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Tom Jeffreys

Tom Jeffreys is a writer based in Edinburgh. He is the author of two books: The White Birch: A Russian Reflection (Little, Brown, 2021) and Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on foot (Influx Press, 2017).

As the COP26 conference approaches, how individual artists and artist institutions are responding to the demands of the climate crisis

BY Tom Jeffreys | 01 OCT 21

At Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, the artist’s retrospective approaches materials in a child-like manner with little regard for the objects’ origins or histories

BY Tom Jeffreys | 28 JUL 21

The artist’s new show at Dundee Contemporary Arts explores the intense physicality of collective sorrow through the body as landscape

BY Tom Jeffreys | 07 JUN 21

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

‘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

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

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

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