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Tom Jeffreys

Tom Jeffreys is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His first book, Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on Foot, was published by Influx Press in 2017. He is working on a book about birch trees in Russian art, landscape and identity.

From Cample Line in rural Scotland to collective Myvillages, artists are reconsidering their relationship to ‘the rural’

BY Tom Jeffreys | 13 NOV 19

Television has long celebrated the before-and-after reveal of a freshly cleaned masterpiece – now many museums are showcasing the hidden art too

BY Tom Jeffreys | 08 NOV 19

The influence of Isaac Levitan’s 1897 painting Spring, High Water on 20th-century film

BY Tom Jeffreys | 25 SEP 19

Considering our scripted future at Helsinki Contemporary 

BY Tom Jeffreys | 10 AUG 19
Fan Letter

‘It’s all there: charm, humour, ethics, friendship’

BY Tom Jeffreys | 24 JAN 19

Why is the figure of the witch and magical practice making a 21st-century comeback in the arts?

BY Tom Jeffreys | 26 NOV 18

For 112 days Sara Morawetz retraced the 2,000 kilometre journey of two 18th century astronomers, tasked with defining the length of a metre

BY Tom Jeffreys | 25 OCT 18

Featuring a proposal for a circular motorway around a mountain peak, the ‘weird and absurd’ work of the Russia-based artist

BY Tom Jeffreys | 17 OCT 18
City Report

Jostling with its loud festival neighbours, the UK’s best attended annual visual art festival conducts a polyphonic debate with art of the past

BY Tom Jeffreys | 02 AUG 18

As the most expensive railway on earth is built, is art being used as a mouthpiece for power?

BY Tom Jeffreys | 15 JUN 18
News

Four miles west of the city, Jupiter Artland marks its 10th anniversary with a new commission by Phyllida Barlow

BY Tom Jeffreys | 02 JUN 18

At this year’s GI festival, directed by Richard Parry, a future-focused assemblage of what it means to be human

BY Tom Jeffreys | 01 MAY 18

A new report suggests that women, people from working-class backgrounds and BAME workers all face significant exclusion

BY Tom Jeffreys | 16 APR 18

With global issues cutting across disciplines, a number of projects are showing where the mixing of art and science can prove productive

BY Tom Jeffreys | 21 FEB 18

At once stagnant and dynamic, politically tense and blissfully buoyant, the French capital was a strange place to be living this year

BY Tom Jeffreys | 08 DEC 17

Angelica Mesiti’s films explore the myriad ways humans communicate

BY Tom Jeffreys | 05 DEC 17
City Report

In a still volatile Ukraine the art scene in its capital is attempting to rethink the past in more productive ways

BY Tom Jeffreys | 05 OCT 17

A slew of exhibitions commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution 

BY Tom Jeffreys | 25 SEP 17

galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

BY Tom Jeffreys | 21 SEP 17

Various venues, Le Havre, France

BY Tom Jeffreys | 23 AUG 17