DAiSY Artist Commission – Tom Sliwinski
Tom Sliwinski is joining DAiSY as DAiSY commissioned artist. He was awarded this commission in September 2021.
About The Commission
We were proud to offer three Emerging Artist commissions in 2021, for disabled and neurodiverse artists who are based in Surrey.
The programme supports artists to develop their practice by offering mentoring from industry professionals and fostering connections with our cultural partners across the county.
Artists can work in any artform and the work can be linked to any subject or theme.
The commissioned artist receives one-to-one time throughout the commissioning year with an artist mentor. The artist is supported to develop their creative practice, and create a piece of new work. Each commissioned artist receives a cash sum to pay for materials and other expenses
In 2021 the DAiSY Artist commission awardee was Tom Sliwinski.
As part of his commission Tom presented a pop-up exhibition in the Barn at West Horsley Place on Sunday 20th November 2022.
With the support of his mentor Julie Hoyle, the Grange and Artventure Tom has created a collection of etchings and drawings inspired by West Horsley Place itself.
‘I would like to develop my skills further, looking at more techniques within my own style. I would like to work on my detailing too’.
Tom draws and paints in watercolour, acrylic and gouache. He is currently building a portfolio of artwork which will be going towards a solo art exhibition. His interests are water landscapes, paranormal activities, British rail, crime stories, electrical equipment and sound.
With the commission Tom would like to develop his skills looking further at techniques within his style, to work on his detailing and to develop discipline in his practice.
Julie Hoyle is a contemporary artist and printmaker based in Surrey in the UK working with a variety of print and paint media as well as light and shadow installation.
Julie founded Ochre Print Studio, one of the foremost independent printmaking facilities in South East England. Obtaining two Grants for the Arts from Art Council England for the studio, and personally tutored, mentored and editioned work for artists of all abilities during her Directorship from 2006 – 2016
As well as a current exhibiting artist, Julie tutors and coaches extensively, including working with adults who have learning difficulties.