TREVOR SMITH: A FANCIFUL FEAST
South Australian textile artist Trevor Smith was taught to crochet by his mother Jean in the 1960s. After training in sculpture, he returned to crochet after participating in a Regional Arts Victoria project in 2009.
His quirky and inventive crochet sculptures stem from his interest in costume, characters, fashion, culture and history and push the boundaries of crochet in a move from functional items to creative artworks.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat commissioned Smith to respond to the Lindsay family collection and Sitting Room. This body of work reflects on the era when the Lindsay family were living in Creswick through crocheted sculptures including food, flowers and dolls, and other e everyday objects.
Image: Trevor Smith, Roast turkey platter, Pig’s head platter, Fruit cake, 2021. Wool, polystyrene, foamcore, wadding. Collection of the artist. © Trevor Smith
& OPENING HOURS
7 May–28 August 2022
Open 10 am–5 pm daily
FORUM: FIBRE ART WITH TROY EMERY, ANA PETIDIS AND TREVOR SMITH
Saturday 21 May, 1.30 pm