Trevor Weekes shares vibrant art display in Nelson Bay

Trevor Weekes with some of his artwork and books at Nelson Bay Marina’s Artisan Collective.

NELSON Bay’s Artisan Collective is hosting a vibrant and exciting collection by local artist Trevor Weekes.

For the entire month of March, Trevor’s artwork and books will be on display at the Nelson Bay Marina gallery.

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His main interest is a fascination with animals, often capturing unusual depictions with his own unique brand of humour.

Trevor has exhibited for over 50 years both nationally and internationally, and has worked as a lecturer at COFA in Sydney and in natural history illustration and fine art in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology, University of Newcastle.

“My exhibition here at Nelson Bay is a mixture of different work I have shown in the past,” said Trevor.

“The birds are from a collection based on illustrations from a book entitled ‘North American Birds’, and all the tigers and leopard pieces were from a show called ‘To Be Humanized’, which also included some of the monkey portrayals displayed here today.

“I spend a lot of time studying animals at places like Taronga Zoo, and the animals there inspire me to create work for some of my books.”

Trevor’s 2019 book ‘When Pigs Fly’ features an interesting artistic bent on technical drawing, and a locally famous porcine friend.

“I was upset when Otto flew away, but was happy when he later turned up at the Tamworth music festival,” said Trevor with a wry smile.

Trevor continues to produce his unique work, and there are more books to be released soon, as well as a talk to be given by Trevor himself at the gallery’s ‘Meet The Artist’ event on Saturday 16 March at 1.00pm.

The Artisan Collective continue to support other local artists such as Ileana Clarke and Megan Barrass to name but two, and the gallery welcomes visitors to peruse and even purchase their work in a serene and friendly environment.

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By Simon EKINS

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