Merryn Trevethan is a Singapore based Australian artist. Since relocating to Singapore in 2014, she has been commissioned by Facebook to create murals for their Singapore offices (2015 and 2016) and was awarded first prize for DRIVE - Public Art Open Call at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2015). Trevethan holds a Masters of Fine Art (by research) from Monash University (2005).
Recent solo exhibitions include Provable Falsehoods (2017) Fox Galleries, Melbourne and The Party’s Over (2016) at the Australian High Commission in Singapore. Her work was featured in a recent group exhibitions at Apertures, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2017) and Denfair- curated Art and Design Fair Melbourne (2017). Her public art projects include DRIVE Public Art Festival, HUFF Outdoor Studio Residency at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2016), ArtTown Public Art Festival, Melbourne (2016), and Footscray on the Edge, Melbourne (2012).
Trevethan is best known for her abstracted cityscapes depicted with highly saturated colours. Her work is a reflection on the reality and experiences of living in increasingly globalised cities, constantly in a state of flux. It maps the invisible networks that connect us, reminding us of the impact of technologies on our perception. She works across a range of mediums from large scale wall works, and public art, to painting, washi tape drawings, and small sculpture.
Trevethan is a Certified GOLDEN Art Educator and is a regular tutor at The Art Room, Melbourne. In Singapore, she works with local organization Art Outreach to deliver a range of educational programs for children and families. Cutatorial projects include the upcoming This Wild Song x Singapore (March 2018) and various projects under the moniker The Never Never Arts.