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Tom Hatton

MA work

Now Here

Towards and away from the questions in suspension
it’s within the viewer that the work should respond.
Refracting the situation at hand, against this returned malignant fear,
while retaining a fidelity to a moment,
illuminated by this fiction.

To work before myth then at the sites of action and
respond. Knowing the limits of empathy ruling
out portraits, pure documents, and emotive reports. Such modes,
forgotten or compartmentalised, or both, are more complex due to the imports of

So, short of changing the physical sequence of events, perhaps the only impossibility - failing
the direct encounter with the other - the imperative turns the other way, in absence and
in transport, in the vain hope that somehow in this fraction of feeling composed in the visual,
devoid of the chemical taste of the air, a message can be passed


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2016

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Refugee Week Fundraising Festival, L’Entrepôt, London 2016; Wyrd Then, Weird Now, The Koppel Project, London, 2016; Fold Gallery, Group Show, London, 2013; New Contemporaries, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2012; If Whales Have Feet, Dover Street Gallery, London, 2012; Mahgreb, Solo Show, Profile Gallery, Saltburn, 2011; New Views, The Briggait, Glasgow, 2011; Beyond Form, Solo Show at Assembly Gallery, Glasgow, 2010
  • Awards

  • Renaissance Photography Prize, Environmental Category Winner, 2012; Roger Ackling Prize, Glasgow School of Art, 2011; The Morton Award, Shortlisted, Royal Scottish Academy, 2011
  • Publications

  • Now Here, 2016; The Yaw of Callisto, with Erola Arcalis, 2016; Oophagy, 2016; Outpost, 2015