Tom Alberts was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1962. In 1970 Alberts and his family moved to Perth where he later completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in painting at the Western Australia Institute of Technology in 1983. In late 1990 the artist moved to Melbourne, Victoria where he continues to live and work.
In 1999 Alberts received the Australia Council Rome Residency Award in the Visual Arts and Crafts based at The British School at Rome. The residency resulted in his work being curated in the travelling exhibition Academici, an exhibition featuring 18 contemporary Australian artists who participated in the residency between 1999 and 2004.
The artist’s work has been exhibited throughout Australia in both institutional and commercial exhibitions including Narrative Art in Western Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre (1987); Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia (1990); Recent acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria (1997); Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (1998); BSR Residents exhibition, British Consulate General, Naples, Italy & Resident Artists exhibition, BSR, Rome, Italy (1999); Keeping the Peace, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (2000); Paper Matters, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (2003); New Social Commentaries, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria (2004); Chapel Street Series, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane (2005); Academici, The British School at Rome, Rome Italy (2005); Investigations, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane (2008) and Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008).
Tom Alberts work is represented in numerous collections including the Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Parliament House Collection, Canberra, Australian War Memorial, University of Western Australia, Monash University, Curtin University, and the Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Victoria
18 September – 13 October
14 October – 8 November
18 October – 12 November