Solo or Duo shows and events:

2019  CERAMIC SHELL BRONZE CASTING, Cycle II. A two-week residential express course
           The Faculty of Telšiai (Vilnius Academy) for Cirrus, the Nordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education. 

2018  Ceramic Shell Bronze Casting - The Transformative Power of Fire and the Furnace. 
           A two-week residential workshop in ceramic shell for bronze casting, viewed through an alchemical lens. 
           Faculty of Telšiai, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. With David Snoo Wilson

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:

2019 neo:artprize exhibition, Bolton Museum Gallery.  

2019 LASTING IMPRESSIONS II: Making and Re-Making the Replica. Conference exhibit, Pitt Rivers Museum.

2018 HIDDEN 2018  Courtyard and Hockney Galleries, Royal College of Art.

2018  3rd Annual Dorset Iron Pour.  Coles Castings, East Melbury, Dorset.

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

2017 The Museum Has Abandoned Us at State of the Art, Berlin. Curated by Isthisit? 

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

2016 Next Doör. A large scale solo commission 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.


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.


2014-15 The Foundling Residency.

2013 Red Mansion Prize, Beijing.

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


2019 PostGraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching Fellowship Sheme, Royal College of Art.

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


2018 Sky Marbles at the Foundling Museum, London.

"We display work made by children from Thomas Coram Nursery as part of
an ongoing collaboration. Exploring our Collection, children from the
Nursery have created colourful marbles and rag balls representing skies
depicted in paintings in the Museum. This project was inspired by our
2014 Artist-in-Residence Tom Railton."

2018 Lily Cole: Balls review – what Heathcliff's mum did next Laura Cumming, The Observer.
          Article featuring a mention of Sky Marbles display above.

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 / Media:

2019 The Artist Researcher; Artists and Museums Working Together.
         Panel member discussion for Artquest and invited museum audience.

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’  catalogue – Space in Between.

2013 IKTA Digital broadcast.

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.


2019 Visiting Lecturer, Studio and tutorial sessions for 4D Hub, BA Fine Art, Leeds Arts University.

2019 Artquest Panel Discussion: The Artist Researcher: Artists and Museums working together.
          The Foundling Museum, London.

2019  CERAMIC SHELL BRONZE CASTING, Cycle II. A two-week residential express course
           The Faculty of Telšiai (Vilnius Academy) for Cirrus, the Nordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education. 

2019 Visiting Artist, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moore's University.

2019 Consultancy for MAKE Liverpool.

2018/19 Peer Mentor sessions with Pavilion, Fritha Jenkins and Jemma Egan, and the Foundling Museum.
               Funded by Artquest.

2018 Bristol Bronze Club - An Introduction to Lost wax ceramic shell bronze casting. Spike Island, Bristol.
          With David Snoo Wilson / Ore & Ingot.

2018  Materiality  KEY event UAL Chelsea College of Arts. With Zoe Laughlin.

2018 Visiting Lecturer - pool appointment, BA Fine Art, Leeds Arts University. 

2018  Ceramic Shell Bronze Casting - The Transformative Power of Fire and the Furnace. 
           A two-week residential workshop in bronze casting, from wax to patination, with David Snoo Wilson
           BA Sculpture, Metalwork and Jewellery students and Cirrus scholars, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.

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

2015-16 Committee member and construction co-lead, DIY Space For London.

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.

Born in Coventry, Tom lives and works in London, combining a multidisciplinary practice with a specialist technical appointment at the Royal College of Art, and was recently appointed to the Visiting Lecturer pool for Leeds Arts University BA Fine Art programme, and the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

In 2015 Tom completed the Artquest Research Residency at the Foundling Museum, and joined the committee for DIY Space for London, following construction and opening of the cooperatively-run social centre. 

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.

Contact:  t.c.railton[at]gmail.com