About

Upcoming:

Sept 2017 The Museum Has Abandoned Us at State of the Art, Berlin. Curated by Isthisit?
                   Opening 6pm, 13th September, then 12-6pm ,14-17th September.

Sept 2017 XVII International Workshops of Art Casting, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk.

Summer 2017 Peer Mentor sessions with Pavilion Projects,  at the Foundling Museum. Funded by Artquest. 


Solo or Duo shows and events:

2017 This, but made out of That, an experimental workshop in materiality and making, programmed for LOST SENSES at Guest Projects.
          24th and 25th September. With Phoebe Baines, Curated by Linda Rocco.

2016 Rubblewerk. Solo presentation at PLAZAPLAZA as part of Art Licks Weekend 2016.

2015 End-Paper at the Foundling Museum, London.
         
With Esther Leslie and Helen Kaplinsky, funded by Artquest.

2013 Augury, 38b. London. In association with Art Licks Weekend.

2013 Bricoleurze With Annie Davey. Space In Between. London.


Selected Group Exhibitions and Events:

2017 Relics from the De-crypt. Group show at Gossamer Fog, London.   

2016 Next Doör. A large scale solo commison for Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park.

2014 Red Mansion Prize Exhibition, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art.

2014 Liesma: Drawn through time with Charlotte Law. 7th ICCCIA,
Pedvale Open Air Art Museum, Latvia.

2013 Artists Make Pub Signs/Group Show. LondonNewcastle Gallery.

2013 Orreries and other objects. Rogue Project Space, Manchester.

2013 An Arrangement in White XO, Leeds.

2013 RCA Secret Dyson Gallery, London.

2013 Un-Specific objects. The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

2012 - 2013 Saint-Vincent Biennial Art Prize Exhibition 2012 (SVEART)
Centro Congressi del Comune di Saint-Vincent Valle d'Aosta, Italy.

2012 - 2013 Canal and Rivers Trust Exhibitions: London. Nous Vous
Collective, Arts Council England and the Contemporary Arts Society.

2012 MA Graduation exhibition Chelsea College of Art and Design.

2012 MICROCOSM with The Departure Foundation, Ellington Building,
Leeds Valley Park.

2012 Prospectus: Radical Art Education and Exhibition as an Educational
Technology. Chelsea College of Art and Design.


Awards:

2013 Artquest Workweek Prize with 38b. In Association with Art Licks.

2013 Red Mansion Prize Residency, Beijing.

2012 The GAM Gilbert de Botton Art Prize.

2012 Saint Vincent European Art Prize - Second Prize

2012 Shortlisted for the Nina Stewart Artist Residency, South London Gallery.

2011 The Patrick Caulfield Scholarship, Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Residencies:

2014-15 The Foundling Residency.

2013 Red Mansion Prize, Beijing.

2012 LONDON – Canals and Rivers Trust/Contemporary Arts Society, with Nous Vous.


Education:

2012 MA Fine Art, with Distinction. Chelsea College of Arts.

2011 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, with Distinction. Chelsea College of Arts.

2004 BA Fine Art, First Class Honours. Leeds Metropolitan University.


Press:

2015 Artquest: 'Research Residency Interview with Tom Railton' conducted by Nick Kaplony.

2014 'Art Licks ‘Through a different (window) frame’ Interview with Eva Rowson, 38b.

2014 ‘Red Mansion Art Prize 2013 Artist Profiles’ Lions Den Creatives/Red Mansion Foundation.

2013 T-R-E-M-O-R-S: ‘News from London’ Hannah Newell, 26 October.

2013 This is Tomorrow: ‘Art Licks Weekend: Peckham Tour’ Rachel Guthrie, 15 October.

2013 The Arts Desk: ‘Art projects and The Catlin Guide at The London Art Fair’
Fisun Güner, 14th January.

2012 Arts London News: ‘UAL graduates nominated for prestigious award’
Rowan Curtis, 22nd October.

2011 Millpond: ‘Art Speaks: An Interview with Tom Railton’
Elizabeth Holdsworth, 30th March.


Publications / Catalogues/ Writing:

2017 Pea Proposals Spotlight Series 2.0: Tom Railton. The Three Tuns, The Bullyard, CV1. For Pea Proposals

2014 Annie Davey and Tom Railton in conversation with Natasha Hoare.
For Bricoleurze at Space in Between, 2nd November.

2013 Bricoleurze’ – Space in Between.

2013 ‘Art Licks’ Issue 13

2013 ‘The Catlin Guide 2013 – New artists in the UK’

2012 ‘SVEART – St Vincent European Art’

2011 Conclusion’ and ‘Have it your way’ Black Dogs Almanac – Fifth Edition.

2011 The Valuation of Artwork as an Exact Science’, Next to Nothing – Black Dogs.

Radio:

2013 IKTA

Lectures/Talks/consultancy/workshops:

2017 This, but made out of That, for LOST SENSES at Guest Projects, materiality in making, for kids aged 8-11. 

2015 Consultancy for Pangea Sculptors Centre.

2015 End-Paper, with Helen Kaplinsky for the Foundling Museum.

2015 Visiting Lecturer Artist Talk - Leeds Metropolitan University.

2013 Here come the apocryphal swords. Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

2010 Post-graduate – an artist talk’ Leeds Metropolitan University.


Tom lives and works in London, combining a multidisciplinary practice with recent appointments at The Royal College of Art’s Sculpture Department and DIY Space for London, a social centre and live venue.

In 2015 Tom completed the Artquest Research Residency at the Foundling Museum. 
He was featured in the inaugural St.Vincent European Art Prize and the Catlin Guide to emerging artists (2013), and was joint winner of the Workweek Prize for the solo presentation Augury at 38b Projects.