Artist interview with emerging mixed media artist, Tom Broadhurst
In the second half of 2016, a speciality coffee house in Brisbane opened its doors to local & international artists. The shop is situated in the Fortitude Valley on the main boulevard. Although small, the venue holds your attention from the street, with a sturdy oak church pew next to the door. Crossing the threshold patrons, artists, voyeurs, coffee fanatics & foodies alike are welcomed into a tiny cafe rich in smells, sounds, tastes & visuals.
In celebration & support of emerging artists in Brisbane we wanted to have a little chat to the creators that call Reverends home for a few weeks.
Q What medium do you work with most?
A Collage & analogue photography
Q When did you stop giving a shit about what people think & started making art for yourself?
A Second year of university. I don’t know if anyone else liked what I was doing but i was excited.
Q What do you want to learn/ how do you want to evolve as an artist in 2017?
A I want to graduate honors & develop my work further. and continue to explore the idea of space.
Q Which artists or themes do you find yourself referring back to when you make new work?
A At the moment I’m really interested in the space in between expectation and actuality. I’m also loving David Lynch & Robert Rauschenberg at the moment.
Q What do you hope to achieve through your art? Professionally & personally
A I want to continue exploring ideas that I’m interested in and build my practise. Oh and get paid.
Q What is your biggest fear as an artist?
A Being boring.
Q What do you do to fund your artwork?
A HAH Hustle.
Q What is your biggest artistic achievement/most proud of?
A Pretty happy that i graduated with a Bachelor in Photography last year, and getting accepted into Post Grad was kinda cool.
Q Hopes for the future?
A Im honestly not thinking past this year. But I hope I can keep the momentum of making new work.
Q Shameless plug?
A Instagram give me a follow.