MANDURAH artist Trevor Blyth launches his first solo exhibition Primal Connection at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah this Friday
Blyth has come a long way from the 10-year old boy winning a National Art Award, a Phantom comic colouring-in competition in the 1950s.
After a 9-5 working life in an analytics, Blyth started to pursue a deep-seated creative drive to experiment with different styles of art.
He applied his artistic skills in his job including drawings and covers for staff publications, illustrations, characters, cartoons, posters, photography for industry magazines and graphics for business advertisements.
In recent years, he has entered four Mandjar Art Awards, Mandurah 9×5 art auctions, six group exhibitions, took part in the CASM inaugural Tiny Treasures Christmas arts sale, became a found member of the Mandurah Artist Network, designed a marketing vehicle to showcase local artists in Mandurah community newspapers and won one of two artists in the 2016 CASM Artists in Residence program.
Blyth explored his lifelong connection with nature, the forces of the elements and his fascination with tribal art, ancient civilisations, religious beliefs and his use of symbolism in art during his 12 months residency.
“There are many reasons why artists paint,’’ he said.
“Mine is to create art that is personally fulfilling, but that is not enough in itself; my art must be fulfilling to those who view it to the ext4ent they wish to acquire and own it for their own pleasure.”
Blyth’s daughter and well-known local artist Emma will open the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open until November 5 and a free artist talk is on Thursday, October 19 at 6pm.
WHAT: Primal Connection launch
WHERE: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
WHEN: Friday, October 13, 6pm