Dr Paul Thomas, is the Head of Painting at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales. Paul was the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Image Conference 2010.


In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981 when he co-founded the group Media-Space. Media-Space was part of the first global link up with artists connected to ARTEX. From 1981-1986 the group was involved in a number of collaborative exhibitions and was instrumental in the establishment a substantial body of research. Paul’s current research project ‘Nanoessence’ explores the space between life and death at a nano level. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology and SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia. The previous project ‘Midas’ was researching at a nano level the transition phase between skin and gold. Paul has recently completed working on an intelligent architecture public art project for the Curtin Mineral and Chemistry Research Precinct. Paul is a practicing electronic artist whose work has exhibited internationally and can be seen on his website Visiblespace.


Paul has been working towards developing sustainable research in the areas of convergence between science, industry and the Fine arts in Western Australia. Some of these objectives he has managed to secure through the instigation of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. Paul now believes he could use his knowledge and experience in exploring the intersection between art, science and culture to assist with key research strategies at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales.


Paul has been working in collaboration Kevin Raxworthy