16 August — 14 September 2018
Opening: Thursday, 16 August, 6:00 — 8:00 pm
79 Langridge St, Collingwood
Fox Galleries is proud to present Ruin Nation by Singapore based artist Merryn Trevethan. Collapsing space and intensifying colour, Trevethan’s urban landscapes delineate the impact of technologies on perception.
In Ruin Nation horizons vanish behind implausible structures that tower into the sky as monuments to nothing. Countless windows seem to manifest both the aspirational vision of the megacity while evoking the constant surveillance of the panopticon.
Referencing the dystopian environments of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and Fifth Element, and channeling imagery evoked by George Orwell and Haruki Murakami, these works reflect the experiences of life in increasingly globalised cities dominated by the digital and flooded with information. They capture our collective mental and emotional disorientation at a time when a constant state of flux is the new status quo.
These works reflect a reality shaped by the unwavering flatness of screens, by the endlessness of feedback loops and the manifest insanity of provable falsehoods, a world where propaganda machines have been replaced by fake news. Where we are willingly complicit in a global siege mentality generated by a world of unstoppable news feeds, instant messaging and live stream everything. A world of filter bubbles and constant surveillance. A world seemingly governed by algorithms, a dizzying pace of instantaneous transactions and unfathomable amounts of data. A world in which our real world selves have collapsed in the digital; where nothing is certain and our field of vision is forever shrinking. Where nothing is seen in isolation. Everything is relational and we are never offline.
Here the city is envisioned in all its labyrinthine perplexity, revealing the complex social, economic and environmental implications each embodies. Using titles that reference Italo Calvino’s 1972 Invisible Cities, Trevethan invites us to relate to and be critical of our own surroundings by immersing us in speculative cities just beyond our own realities.
NPE Art Residency is pleased to invite you to Merryn Trevethan and Joel Yuen's joint exhibition Stillscapes, showcasing new artworks developed during their time as NPE Artists in Residence. While Merryn’s work, Zeroland explores the infinite repeatability of images in the digital age, manipulating architectural motifs and electronic colours to create an ever
expanding cityscape called Zeroland, Joel’s work Pastiche is art history meets the convenient and low cost consumerism in today’s society. Both Zeroland and Pastiche examine urban living in the 21st century.
We are pleased to invite you to the opening reception of
5th July 2018, 6.30pm
NPE Art Residency & Gallery at 39 Kallang Place, Singapore 339169
Exhibition continues: 6th– 31st July 2018, Mon–Fri 10am–6pm (and by appointment)
New Art Wallpapers at Denfair in Melbourne
Fox Galleries are showing a selection of my new archival art wallpapers at Denfair in Melbourne.
From Thursday 14 June - Saturday 16 June 2018
At the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
Merryn is thrilled to be included in Abstraction Twenty Eighteen- a comprehesive survey of contemporary geometric and reductive art in Australia.
Abstraction Twenty Eighteen is series of exhibitions that complement NGV’s The Field Revisited, by highlighting practising artists who continue to explore colours within geometric abstraction and collectively demonstrate the influences that the seminal Field exhibition of 1968 has on artists practising today.
Abstraction Twenty Eighteen will be exhibited across five of Melbourne's most important abstract and non-objective galleries and offers a selection of over 100 artists who are working within this genre.
Opening Friday April 27th, 6-9pm
Exhibition runs: April 25th - May 12th
Five Walls Gallery 1 & 2 and Arcade
suites 2, 3, & 4 level 1 / 119 Hopkins St, Footscray
Abstraction Twenty Eighteen will include extended opening hours please check our website for details.
This Wild Song Forum
THIS WILD SONG X SINGAPORE
/ PUBLIC FORUM
3 x Australia Artists & 3 x Singaporean Artists in conversation
SAT 3 March 2018 2-4pm at Art Outreach, Block 47, Gillman Barracks
/ Erika GOFTON (AU) / Ilona NELSON (AU) / Merryn TREVETHAN (AU/SG)
/ Yanyun CHEN (SG) / Sarah CHOO JING (SG) / Nabilah NORDIN/ (SG/AU)
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, This Wild Song will present a public forum featuring 3 Australian artists in conversation with 3 Singaporean artists moderated by arts writer and curator Amelia Abdullahsani. Artists will speak about their practice and life as an artist followed by a Q & A engaging both each other and the audience.
/ JOIN US FOR DRINKS
Following the forum continue the conversation with the artists over light snacks and cocktails at Art x Bar by EC Proof From 4:30pm til late at
Yeo Workshop, Block 1, Gillman Barracks
and check out Sarah Choo Jing’s latest exhibition Accelerated Intimacy in the gallery.
(Drinks at bar prices)
This Wild Song x Singapore Exhibition
I have curated an exhibiton of 21 Australian Female artists at the
Australian High Commission, Singapore alongside photographic portraits of the artists by Ilona Nelson from her This Wild Song series. the Exhibition coincides with International Women's Day on March 8 2018
This Wild Song x Singapore Fundraiser Exhibition
Artworks by over 40 Australian contemporary artists
Silent auction supporting TWS exhibition in Singapore
Exhibition: 30th January - 3rd February
Curator tour: 1st February 12:30 - 1:30pm
Closing event: 3rd February 1 - 3pm
Gallerysmith 170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
Open 11am - 5pm
This event is proudly sponsored by The Art Room and Gallerysmith
MT Tape x Art After Dark
Join artist Merryn Trevethan in a collaborative mural-making activity with the use of washi tape from mt.maskingtape!
Happening Friday, 26 January, from 7 to 10pm,
at Gillman Barracks Art After Dark, Singapore
Art enthusiasts are invited to work with Japanese washi paper masking tape to fill our walls with lines, shapes and colour!
MT will also have a pop-up stand stocked with their cute and stylish tape designs with special promotions.
For more information on MT Masking Tape, head to www.mttape.com.sg
For more information on the event, contact email@example.com
See you there!
2018 Artists in Residence at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts
Merryn has been selected for the 2018 Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Program.
She will travel to upstate New York in October for a 1 month Exploratory Residency.
from the ocean to the silver city...
An exhibition curated by Merryn Trevethan of Australian and Singaporean based artists exploring some of the cultural ties that connect these two countries. Whether it be through study at Universities, Artists in Residence programs, workshops and mentorships or be it simply living in a new country, cultural exchanges can take on a wide variety different of forms and the cross pollination of ideas that enriches both participants and those they encounter along the way. This exhibition recognises artists who have taken the artistic plunge in another country and celebrates their continuing contribution to an ongoing cultural dialogue.
Apertures at Yeo Workshop, Singapore
Melbourne Exhibiton- Provable Falsehoods
27 APRIL - 30 MAY 2017
79 Langridge St, Collingwood VIC
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Art by Arnoldi @Rendevous Hotel, Singapore
THE PARTY'S NOT OVER YET... EXHIBITION EXTENDED
THE PARTY'S OVER...
@ THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION, SINGAPORE
Merryn is pleased to announce that her exhibition at the Australian High Commission in Singapore has been extended until the end of SEP 2016
The Party's Over... is open to the public during business hours MON- FRI
Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Road, Singapore 258 507
ACRYLIC ADVENTURES SEPTEMBER COURSE IN SINGAPORE
Create your own artworks on canvas using a variety of innovative new Acrylic painting techniques- including direct image transfers, mono-printing with Gelli plates, playing with stencils, pouring mediums, building up seductive surfaces with texture and new calligraphic applications using High Flow Acrylics. Using a massive range of GOLDEN Artist Colors- Acrylic Paints, Gels, Grounds and Pastes. Including Crackle Paste, Glass Bead Gel, Light Molding Paste, Fiber Paste, and Self Leveling Gel with the full range of beautiful paints including Fluids, Heavy Body and the new High Flow Acrylics. Don’t forget the GOLDEN Bling range of Metallics and Interference colors!
Starting WED 7 SEP (running 14, 21, 28 SEP) 2016
@The Right Side in Loewen Gardens from 10:00am- 1:00pm
COST: $595pax, $535 returning student discount, $535 early bird discount (payment by 2 SEP), includes all materials including supports, GOLDEN paints and mediums and tuition.
Please confirm your spot with Merryn- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Party's Over... Exhibition
Dates: 2 Aug – 1 Sept 2016
Venue: Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Road, Singapore
Date: 8 August 2016, Time: 10:30AM – 12PM (RSVP necessary)
Merryn Trevethan, the Singapore-resident- Melbourne- native is proud to present a body of work that marks a chapter of her practice entitled “The Party’s Over”. The exhibition is hosted at the Australian High Commission, where the artists will show large-scale paintings on canvas, and hanging silk banners that form a dramatic and colorful backdrop to the architectural splendor of the building.
Of Colour and Light
Art Town Melbourne 2016
ART TOWN EXHIBITION Chapel St Precinct, Melbourne
Public Art Events, Exhibition & Awards
26 April – 14 May 2016
Merryn recently created some new perspex sculptures in the window of FOOL Clothing in Greville St, Prahran for Art Town 2016.
They are currently on exhibition @ART TOWN EXHIBITION
See all of the vivid, diverse works created during the recent Art Town live weekends at our showcase at Chapel Off Chapel. Entry is free and all are welcome. This is a great chance to OWN some original, genuine and affordable art as the pieces will be up for sale.
Opening night is Tuesday 26th April from 6pm and the exhibition runs until 14th May during Chapel off Chapel's opening hours.
Chapel Off Chapel
12 little Chapel Street, Prahran VIC 3181
Chapel Off Chapel – Friday 10 April – Sunday 26 April 2015
ANZA Tour: Experiencing Australian Art in Singapore
Coming up during Singapore Art Week...
Here in the international art hub in the heart of Asia, this tour introduces the new directions of contemporary Australian art, and the adaptation of Australian art in Singapore. The tour includes two complementary talks, with the chance to asking questions and challenge concepts to better understand the practice of each artist.
The tour begins at Yavuz Gallery with an exclusive sneak preview of Antipodean Inquiry: an exhibition of work by Australian artists. Be the first to experience this major exhibition of contemporary Australian art, ahead of its official opening on 22 January 2015. Guest Curator, Owen Craven, will lead the tour on a curatorial walk-through of the show.
Synopsis: Antipodean Inquiry presents new work in various media by fifteen leading artists from Australia. The show seeks to explore the vast and varied approaches that make up the fabric of contemporary Australian art, highlighting disparate narratives. Exhibiting artists include Penny Byrne, Tamara Dean, Euan Macleod, Danie Mellor and Joan Ross.
Then a short walk from Yavuz Gallery to Yeo Workshop in Block 1 where a welcome reception will be held in HUFF (House Under Four Flags), a 10m x 10m wooden sculpture, located outside Yeo Workshop, and currently occupied by Australian artist Merryn Trevethan as part of her three-month residency program.
HUFF is a self-constructed sculpture built by artist Marcin Dudek. In response to his own need to work within a studio, he built his own. The work fulfilled the task of adding an exterior dimension to the gallery but also provided spatial availability in which artists could work in. Artist Merryn Trevethan has adopted the outdoor structure for a three-month residency program titled ‘The Outdoor Studio Installation Project.’ Seen as a platform upon which she extends her practice, the dynamics of public vs private are also questioned. An artist’s talk will commence, formally introducing the artist Merryn Trevethan, her practice and objectives. Engage in the conversation of Australian art in the context of Singapore.
Non members: $20
Image courtesy of Jolyn Chin and Singapore Arts Club
Artist in Residence- HUFF Studio, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Outdoor Studio Installation Project @ Huff Studio
Come and join me for Art After Dark Party presented by
Singapore Arts Club
on 22 JAN 2016, 7pm- late
Lots of Public Art events around Gillman Barracks
Pop up F&B
I will also be running a series of monoprinting and street art/stencil workshops during Singapore Art Week 19 - 24 JAN 2016
Stay tuned for more info
Image: Courtesy Jolyn Chin and the Singapore Arts Club
Melbourne Studio Sale
Due to storage issues created by my recent relocation to Singapore I am happy to offer a selection of available works at great prices!
Works can be viewed at
Melma’s Studio- Burnley St Studios,
240 Burnley St, Richmond
on THURS 12 and FRI 13 NOV 2015
between 11:00am and 3pm
(or by appointment between SAT 7 NOV and SAT 14 NOV)... or for those who can't make it you can see available works and prices here- if you want to purchase a work write SOLD in the comments and I will contact you.Works can be taken away on the day or delivery can be organised.
Payment by cash, cheque, PAYPAL or bank deposit. Tax Invoices can be provided to those of you who can claim it as a deduction. if you would like any further info or higher resolution image please email me at email@example.com Avaiable works and prices can be found on my Facebook Artist's Page www.facebook.com/merryntrevethanartist
Artist in Residence- HUFF Studio, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
The Outdoor Studio Installation Project
25 September 2015 - 31 January 2016
The Outdoor Studio Installation Project is a residency program currently being completed at Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Seen as a progression of her own creative practice and an approach to incorporate her surroundings within a functional structure, the project is a means of exploring new possibilities.
The structure titled HUFF (House Under Four Flags) is a 10m x 10m wooden sculptural installation and artist’s studio built by artist Marcin Dudek. The intention of the work was to create a functional space; more specifically to define it as an external artist’s studio. In light of the latter, Trevethan is fulfilling its objective and occupying the so-called ‘artist’s studio’ with her own distinctive practice. Elaborating on the notion of spatial awareness, the aim is to introduce the personal to the external. Therefore in some respect the project may be considered a means of public art.
The project will commence on Friday 25th September 2015 and will be an ongoing project until January 2016. The work will grow periodically, allowing all gestural motifs to encapsulate the space over time.
ART AFTER DARK @ GILLMAN BARRACKS 25 SEP 2015
Outdoor painting sessions on Friday 25th September 2015: 7:30 pm - 8 pm, 8:30 pm - 9 pm, 9:30 pm - 10 pm
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS...
AIRSPACE PROJECTS, Marrackville, Sydney NSW
Francesca Mataraga and Merryn J Trevethan
Showing recent paintings, artist books and objects from her Storm Series, 2015
Friday 4 - Saturday 19 September
OPENING DRINKS WITH THE ARTISTS
Saturday 5 September 3-5pm
Come One Come All!
MEANWHILE IN SINGAPORE...
FACEBOOK AIR PROGRAM
Merryn was recently commission to create a large-scale artwork for Facebook's new Singapore Campus @ South Beach Tower as part of their Artist in Residence Program.
Grey Projects, Singapore
Grey Projects is proud to present the second edition of Print Lab, our annual Art & Design book exhibition.
AUG 22- SEP 26 2015
Celebrating a love for the self-published and the handmade books and zines from artists, designers, students, writers, and architects