Trevor Nickolls Art Award

Trevor Nickolls Art Award PDF

Invitation to Trevor Nickolls Commemoration at the
Art Gallery of SA 17 Nov 2pm 2012

Dream lores Landscape Dream lores Landscape
Brush with the Lore 2009 (detail - portrait)

Dream landscape with spirit in transformation 2012

South Australian artist Trevor Nickolls has died at the age of 63 after an illness. His death is a great loss to the art world.

Born in 1949 in Adelaide, South Australia, Trevor Nickolls leaves a large legacy to the art world. With a unique, inventive style he was a true innovator. He brought together disparate influences from Aboriginal art and Western art thereby creating a union between traditional and non traditional art – a new type of contemporary Aboriginal art. Trevor Nickolls has inspired and influenced many artists and was a leader and mentor for artists who followed him; Brenda L Croft has called him the "Father of urban Aboriginal Art".

His wish after his death is to establish an art award in his name. The Trevor Nickolls Art Award will be established to help young Indigenous artists who want to study art.

Trevor Nickolls Art Award
Contributions to the award are welcome, either cheque or money order in the name of the Trevor Nickolls Art Award to PO Box 10217 Adelaide BC, SA 5000. For direct deposit contact Angelika Tyrone at AI ARTS on or mobile 0400 019 531.
Please mail letters of tribute to Trevor Nickolls, PO Box 10217 Adelaide BC, SA 5000.

Trevor Nickolls Art Award

Contact: Angelika Tyrone at 0400 019 531 or (08) 8178-0169