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Annie Trevillian

Annie Trevillian
Artist's statement

Annie Trevillian's practice is primarily printed textiles, but she also explores different ways of working to create imagery, including painting, drawing, markmaking, screenprinting, photography and digital technology.

In 2006 Trevillian's solo exhibition, Annie Trevillian: Handprint: Design on Fabric and Paper featuring selected work from 1983 - 2006 was exhibited at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery, Canberra ACT.

During a residency at the Centre for Design and Printed Textiles in Montreal, Canada, Trevillian used a digital printer with fibre reactive dyes on silk to create new work. This complemented her research in the Australian National University Inject Research Facility due to its capabilities of wide format digital printing on a range of media.

Trevillian has entered a new and exciting stage of her career with the broadening of her practice beyond a mere textile framework. Her skills as a designer have been applied to a more diverse range of substrates, providing a wealth of new artistic output and sustainable practice. Her commission work included digital designs on glass panels and textiles for The Australian National University School of Art Library, where the sunken reader's pit is now surrounded by her ghost-like forest on glass which brings the outdoors in.

For a Sydney Harbour YHA commission, Trevillian's brief was to create three artworks which gave a sense of connection to 'The Dig Site' at Cumberland and Gloucester Streets, The Rocks, Sydney, taking into account its historical importance with a rich and diverse archaeology. She collaborated with architects, archaeologists, environmental heritage planners, Sydney Harbour Foreshores Authority and the Sydney Harbour YHA to create this exclusive public artwork.

Recent work
Level 1 - Everyday life
  • Level 1 - Everyday life, 2009
  • Digital print on canvas
  • Dimensions: 270cm high x 220cm wide
  • Photo: Annie Trevillian
Level 2 - Cribb's well: layers of people, places and spaces
  • Level 2 - Cribb's well: layers of people, places and spaces, 2009
  • Digital print on canvas
  • Dimensions: 270cm high x 220cm wide
  • Photo: Annie Trevillian
Level 3 - Artefact fragments
  • Level 3 - Artefact fragments, 2009
  • Digital print on canvas
  • Dimensions: 270cm high x 220cm wide
  • Photo: Annie Trevillian
Sydney Harbour YHA installation level 3
  • Sydney Harbour YHA installation level 3, 2009
  • Digital print on canvas
  • Dimensions: 270cm high x 220cm wide
  • Photo: Annie Trevillian

Annie Trevillian and ANU School of Art library refurbishment
  • Annie Trevillian and ANU School of Art library refurbishment, 2009
  • Digital design on textiles and glass
  • Dimensions: Variable
  • Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick
Bodywrap series, The Forest (detail)
  • Bodywrap series, The Forest (detail), 2008
  • Digital print with fibre reactive dyes on silk organza
  • Dimensions: 140cm x 140cm
  • Photo: Annie Trevillian
Biography

Annie Trevillian is a textile designer and artist with strong technical skills and experience in textiles design and printing including digital technologies. She has earned recognition for a place in the history and practice of printed textiles in Canberra from her continued involvement in all aspects of textile printing both as a practitioner and as an educator. She has artwork touring nationally with selected exhibitions showcasing contemporary Australian textiles - Artcloth: Engaging New Visions and Momentum: 18th Tamworth fibre textile biennale 2008.

Since 1984 Trevillian has had an association with Megalo Print Studio and Gallery as a printmaker, project artist and board member. She received the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) 2006 Fellowship, artsACT project funding, Megalo Printmaking Residency and assistance from the Australian National University in the Outside Studies Program. She was awarded the 2007 Canberra Critics Circle Award for Visual Arts for her solo exhibition and catalogue.

Trevillian has taught in the Australian National University School of Art Textiles workshop since 1992. She has regularly curated exhibitions of her students work. She has participated in residencies and has run workshops, master classes and studio visits.

Her research and development focuses on digital printing technologies informed by her knowledge of textiles traditions and technology. Her commissioned work allows her to explore new technologies in collaboration with other designers.

Trevillian is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, ArtsACT, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT Legislative Assembly, National Library of Australia and State Libraries, Megalo Archive, RACV Print Collection and private collections in Australia and overseas.

Selected exhibitions
2011:   Elements: fibre, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2009:   Artcloth: Engaging New Visions, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery and touring - Sydney
2009:   Artwork, Staff exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery - Canberra
2008:   Annie Trevillian: A Printing Life, Sturt Gallery - Mittagong, NSW
2008:   Momentum. 18th Tamworth fibre textile biennale 2008, Tamworth Regional Gallery and touring - Tamworth, NSW
2007:   Studio Pieces, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2006:   ANNIE TREVILLIAN: HANDPRINT: Design on fabric and paper; Selected Work, 1983-2006, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery - Canberra
2005:   25 x 25: 25 years of printing history, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and MGnsw touring exhibition - Canberra
2004:   Bass Gardens Series, Fremantle Arts Centre - Fremantle, WA
Selected commissions/awards/grants
2010:   Ursula Hall - Laurus wing, Artwork in metal for exterior
2009:   Sydney Harbour YHA, Digital design on canvas based on interpretation of artefacts
2009:   ANU School of Art library refurbishment, Digital design on textiles and glass
2008:   National Gallery of Australia purchased an artwork
2008:   Artist in Residence at Sturt Centre for Contemporary Australian Craft, Mittagong, NSW
2008:   ACT Legislative Assembly, Invitation to submit proposal for artwork
2007:   Canberra Critics Circle Award for Handprint exhibition and catalogue
2006:   Project Funding artsACT for catalogue
2006:   Printmaker in Residence Megalo Access Arts
2006:   Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fellowship
2006:   Artist in Residence at Centre for Design and Printed Textiles, Montreal, Canada
2003:   Site and Soul Print portfolio ACT Government and ACT Legislative Assembly
1995:   artsACT Professional Development Grant
1994:   Australia Council Individual Project Grant
Selected publications
2011:   J. Ryder, Elements: fibre, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
2007:   Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 1, no. 85, front cover, inside cover pp. 14
2006:   Annie Trevillian: HANDPRINT: Design on fabric and paper; Selected Work, 1983 - 2006, Solo catalogue
2006:   ANU - Kyoto Seika University Exchange, ANU Drill Hall (catalogue),
2005:   25 x 25, 25 years of printing history Megalo Gallery (catalogue),
2005:   de sign ed, ANU School of Art Gallery (catalogue),
2005:   Davis Salt, Material Matters, Materials Monthly, May 2005
2005:   Ann McMahon, get printed, artlook, 15, September 2005, p. 10

 

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