State Library of Queensland welcomes Tom Mosby

This week the State Library was pleased to welcome lawyer and curatorial art consultant Mr Tom Mosby. Tom's face was of course instantly recognisable to many of us after his popular appearances on Channel 10's MasterChef Australia

Mr Tom Mosby

Tom will be involved in a number of projects and exhibitions at the State Library including those relating to the Margaret Lawrie Collection of Torres Strait Islander materials housed in the John Oxley Library on level 4.

Tom is a Torres Strait Islander descendent of Iama/Tudu, Masig, Meriem, Dauar and Erub Islanders. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Art Conservation from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

He is published in both national and international art journals and art catalogues with a focus on Art of the Torres Strait islands, Conservation, and Moral and Legal Rights.

In 1998 he was the curator of the landmark exhibition Ilan Pasin - Art of the Torres Strait Islands at the Cairns Regional Art Gallery.

Tom also advises the Queensland Art Gallery on Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols and sits on the Advisory Board of the Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency.

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Hi Tom,I hadn´t had any doubts about your talents when I met you in Canada many years ago. Now I read that you became a MasterChief last year. If I travel to Australia I will contact you to ask delicious dinner!Herzlichen Gruß aus Deutschland (Germany)Christian & Familiy