home streets of Darlinghurst, Sydney. Drawing out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014 21 Nov 2014 – 26 Jan 2015

Tom Carment painting plein air Rushcutters Bay

A standard day in the life of Tom Carment this 5 min video shows Tom packing, painting and then packing up after a day in Rushcutters Bay park.

Tom Carment talks with Marie Stoljar in his studio

Maria Stoljar interviewed award-winning artist and writer Tom Carment for episode 78 of the Talking with Painters podcast in the lead up to his solo show with King Street Gallery on William in October 2019. It coincided with the launch of his book 'Womerah Lane: Lives and Landscapes'.

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2019
Away from home King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2017
New paintings – old habits King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2016
600 days – Landscape and Still Life King Street Gallery on William

2014
New paintings and works on paper King Street Gallery on William

2011
Places I’ve been Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2009
Damien Minton Gallery

2008
People, Paddocks, Coastlines Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW

2007
Depot Gallery, Sydney

2006
Council House 2, Melbourne

2005
Depot Gallery

2003
Depot Gallery

2000
King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney

1998
King Street Gallery on Burton

1997
Landscapes King Street Gallery on Burton

Friends, Family, Places King Street Gallery on Burton

1995
King Street Gallery on Burton

1993
King Street Gallery on Burton

1991
Julie Green Gallery, Sydney

1989
Landscapes Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Portraits Robin Gibson Gallery

1988
Robin Gibson Gallery

1987
Galerie Cannibal Pierce, Paris

1985
Mori Gallery, Sydney

1983
Hogarth Gallery, Sydney

1980
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1978
38 Oxford Street, Sydney

1976
Nicholson Street Gallery, Sydney

Group exhibitions [selected]

2020
King School Art Prize Kings School, Sydney

2019
Wynne Prize Art Gallery of NSW
Archibald Prize  Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Sulman Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize PLC
Inside/ Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Dobell Drawing Prize National Art School, Sydney

2018
Bohemian Harbour, the Artists of Lavender Bay Museum of Sydney
Mosman Art Prize finalist exhibition Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
The Art of Friendship Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW
An Empire of Things Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize PLC, Sydney
Salon des Refuses SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Bohemian Harbour: The artists of Lavender Bay Museum of Sydney

2017
Coffs Harbour Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize Parliament House, Sydney
Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
EMSLA Still Life Award, Wollongong
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Artist Profile Australasian Painters Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC, Sydney
Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Self Portraits, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Tattersall’s Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Qld

2016
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Regional Gallery & Art Museum, Sydney
Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
Kings School Art Prize Sydney
Private Lives S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
The Salon des Refuses SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2015
The Drawn Line Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC
The Piano has been Drinking [Not Me] Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Salon des Refuses SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Tattersalls Landscape Prize Tattersalls Club Qld
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Regional Gallery and Art Museum
Archibald Prize  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sulman Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales

2014
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial Exhibition AGNSW Sydney
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery
Wynne Prize Art Gallery of NSW
NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize [winner] Parliament House, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize PLC, Sydney
Utzon’s Opera House S.H. Ervin Gallery

2013
Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize Brisbane
Nocturne Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Middle Head  Mosman Gallery, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Gallery, Sydney
Eternity Damien Minton Gallery

2012
University and Schools/ Union Club, Sydney
Salon Des Refuses S.H Ervin Gallery
Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW
NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize
Tattersalls Art Prize Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair Damien Minton Gallery
Rick Amor Small Drawing Prize Ballarat Regional Gallery [acquired for collection]
Five Bells Damien Minton Gallery

Collections

Artbank
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Geelong College
Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery
Kedumba Drawing Collection
Macquarie Group Collection
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Maritime Union of Australia
Mosman Regional Art Gallery
National Gallery of Australia
Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery
State Library of New South Wales
State Parliament of New South Wales
Qantas
Waverley Council
Westmead Hospital
Wollongong City Art Gallery
Wollongong University

New paintings - old habits 2017

View exhibition catalogue

600 days - Landscape & still life 2016

View exhibition catalogue

Paintings and drawings 2014

View exhibition catalogue

Autumns of change: seven Australian writers reflect by Liam Pieper

The Sydney Morning Herald

28 February 2020

Plein Air by Susan Wyndham - BOOK REVIEW Womerah Lane by Tom Carment

Australian Business Review pg. 14

January - February 2020

A walk in the park

National Trust Magazine, p30-37

Autumn 2017

Neighbourhood Watch, Womerah Lane by Tom Carment

Sydney Review of Books

3 November 2017

Transformational gifts to the foundation by Anne Ryan

Foundation Newsletter 27, AGNSW Publication

January 2016

The art that made me

Look Magazine AGNSW, pg. 14

September 2015

Tom Carment paints Australia on the move by Nick Galvin

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum

12 December 2014

The long walk

Australian Financial Review

November 2014

A brush with the bush by Elizabeth Fortesque

The Daily Telegraph

5 December 2014