Trevor Vickers is one of the most highly regarded artists currently working in Western Australia. He has been exhibiting for almost 50 years primarily in Melbourne and Perth. He exhibited in the 1970s at the avant-garde Pinacotheca Gallery in Melbourne alongside Australia’s most significant conceptual and post-object artists. He also exhibited at the seminal ‘Field’ exhibition in 1968 at the reopening of the National Gallery of Victoria. Arguably the most important single exhibition in Australian art history the exhibition included young artists committed to hard-edged abstraction.

He is represented in all the major art galleries and museums nationally including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and numerous corporate collections such as Wesfarmers and Bankwest.


Biography of Trevor Vickers

Lived in Perth 1944-59, 1972-78, 1995 - present
Lived in Melbourne 1959-72
Lived in Brighton, England 1978-95



1967 Lecture series, National Gallery School
1968 Visiting Lecturer, National Gallery & Preston Institute of Technology
1969 Visiting Lecturer, National Gallery School
1974 Advanced Painting Classes, Foster Victoria
Visiting Lecturer, Churchill College, La Trobe Valley
Visiting Lecturer, Preston Institute of Technology
1975 Churchlands Teachers college, Perth
1976 Part Time Teaching, Claremont Art School



1966 Strines Gallery, Melbourne
1967 Strines Gallery, Melbourne
1968 Gallery A, Melbourne
1969 1972, 1974, Pinacotheca, Melbourne
1977 Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia
1986 Catalan Series, Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Works on Paper, Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Farm Road Studios, Brighton Festival, England
1996 Festival of Perth, Goddard de Fiddes Contemporary Art, Perth
1998 Goddard de Fides Contemporary Art, Perth
2002 Perth Galleries, Perth
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Perth Galleries, Perth

1964 Young Minds, MOMAD, Melbourne
1965 New Generation, MOMAD, Melbourne
1967 Art in the Church, Healesville, Victoria
McCaughey Art Prize, University of Melbourne
Mildura Sculptural Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre & Travelling
1968 Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Group Three, Gallery A, Melbourne
The Field, National Gallery of Victoria
1969 Watters Gallery, Sydney
Geelong Art Gallery
Moomba Balloon Project, Melbourne
Art In the Community Project, Carlton & Richmond
1970 Opening Show, Pinacotheca, Melbourne
1971 Pinacotheca, Melbourne
The Situation Now, C.A.S., Sydney
Street Poster Project, Carlton
1972 Transfield Prize, Sydney
1973 Minimal, Ewing Gallery, University of Melbourne
Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
South Gippsland Artists, travelling exhibition
Some Stuff from Foster, with Mike Brown, Pinacotheca, Melbourne
Vickers, Brown & Zen, Watters Gallery, Sydney
1974 Art in the Community Project, Richmond
1975 Travelling Exhibition – Victorian Regional Galleries
1977 Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia
1978 Minimal Art, National Gallery of Victoria
1985 Thirty Years On, Pinacotheca, Melbourne
1986 Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1988 Minimal Art in Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1990 Central Street, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1995 1970s Abstraction, Goddard de Fiddes, Perth
Pinacotheca, Melbourne
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Blast from the Past, Geelong Art Gallery
1996 West of West, Goddard de Fiddes Contemporary Art, Perth
1997 Reduction, Goddard de Fiddes Contemporary Art, Perth
Geometric Painting in Australia 1941-97, University of Queensland
Princess Margaret Hospital Annual Exhibition, Freemantle, WA
1998 Art & Furniture of the 1960s, Charles Nodrum Gallery
Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
2000 Art & Furniture, Charles Nodrum Gallery
Mike Brown & Other Collaborators, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale, VIC
2001 Sydney Exhibition, Charles Nodrum @ Deutscher-Menzies Galleries, Sydney
Modern Australian Paintings, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Abstraction, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Charles Nodrum @ Studio 91B, Studio 91B, Adelaide
Sydney Exhibition, Charles Nodrum @ Deutscher-Menzies Galleries, Sydney
2003 Curwen Gallery – Fitzrovia, London (with Bridget Riley)
Perth Galleries – Perth (with Jeremy Kirwan-Ward and Giles Hohnen)
Affordable Art Fair – Battersea, London
Brighton Festival – Brighton, UK
2004 Affordable Art Fair – Battersea, London
Affordable Art Fair – Bristol, UK
Brighton Festival – Brighton, UK
Robert Bailey – Affordable Art, Fair, Petworth, West Sussex


Collections & Commissions

National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Queensland Art Gallery
Edith Cowan University, WA
King Edward Memorial Hospital, WA
Museum of Modern Art at Heide
Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland
Curtin University
Holmes à Court Collection
Royal Perth Hospital
University of Melbourne



1978 Creative Fellowship Australia Council (to work and travel in UK & Europe)




Partos, Paul, 1967. Manifesto, Trevor Vickers, invitation card and catalogue introduction, 2nd one man exhibition at Strines Gallery, Carlton, Nov
Vickers, Trevor, 1970. ‘My Paintings are rather large and galleries are rather small’, an interview with Trevor Vickers, Manic, pp. 38-41
Smith, Terry, 1970. ‘Reviews’ in Other Voices!, 2 (August-September) p. 45, illus. p.46
Catalano, Gary, 1980. ‘The New Painters’, The Years of Hope: Australian Art and Criticism 1959-1968 (Melbourne, Wellington, New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), p.165
Smith, Bernard, 1978. Australian Painting 1788-1970, second edition (Melbourne: Oxford University Press), Dust over and p.439
Taylor, Paul, 1984. Anything Goes: Art in Australia 1970-1980, ed. Paul Taylor (Melbourne: Art & Text)
Sweet, Jonathan, 1989. Pinacotheca 1967-1973, (Melbourne: Prendergast), passim
Smith, Bernard and Terry Smith, 1990. Australian Painting 1788-1970, third edn (Melbourne: Oxford University Press), p.467
Heathcote, Christopher, 1995. A Quite Revolution, OUP
Bromfield, David, 1996. Abstraction at its Vivid Best, West Australian
Pestorius, David, 1997. Geometric Painting in Australia 1941-1997, ed. David Pestorius, exhibition catalogue (Brisbane: University Art Museum, The University of Queensland,) p.21, illus, p.23
Read, Richard, 1997. An Abstract Work by Trevor Vickers: Untitled, (Perth), University of Western Australia School of Architecture and Fine Arts Catalogue, term one and two, 1997 (Crawley: School of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Western Australia, 1997), pp/ 44-45, illus.
Bromfield, David, 1997. The Art of Making a Living, West Australian, Dec, 1997
Selinitsch, Alex, 2000. Minilya Avenues, Mark Howlett Foundation, Commission No. 6 (Perth: Mark Howlett Foundation), pp.3-4
Selinitsch, Alex, 2000. Symmetry, Not Symmetry, Trevor Vickers, exhibition catalogue, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Haese, Richard, 2000. The View from the Bush, n Mike Brown: Collaborators + Conspirators. Gippsland Art Gallery, Vic, 6pages,
Reed, John, 2001. Letters of John Reed: Defining Australian Cultural Life 1920-1981, ed. Barrett Reed and Nancy Underhill (Ringwood, Vic, Viking)
Stringer, John, 2002. The Field, in Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, curated by Jason Smith and Charles Green (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria)
Burke, Janine, 2002. Australian Gothic (Milson’s Point, Knopf), p288
Jones, Philip, 2004. Art & Life, Allen & Unwin
Blond, Simon, Art, West Australian, 25 September 2004, p.10
Burke, Janine, 2004. The Heart/Garden: Sunday Reed and Heide (Sydney: Knopf), illus. 8, facing p.120

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