About Me

Tom Jeffreys


I currently write primarily about contemporary art, and am particularly interested in work that crosses over into the sciences or explores our relationship with the environment. I also write about a range of other subjects, including: food, architecture, cricket, books, walking, fashion and sherry.

While living in Finland between 2014 and 2016, I was the Helsinki correspondent for Monocle magazine and wrote a monthly column for Apollo. My work has also been published in, among others: Frieze, art-agenda, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, World of Interiors, Vice, Country Walking, Cricinfo, The Nightwatchman, and Mr and Mrs Smith.

Copywriting clients have included Affordable Art Fair, Agenda Communications, Frame Finland, Pelham Communications, and the Royal Academy of Arts. I have also written over a dozen essays for exhibition catalogues and publications.

My first book – Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on foot – is published by Influx Press, April 2017.


In November 2013 I launched The Learned Pig, an online magazine with four main areas of interest: art, thinking, nature, and writing.

In December 2013, I advised the Institute of Art and Ideas on the launch of IAI News, and edited each fortnightly issue for three years. Previously, I worked at the Royal Academy of Arts to help with the launch of their pioneering new website. Between 2012 and 2013 I was editor of the Journal of Wild Culture. Between 2008 and 2012 I was features editor (and arts editor) at Spoonfed, a cultural guide to London.


In 2015 I was awarded a three-month Mobius curatorial fellowship at the National Archives of Finland – organised by the Finnish Institute in London. Previously, I have curated two critically acclaimed exhibitions – Et Cetera at Hoxton Art Gallery (2012), and Nature Reserves at GV Art (2013). In addition, I have curated art and literary events, editorial workshops, and urban nature walks.

I have also chaired various panel discussions, judged contemporary art prizes, and spoken at a number of conferences and festivals.

If you would like to get in touch then feel free to drop me an email.