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— Biography of Trevor Vickers

Born in Adelaide in 1943 and originally trained in telecommunications, Trevor Vickers began painting in the early 1960s after an introduction by Mel Ramsden to the new movements in abstraction happening in New York.  In 1965 at the age of 25 he held his first solo show at Sweeney Reed’s Strines Gallery in Melbourne which was heralded as containing the first traces of minimal art in Australian painting, and in 1968 two of his shaped colour field paintings were selected for the celebrated exhibition ‘The Field’ at the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria.  At this time he ran what was virtually an artist’s commune in Drummond Street with Guy Stuart, Robert Hunter, Paul Partos and Mike Brown and exhibited at Pinacotheca Gallery in Melbourne alongside Australia’s best known conceptual and post-object artists.
After a spell in Foster in Eastern Victoria, Vickers moved to the UK in 1978 and spent the next 17 years in Brighton where he produced his Catalan Series of shaped paintings and his Farm Road Series of screenprints.  Since 1995, back in his native Perth, he continues to explore hard-edge, minimal, geometric abstraction in his paintings, notably his De Lacy Series of 2008-09.  

Major Publication:
Gaynor, Willingham, Selenitsch, Trevor Vickers: Untitled Painting, Art Collective WA, 2016

Read More:  Stephen Bevis, Vickers art book defies a title, The West Australian, 13 April, 2016


Trevor Vickers CV

Alex Selenitsch, Many paintings in one place, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2008

Gabriella Coslovich, Art Monthly Australia, April 2016

Patrick McCaughey, Arts defenders battle it out, The Age, 27 August 1969

Patrick McCaughey, Dazzling Debut by Young Artist, The Age, 15 May 1968

Sasha Grishin, Under the Radar, Art Collector Magazine, 16 March 2019

Trevor Vickers, Exhibition of Untitled Paintings of 1967, Invitation with text by Paul Partos, 1967

Trevor Vickers, Some Notes on the Exhibition, Pinacotheca, June 8 - 25

Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.