Tom Gray


Tom’s work spans the spectrum between arts practice, design and consulting. Through all this is a continuous engagement with public art. The result is a balance between design and art.

Tom has facilitated, coordinated and creatively collaborated in a diverse range of successful public art and design projects. Decades of training and skills development with project management, small business and financial management, creative art and design expertise have made this possible.

He utilises technical abilities with architectural documentation and Computer Aided Design (CAD). I combine design documentation abilities with graphic skills using the Adobe suite. My project management and technical design skills are reinforced by traditional arts training, and I have regularly led artistic project workshops with foundations of arts practice such as sketching, photography, modelling, construction and carving.

Tom has extensive experience working with artists on public art projects. This includes consulting with Aboriginal artists and consulting with Aboriginal elders and communities.


2010-present | Design & Public Art Consulting
Facilitating, coordinating and creatively collaborating in a diverse range of public art and design projects in private practice and multiple levels of government. Projects include collaborative public art with Larrakia Nation for the Northern Territory Government and the Menzies School of Health Research.

2011-2014 | Employer: NT Parks & Wildlife Commission
Role: Interpretive Resources
Designed and managed digital and non-digital interpretive resources, programs and services for Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission – included: research and transfer knowledge on subjects of history, culture and environment to visitors and residents in the Northern Territory.

2010-2012 | Employer: Charles Darwin University (CDU)
Role: Teaching
Design & Fine Arts, subjects included: Architectural Documentation, ArchiCAD software and art theory.

2009-2010 | Employer: Clouston Associates
Role: Landscape Architecture & Public Art
Outcomes included concept design, documentation and project management of projects, including urban streetscapes, roads and public space for projects located throughout Darwin and the Northern Territory. Tasks included design reports, concept development drafting, documentation, specifications, costing’s and presentations.

2007-2009 | Urban Initiatives
Role: Wayfinding, Landscape & Public Space Design
Included concept development for the design and construction of urban streetscapes; use of CAD software and Vectorworks; cost estimates.

2005-2007 | Woods Bagot
Role: Design
Worked with the urban design and landscape team on a broad range of national and international projects, integrating landscape projects with major architectural developments such as the Melbourne Convention Centre. Tasks included: strategic planning, road projects and large-scale international developments in China, Dubai and Bahrain.

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