Artist Tom Adair’s Overhauled Cottage in Melbourne Is an Ideal Backdrop For His Work

Artist Tom Adair’s Overhauled Cottage in Melbourne Is an Ideal Backdrop For His Work

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By Melissa Dalton
Deftly reorganized with an “upside-down” floor plan, a traditional Victorian now takes advantage of natural light to better showcase the work of artist and owner Tom Adair.

When artist Tom Adair was in his late teens/early twenties, he would take the train from the suburb of Frankston to Melbourne and admire the graffiti that he saw. "I remember seeing all the sprayed artworks when I used to catch the train into the city with friends from school, and it always intrigued me, so I learned more about the art form," he says. His experience in the graffiti scene was the start of his arts career, and today Adair works out of Studio Sixnine in Cremorne, Melbourne, creating installations for hospitality, retail, and events. Of his graffiti days, Adair says, "I really enjoyed the finished pieces and the immediacy of the medium—this is a direct influence on my current day practice." 

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