Design Canberra Festival Open Studios: Annie Trevillian – Design Canberra Festival

Annie Trevillian. Photo: Supplied
Annie Trevillian. Photo: Supplied
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Open Studios: Annie Trevillian

Annie Trevillian is a textile designer and artist with strong technical skills and experience in design including digital technologies. She has worked as a community artist, educator, freelance designer and practitioner. She taught in the ANU Textiles Workshop from 1992 – 2011.

Just as screenprinting and digital printing plays around with the notion of layering so does the act of drawing, painting and collage. In all of Annie’s practice the strong foundation of the drawn or painted image is the start of a design journey. Watercolour, gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil, graphite and crayons have been used to create the images. The images are then scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop. The imagery is manipulated layer by layer. Annie’s long-standing experience as a textile designer informs her approach to pattern making, using repetition and colour as a way of achieving design symmetry. The output can be varied and limitless: digital print on a variety of textiles, metal, wallpaper or glass to name a few.

In 2016 she was commissioned by ACT Health to provide artworks for the Dhulwa Mental Health Unit. The source for her imagery in this series of works is the landscape around Mount Mugga Mugga in Canberra ACT.

A variety of contemporary screenprinted and digitally printed textiles, based on her interpretation of the Canberra landscape, will be on display and available to purchase. Retro collectible textiles and objects will also be for sale.