Peter Trevelyan
Drawing and sculpture are entwined in Peter Trevelyan's practice with both two and three-dimensional works 'drawn' in fine pencil lead, paper, plastic or other media. An investigation of the role of drawing is at the heart of his work. The tool of drawing becomes the material of sculpture.

His signature material, tiny 0.5mm graphite, mechanical pencil leads are joined together to create "astonishing" sculptures that may also be seen as built drawings. Joined together in a diverse range of geometrically simple and complex structures, the works vary in scale from small to as large as six metres. With its mixture of fragile material and tensile strength, the work audaciously challenges forces of gravity to create a visceral response in the viewer.

"Exquisite enough in themselves, it is once the viewer becomes cognisant of the materials employed that the response can only be one of astonishment." Peter Dornauf, eyecontactsite.com

Trevelyan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 2000 and completed a PhD at Massey University's School of Fine Arts in 2014. He has built up an impressive exhibition history which has included several major temporary public art works and over 25 public gallery exhibitions. His work is in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.
Clinamen #1
2013
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
180 x 140 mm diameter
Clinamen #1
2013
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
180 x 140 mm diameter
Convolute
2013
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
360 x 200 mm diameter
Convolute
2013
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
360 x 200 mm diameter
Beyond Aesthetics
2014
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
240 x 160 x 25 mm
Beyond Aesthetics
2014
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
240 x 160 x 25 mm
Little Cages
2014
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
180 x 120 x 25 mm
Little Cages
2014
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
180 x 120 x 25 mm
Array
2015
Peter Trevelyan
plastic set squares
900 x 117 x 80 mm
Array
2015
Peter Trevelyan
plastic set squares
900 x 117 x 80 mm
Diagram 2
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
360 x 300 x 70 mm
Diagram 2
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
360 x 300 x 70 mm
Diagram 3
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
450 x 660 x 75 mm
Diagram 3
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
450 x 660 x 75 mm
Scape
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
450 x 660 x 115 mm
Scape
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, perspex case
450 x 660 x 115 mm
Critical Mass, How One Thing Leads to Another
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
240 x 155 x 52 mm
Critical Mass, How One Thing Leads to Another
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
240 x 155 x 52 mm
Authentic happiness
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 25 mm
Authentic happiness
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 25 mm
Principles of sociology
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 30 mm
Principles of sociology
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 30 mm
The Self and Its Brain
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 42 mm
The Self and Its Brain
2015
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
230 x 155 x 42 mm
Cellular
2016
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, timber frame
600 x 1200 x 100 mm
Cellular
2016
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, timber frame
600 x 1200 x 100 mm
History of Art
2017
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
300 x 230 x 55 mm
History of Art
2017
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, found book
300 x 230 x 55 mm
Mono yellow
2019
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
185 x 115 mm diameter base
Mono yellow
2019
Peter Trevelyan
0.5mm graphite, bell jar
185 x 115 mm diameter base
Polymer 1
2019
Peter Trevelyan
recycled plastic, bell jar
245 x 150 mm diameter base
Polymer 1
2019
Peter Trevelyan
recycled plastic, bell jar
245 x 150 mm diameter base
Polymer 2
2019
Peter Trevelyan
recycled plastic, bell jar
245 x 150 mm diameter base
Polymer 2
2019
Peter Trevelyan
recycled plastic, bell jar
245 x 150 mm diameter base