Thom Buchanan is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Tarntanya Adelaide on the Kaurna country. His practice traverses a cross-disciplinary mode of investigations. Informed by his background in drawing and painting, it also incorporates installation, photography, video, performance, sound, murals and collaborations.

Buchanan is a master of large-scale live performative works and collaboration. He has been interrogating ideas of the physiological ramifications of built and natural environments for 15 years and is still asking questions.

He has exhibited extensively locally, nationally, and internationally and has won a number of Art Prizes and major grants.

His work has been commissioned by State Theatre Company SA , Australian Dance Theatre, Vivid Festival Sydney, Adelaide Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival UK, Limosani Projekts, Fringe Festival SA, SALA Festival, the Surge Festival in Glasgow, Wonderwalls Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Canberra Centenary, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Zephyr Quartet, BIG Picture Pillar festival, Big Day Out, Rise Festival NZ, ExpandLAB Adelaide Film Festival, SIDance Festival Seoul, CubaDupa festival NZ and Slingsby Theatre Company.

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