Madeleine and I walked down Bourke Street yesterday to Artspace for a studio visit with Sydney artist Tom Polo. Tom gave us the lowdown on his Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and his 3 months at the cité. Tom also generously gave Madeleine a few ideas on how to navigate her AGNSW residency at the cité later this year. We also got a preview of new works for Tom’s upcoming show at Station Gallery in Melbourne.
We are thrilled that Tom will be painting a response to the Jacques-Henri Lartigue photograph titled 40 Rue Cortambert taken in 1903 for Home@735 Invitational. The two works will be shown alongside one another. The Lartigue photograph is one of 9 artworks from the Badger & Fox Collection we will be exhibiting – the show opens on Thursday the 15th of June.