Contained

Like Medusa’s gaze turns the beholder to stone, Trevor Smith ogles his objects to crochet. Elaborate meals, household appliances and now terrariums, insects and coral have all become subjects in Smith’s elaborate crochet world. Carefully constructed using foam armatures underneath the woollen exteriors, each work is a labour intensive exercise in craft.

Trevor Smith was born in Penola (SA) in 1961. In the early 1980s he completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (now Deakin University), majoring in sculpture.

For over 30 years Trevor has been employed in curatorial roles with public collections – Ararat Regional Art Gallery (1985-88), Horsham Regional Art Gallery (1989-2007), and more recently with Glenelg Shire Council, based in Portland. He is resolute about his art making staying a hobby, allowing his creativity to live unbounded and undefined.

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  • Trevor Smith
    Snail, 2020

    20.5 × 20 cm
    $750
  • Trevor Smith
    Butterfly, 2020

    19 × 30 cm
    $850
  • Trevor Smith
    Terrarium #5, 2020

    17.5 × 18 cm
    $650
  • Trevor Smith
    Terrarium #3, 2020

    23 × 25 cm
    $950
  • Trevor Smith
    Terrarium #1, 2020

    23 × 25 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Australian Grass Tree, 2020

    24 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Bee, 2020

    25 × 29 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Bird, 2020

    31 × 34 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Terrarium #2, 2020

    23 × 25 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Blowfly, 2020

    19 × 21.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Cacti Terrarium, 2020

    23 × 25 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Terrarium #4, 2020

    17.5 × 18 cm
    $650
  • Trevor Smith
    Coral Fishbowl (Blue), 2020

    17 × 18 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Coral Fishbowl (Orange), 2020

    17 × 18 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Coral Fishbowl (White), 2020

    17 × 18 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Fish (Green & Yellow), 2020

    23.5 × 29 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Fish (Red, Yellow & Pink), 2020

    20 × 23 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Grasshopper, 2020

    22 × 16 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Lobster, 2020

    23.5 × 29 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Mushrooms, 2020

    20.5 × 20 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Rainbow Coral, 2020

    25.5 × 35.5 × 21 cm

    SOLD

  • Trevor Smith
    Starfish, 2020

    19 × 21 cm

    SOLD

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