Tom Adair

Lives and works in Melbourne

Artist's CV

"Airbush is like a refined form of graffiti, I have adapted this into something familiar yet new. For me it's the layering of neon and specialist framing that really gives a quality and brings my pieces to life."

Born in Melbourne in the eighties and immersed in graffiti subculture, Adair's refined exploration of medium, is a clear progression from an adolescence spent spraying walls with pressurised paint. The picture perfect homes dotted across flat dibond surfaces are a personal response to the illusion of the idyllic family home through the means of architecture influenced by a professional career focused around design and interiors.

Viewed from afar, the works appear as monochromatic colour images from the mid-century architecture era. Adair engages many processes while producing the romantic pieces, first documenting the dwellings using photography and digitally creating halftone renderings before spending countless hours meticulously airbrushing the works by hand.

The addition of hand bent neon lights are used to accent each structure and invite the viewer closer to a more intimate level where the swirling electricity and softness of the airbrush can be appreciated on a more personal level.


\ Artworks

802 Canyon

2019 \ Airbrush polymer and matte varnish on dibond, Oak frame \ 200 x 296cm (Each panel 200 x 143cm)


Fools Gold

2021 \ MP 4, Ethereum Blockchain NFT \ HD 1080 x 1080p


2021 \ Airbrush on Aluminium Panel, American Oak Frame \ 30 x 30cm


2020 \ Acrylic polymer and matte varnish on dibond, oak frame \ 145 x 240cm


Really Tho

2021 \ Airbrush on Aluminium Panel, American Oak Frame \ 120 x 120cm


2020 \ Acrylic polymer and matte varnish on dibond with neon, oak frame (triptych) \ 150 x 113cm (each panel)


2021 \ Airbrush on Aluminium Panel, American Oak Frame \ 30 x 30cm

\ News

NH Event


13 December 2022

In this collection are available artworks from this year’s solo gallery program; some that were not released at the time—all great examples from our talented stable.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Tom Adair

Tom Adair

New Romantics

14 December 2021 — 15 January 2022

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021


Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

Tom Adair


18 November — 21 November 2020

Tom Adair


23 April — 14 May 2020


Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

BAMBI and Tom Adair

Tom Adair & Bambi

21 March — 30 March 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Tom Adair.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm