The Outdoor Studio Installation Project is a residency programme currently being completed by Australian artist, Merryn Trevethan. Seen as a progression of her own creative practice and an approach to incorporate her surroundings within a usable structure, the project is a means of exploring new possibilities.
The structure titled The Collapse..., formerly known as HUFF (House Under Four Flags), is a 10m x 10m wooden sculptural installation and artist’s studio built by Polish artist Marcin Dudek. The intention of the work was to create an external artist’s studio as a functional space, touching on the notion of spatial awareness. As such, Trevethan is fulfilling its objective and occupying it with her own distinctive elements, eliminating the threshold between exterior and interior.
This public art project, launched on 25 September 2015, will be an ongoing project until 30 January 2016. The work will grow periodically, allowing all gestural motifs to encapsulate the space over time.
Trevethan (b. 1976) is an Australian artist based in Singapore. She completed her MFA at Monash University, Melbourne in 2005. Since then she has exhibited widely in Australia and has participated in residencies at both Point B Worklodge, in Williamsburg, New York (2011), and at Red Gate Gallery - International Artist Residency Programme, Beijing, China (2009).
Trevethan was formally awarded First Prize for the DRIVE - Public Art Open Call for her work Accelerator City (2014 - 2015), where she painted a mural on an outdoor wall at Gillman Barracks. This was her first project since relocating to Singapore in July 2014. Merryn has completed several group and solo exhibitions such as Trocadero Art Space in Melbourne titled Permanent State of Flux, for which she created an immersive installation that combines wall paintings, works on canvas and sculptural forms.