| Illustrator | Community Artist | Writer | Educator | Researcher | Eco-Activist | Creative Strategist | SDG Global & Local Advocate
"Aspiring to Inspire through Dev Ed,
Social Art and Creative Digital Methods"
Tom is an illustrator, community artist, writer and educator working between the fields of development education and social art practice. Trained as an adult educator, youth practitioner, and a local and global advocate leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work primarily deals with themes of over consumption, the environment and educational injustice, striving to create digital and physical experiences that enlighten individuals to be socially aware about significant societal and cultural challenges facing humanity. Through problem solving and creative thinking, Tomʼs combined artistic and educational practice promotes mindful consumerism with Eco-activism, and social justice through educational equality.
SEE YOUTHREACH DIFFRENTLY, 10.05.19
Comprehend, develop, and adjust
THE 4 ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY, 10.03.22
Transform, process, and journey
THE 4 ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY
A mobile educational journey that explored local and global sustainability. This student led experience transcended into a mural that displayed graphic reactions around deforestation, air pollution, water pollution and consumption in Ireland and the world.
Mobile Learning Tool
‘A Dissenting Voice Amongst the Dissenting Voices’
Engaging the Disengaged: The Complimentary Convergence of Development Education and Social Art Practice.
Participatory Interactive Art
A conscious social art movement that targets the root causes of overconsumption and provides a grounded micro-perspective of our individual impact.
PLAY YOUR PART
‘Play Your Part’ (PYP) aims to enlighten individuals to be conscious about the biggest societal and cultural challenges that humanity currently faces, and will face in the future.
Recent Art Practice*April 2022
Fast Fashion Visual Storybook, CHELLIS Project
Supported by Meath Partnership, 2022
Sustainability Mural Project, Transformative Climate Action Workshops
Supported by Scoil Mhuire, 2022
'SYSTEMS' Workshop with Art Educators & Podcast with François Matarasso’s
Supported/Funded by UCD, Development Perspectives & Creative Ireland, 2019. Arts Council Creative Schools Project Funding, 2020
SDG’s ROAD SHOW, Mobile Educational Resource Box
Supported by DP, AONTAS, Irish Aid, Concern and Maynooth, 2021
"Participation and collaboration is integral to the artist process. Representing the projects identity with strong partnerships
for goals to be achieved."