Dr Thomas Loveday

MVA PhD (Sydney) BArch (UniSA)
Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Art

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1029

Website Tom Loveday

Biographical details

Dr Tom Loveday exhibits artwork regularly both in commercial and independent galleries as well as maintaining an international and national research profile in art and architectural theory. Dr Loveday has also been a practicing architect, has taught architecture and has lectured in history and theory in art and architecture.

Research interests

Dr Loveday's research is in two main parts consisting of written theoretical research and contemporary art practice. His written theoretical research has a number of themes, including an historical focus with published work on Marcel Duchamp, a focus on philosophical interpretation of alienation in regard to art and more recently, theories of moment. He has also written on various theories of art and architecture, including theories of the political aesthetics of third space, new media and the role of writing in art. The title of the written component of his practice-based doctoral thesis is, The Darkened Room, Painting as the Image of Thought, (Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2006), drawing on the theoretical work of philosophers Deleuze and Guattari and Friedrich Nietzsche in relation to painter Bridget Riley.

His contemporary art practice consists of painting, video, photography and installation and has been exhibited both individually and in collaborative projects in institutional exhibition spaces, artist run initiatives and commercial galleries. His art practice has a central theme of alienation and irony, both of which use combinations of abstraction, text and various theories of signs and symbols. Included with some of his art projects are texts in the form of collected essays presented as books in which the two main parts of his research meet. The title of the practice component of his PhD is, The Planets.

His interest in postgraduate research supervision is in both theoretical and practice-based research, with an emphasis on contemporary art.

Teaching and supervision

Cigdem Aydemir, MFA

Aniseh Fakhri, MFA

Rosemary Nunes Silva, MFA

Ian Page, PhD, Dissident Art (working title)

Tanya Richards, PhD

Associations

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)
International Association of Art Critics (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, AICA)
Interior Design And Interior Architecture Educators Association, editorial board (IDEA)
Australian Institute of Architects (AIA, formerly RAIA), 1986-94
Architects Board, South Australia, registration to practice as an architect, 1986-94

Awards and honours

2011, Blake Prize Finalist
2011, Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, University of New South Wales, establishment funding
2009 Artlight, curated exhibition and part of the Vivid Festival, University of Technology Sydney
2007 Ivan Dougherty Gallery Exhibition grant for Tactile Imagination
2007 Design Research Group, Faculty Grant, for alumni research project (completed 2007)
1993, Seven times winner, Royal South Australian Society of Arts Award of Merit from the Board of Directors (Fellows) for contributions to seasonal exhibitions
1986, Royal South Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for "St Margaret's", offices for the Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia
1981, Royal South Australian Institute of Architects Student Design Award

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2009

  • Artlight; Loveday T; University of Technology Sydney/Vivid project support.

Selected publications & creative works

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Conferences

  • Loveday, T. (2010). Epigone: A Critical Approach to History and Theory for Interior Architecture Design Teaching. Connected 2010 – 2nd International Conference On Design Education, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Video Art, Painting and Monstrosities. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Scatological Approach. 34th Annual Conference Association of Art Historians: Location, Museum Academy Studio, London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). The Allure of the Fourth Dimension: The Unnatural Desire of Marcel Duchamp. 2008 AAANZ Conference:alpha alpha alpha november zulu, Queensland: AAANZ.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Third Space in Architecture. History in Practice: The 25th Annual Society of Architectural Historians (SAHANZ) Conference, Geelong, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

Visual Art

  • Loveday, T. (2013). 1. Edge of the World #1, 2012 2. Edge of the World #2, 2012 3. Edge of the World #3, 2012 4. Edge of the World #4, 2012 5. Edge of the World #5, 2012 6. Edge of the World #6, 2012. In: Healing Colours and Infinity. Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2012). 1. Mercury 2. Venus 3. The Blue Planet 4. Mars 5. Uranus 6. The Sun 7. Saturn 8. Neptune 9. Jupiter. In: The Planets: Reviewed. Australian Catholic University. McGlade Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2012). 1. The Eyes of Yayoi Kusama 2. Bipolar Bear 3. Third Space. In: (Re) Extended Painting. MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T., Millner, J. (2012). Saturate | Colour Rant: Colour Problematics. In: Alchemy. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2011). Textworks. In: Textworks. Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2011). Textworks 2. In: Textworks 2. Artereal Gallery. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). 1. Alien Index 1, Levitation 2. Alien Index 2, Rotation 3. Alien Index 3, Abduction 4. Alien Index 4, Limitation 5. Alien Index 5, Refutation. In: Emergency Display. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). 1. Slick #25 2. Slick #24 3. Slick #23. In: Living Space. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Australia Fear. In: Rockin' the boat. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Evidence of Aliens. In: The Stranger's Eye. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). A Dark Matter. In: Smartlight. University of Technology Sydney. UTS, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). Memorial. In: Memorial. Memorial. Dominik Mersch, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). The Little Sisters of the South Visit the Northern Hemisphere. In: Stargazing. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP) and Hardware Gallery. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). The Real World. In: Reality Cheque. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). A Short Polemic. In: Ambiguosity. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP). At The Vanishing Point, Sydney, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Loveday, T. (2012). Hypersanity: Artist Writing and its Contribution to Practice. Alchemy, (pp. 15 - 17). Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Milk City. Beata Geyer | Milk City, (pp. 1 - 2). Sydney, Australia: Breenspace.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Loveday, T., Lowry, S., Brodyk, A., Shorter, M., Titmarsh, M. (2012). (Re) Extended Painting. Sydney, Australia: MOP Projects.

2013

  • Loveday, T. (2013). 1. Edge of the World #1, 2012 2. Edge of the World #2, 2012 3. Edge of the World #3, 2012 4. Edge of the World #4, 2012 5. Edge of the World #5, 2012 6. Edge of the World #6, 2012. In: Healing Colours and Infinity. Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2012

  • Loveday, T., Lowry, S., Brodyk, A., Shorter, M., Titmarsh, M. (2012). (Re) Extended Painting. Sydney, Australia: MOP Projects.
  • Loveday, T. (2012). 1. Mercury 2. Venus 3. The Blue Planet 4. Mars 5. Uranus 6. The Sun 7. Saturn 8. Neptune 9. Jupiter. In: The Planets: Reviewed. Australian Catholic University. McGlade Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2012). 1. The Eyes of Yayoi Kusama 2. Bipolar Bear 3. Third Space. In: (Re) Extended Painting. MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2012). Hypersanity: Artist Writing and its Contribution to Practice. Alchemy, (pp. 15 - 17). Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
  • Loveday, T., Millner, J. (2012). Saturate | Colour Rant: Colour Problematics. In: Alchemy. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Loveday, T. (2011). Textworks. In: Textworks. Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2011). Textworks 2. In: Textworks 2. Artereal Gallery. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.

2010

  • Loveday, T. (2010). 1. Alien Index 1, Levitation 2. Alien Index 2, Rotation 3. Alien Index 3, Abduction 4. Alien Index 4, Limitation 5. Alien Index 5, Refutation. In: Emergency Display. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). 1. Slick #25 2. Slick #24 3. Slick #23. In: Living Space. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Australia Fear. In: Rockin' the boat. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Epigone: A Critical Approach to History and Theory for Interior Architecture Design Teaching. Connected 2010 – 2nd International Conference On Design Education, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Evidence of Aliens. In: The Stranger's Eye. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2010). Video Art, Painting and Monstrosities. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

2009

  • Loveday, T. (2009). A Dark Matter. In: Smartlight. University of Technology Sydney. UTS, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). Memorial. In: Memorial. Memorial. Dominik Mersch, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). The Little Sisters of the South Visit the Northern Hemisphere. In: Stargazing. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP) and Hardware Gallery. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2009). The Real World. In: Reality Cheque. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP), Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Loveday, T. (2008). A Short Polemic. In: Ambiguosity. At The Vanishing Point (ATVP). At The Vanishing Point, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Milk City. Beata Geyer | Milk City, (pp. 1 - 2). Sydney, Australia: Breenspace.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Scatological Approach. 34th Annual Conference Association of Art Historians: Location, Museum Academy Studio, London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). The Allure of the Fourth Dimension: The Unnatural Desire of Marcel Duchamp. 2008 AAANZ Conference:alpha alpha alpha november zulu, Queensland: AAANZ.
  • Loveday, T. (2008). Third Space in Architecture. History in Practice: The 25th Annual Society of Architectural Historians (SAHANZ) Conference, Geelong, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

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