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BLEED: Perth-Taipei Residency

BLEED: Perth-Taipei Residency

During his residency in Taipei, Tom Blake will be developing a series of new works related to ideas of opacity, repetition, fragmentation, digital disintegration and the capacity for chaos within apparent moments of stillness. Blake’s project considers our relationship to the digital from a poetic perspective.   

Blake’s residency will form a new commission as part of BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital), a six-year project exploring how the digital makes us feel. BLEED is a collaboration between PICA, Arts House (Melbourne) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney). 

About the Artist

Tom Blake works across drawing, video, painting and installation. His practice draws on momentary gestures, looped imagery and recurring motifs as potential sites for contemplating the psychological, architectural and technological frameworks that surround us.  

He has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy, and has been a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize (National Art School, Sydney), the churchie (Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane), Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award (FAC), Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney), The Clip Award (PCP), The Ramsay Art Prize (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide) and The Blake Prize (Casula Powerhouse, Sydney). Blake has undertaken residencies with the Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé, FAC, PICA, North Metro TAFE, Tenjinyama Art Studio, Parramatta Artists’ Studios and has previously been awarded a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship. In 2021, A.P.E published BAUXIDE, an artist book by Tom and Dominique Chen, commissioned as part of the Lost Rocks 2017-21 series (

Tom Blake is represented by N. Smith Gallery.  


PICA’s Residency Program is supported by PICA’s Art Ambassadors.

This exchange residency is made possible with the support of the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries through a Sector Development Grant and our host partners.

BLEED is supported by PICA’s Director’s Circle and



Tom Blake, Index, Centre, 2020