Artist: Trevor Dickinson
Greetings from Maitland is a series of pen drawings and digital prints that forms a unique and personal portrait of Maitland.
Wherever we live, we grow so familiar with aspects of our surroundings that they gradually become invisible. This exhibition will highlight details of Maitland that deserve a second look.
The point of view is that of a visitor getting to know a city by searching for visual clues with a fresh eye, looking for differences and idiosyncrasies that only an outsider can pick up on. The intention is to find a way for the community to re-experience their city.
This focus gives equal importance to a decaying street sign as it does to landmark architecture; the approach is to recognise and interpret the details that give a location its character.
The work is inspired by background locations from classic animations and the strong linework of underground comics, while all the compositions are clear and direct in order to give every subject an iconic status.
15 October 2016 – 29 January 2017 - Maitland Regional Art Gallery