In October 2013 Tom Hoar exhibited an acclaimed new collection inspired by the Circus. The exhibition was Tom's first solo show, a sell-out success and launched a new artistic chapter exploring the life and performance of the Circus and its gypsy heritage.
Spending time with Giffords Circus on their annual tour of the South West, the collection explored a way of life that is unchanged, a circus troupe travelling from place to place, offering a temporary escapism away from everyday life into a world of colour, music, mystery and entertainment.
As Tom Hoar commented it is ‘the pull of another dimension beyond the boundaries of everyday existence that we’re drawn to. We all have an inherent need for new experiences and to be freed from our inhibitions.’
Since then Tom has spent time at the London Wonderground and in Transylvania recording and exploring Circus life and its gypsy heritage.