About

Central to Thomas Heidt`s practice is a willingness to embrace the elements of chance.
Heidt spends much of his time planning and carrying out experiments which test the limitations of his chosen materials through repetitive and process driven strategies.
Heidt`s preferred mediums of choice include common stationary items such as highlighter, ballpoint pen and liquid paper.
Mathematical principles of chance are employed to determine the use of shape and pattern in much of Heidt's work. This approach allows the artist to fully exploit his favoured method of working, without pre-conceived outcomes.
When the dialogue between materiality and process has been exhausted, a sense of conceptual and emotional clarity is evident and the work is deemed to be complete.
Heidt`s persistent search for beauty and a sense of order in everyday materials and seemingly random scenarios, forms the impetus for his extensive artistic output which encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Melody Smith (Director Melody Smith Gallery)

Education

2009 Advanced Diploma of Visual Art + Craft at Central Institute of Technology, Perth

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

2014 Happy Endings - Melody Smith Gallery, Perth
2011 Time Slot - emerge ART SPACE Gallery, Perth, Mt Lawley
2008 Cream1 - emerge ART SPACE Gallery, Perth, Mt Lawley

Group Exhibitions

2015 AT_SALON2, Season 3 - Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2014 W↕↔H - curated by Miik Green and Merrick Belyea, Perth
2014 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2014 Painting is Dead Long Live Painting - Melody Smith Gallery, Perth
2013 Summer Mixer - Melody Smith Gallery, Perth
2013 Bunbury Biennale - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2013 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2012 City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award
2012 Form, Process & Materiality - Oats Factory
2012 Minnawarra Art Award
2012 37th Alice Prize
2012 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2011 City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award
2011 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2010 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2009 Bunbury Biennale - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2009 `Objectify` - emerge ART SPACE Gallery, Perth
2009 Signature South West - ArtGeo Busselton
2009 National Lifestyle Village Art Award
2009 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2009 Vasse Primary School Art Award - Vasse
2008 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2008 Sculpture Walk Piney Lakes - City of Melville
2008 New Works/ New Faces - Perth Galleries/Gallery East
2007 Southern Exposure - Central TAFE Art Gallery, Perth
2007 Bunbury Biennale - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2007 Mindarie Marina Boardwalk Sculpture Arts Festival - Mindarie
2007 Style and Sensibility - ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton
2007 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2006 Kaleidoscope - South West Regional College of TAFE, Bunbury
2006 Bunbury Ecohome

Awards and Commendation

2014 South Western Times Survey - Teede Acquisitive Award
2013 South Western Times Survey - BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Award for Excellence
2013 South Western Times Survey - Teede Acquisitive Award
2012 South Western Times Survey - Dale Alcock Homes Acquisitive Award
2011 South Western Times Survey - Dale Alcock Homes Acquisitive Award
2011 South Western Times Survey - BHP Billiton Worsley Award for Excellence
2009 Signature South West - Highly Commended
2009 National Lifestyle Villages Annual Art Award - 1.Prize Category Winner
2008 South Western Times Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery Award
2008 South Western Times Survey - Dale Alcock Homes Acquisitive Award
2007 emerge ART SPACE Gallery - `Cream 01` Award
2007 Bunbury Biennale - Acquisitive Award
2007 Mindarie Marina Boardwalk Sculptures Art Festival - Highly Commended
2007 South Western Times Survey - Judges Commendation

Press

Publication

2012 NAVA Featured Artist
2012 Artist`s Chronicle Issue 146 - 'The Golden Tree' by Lyn Di Ciero
2012 South Western Times - Gilded Tree added to sculpture trail by Clare Negus
2011 South Western Times, September 15th - Artist`s vision in tree by Clare Negus
Survey 2010 Art in the South West by Dr. David Bromfield and Dr. Pippa Tandy

Reviews

2009 Bunbury Biennale by Dr.David Bromfield
2008 Visual Art&Craft Graduate Exhibition by Judith McGrath
2007 A guided Tour and preview of the Bunbury Biennale 2007, by Sharon Kennedy ABC South West WA

In 2012 Artbank acquired Thomas work STAR and leased it out in 2013 to the Art department from the production company of SON OF A GUN. Which is a 2014 Australian crime thriller written and directed by Julius Avery and features stars Brenton Thwaites and Ewan McGregor.

Thomas artwork ex'cen'tric has been chosen to be exhibited in the award-winning Series 'HOUSE HUSBAND' season 3.

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