Based out of the small town of Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW south coast, TEE-PEE is the backyard project of its founder, Tom Page.
Tom is a self-taught artist raised on cartoons, vintage surf culture and rock ‘n’ roll, specialising within the music, fashion and surf industry. After being captivated by the stories and aesthetic of Mambo at the age of 8, Tom’s art style was morphed by mature artists such as Jeff Raglus, Matthew Martin and Reg Mombassa. Now, working under his art-based surf labels’ pseudonym, TEE-PEE, Tom is becoming a well-known figure within the previously mentioned realms.
TEE-PEE is never far from the main stage, with acts such as Debbies, Teenage Joans, Pretty Uglys, The Terrys and George Alice (to name a few) touring with the brands' products and art. Album covers, tour posters, records, merchandise and on-stage animations are just a couple of the ways we're getting in front of ya eyes. Send us a pic if you come across some of our stuff at your next show!
Away from the music scene, TEE-PEE is gradually emerging from an underground label to a well established artist after a number of successful art exhibitions. In mid-2018 and early on in 2020, the winery over Tom's back fence played host to solo exhibitions 'ACRES' and 'SOLAR SERVO', respectfully, drawing crowds from Sydney, Central Coast and as far south as Canberra. Later on in 2020 (after the first two waves of COVID-19 to hit Australia), Wollongong Art Gallery held exhibitor to Tom's works as a part of the group exhibition 'HERE + NOW', which saw the gallery purchase the major piece of Tom's body of work, Unlabelled Coffee With Extra Milk.
With sustainability at the forefront of the brand, small runs of new products are released each season to cater for all lifestyles. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, which makes each run limited and its impact on the environment minimal. Printed by hand in Gerringong (just up the road from the Heads) by Tom and a bunch of close family friends and local legends, all TEE-PEE tees, hoods, long-sleeves and boardies are constructed with ethically sourced cottons.
Adding to our green focus, all orders are shipped off in compostable mail bags. Making a good feed for your worms at home! We hand deliver all the local orders too, so give us a beep if you see us driving through town.
Thanks heaps for sticking 'round this long!