Space Junk Laboratory

Fantastic Voyage by Tom Buckland

Space Junk Laboratory

with Tom Buckland

An Infuse: Artists Strengthening Communities session

Made possible by our wonderful Infuse patrons – become one today.

Generator Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

12-3pm Saturday 29 January 2022

Free, but bookings essential

Raid your cupboards and recycling bin for household junk and cardboard and bring it into the hangar at Belconnen Arts Centre to learn how to use it to build your own interstellar creations. Be inspired by Tom Buckland’s exhibition, Space Oddity and construct your own satellites, starships and space stations whilst recycling – the possibilities are endless! Participants will learn how to creatively reuse recycled materials learning basic model-making techniques and will leave the workshop with a creation of their own.

Designed for all ages and levels of ability, you can participate at your own level of comfort and are able to drop in at any point. The session will be as inclusive as possible and focus on coming together in a safe, shared space to enjoy some communal creative time.

Note: This session is designed for all ages, however children should always be supervised when using needles, scissors, hot glue guns or any other potentially hazardous materials or equipment.

Required materials and equipment

  • Participants are encouraged to bring in found household objects and recycled materials to construct their artworks with.

About Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland is a visual artist who deals in a correspondence of imaginary worlds. With sculpture, performance and video he creates work heavily influenced by his own fascination with science fiction and fantasy, topped off with refined joyful absurdism. He enjoys playing with audience interaction, taking much enjoyment in transporting his audience to other worlds across space and time.

Tom graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2015 and was the recipient of the John and Elizabeth Baker Honours scholarship and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space graduate award. Buckland has undertaken residencies at Cementa (NSW, 2018, 2021), Fremantle Arts Centre (WA, 2017) and CCAS (ACT, 2016). In 2021, Tom was the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea Clitheroe foundation emerging artist mentorship award.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally and across Australia.

Follow Tom on Instagram and Facebook.

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.