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Dr Trevor Weekes

Senior Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Design and Natural History Illustration)

Career Summary

Biography

Over the past twenty six years I have maintained an exhibiting record with over twenty five solo exhibitions. In that time I have been awarded many 2-D and 3-D commissions and awards both Nationally and Internationally. A significant break for me was my research during OSPRO in the Natural History Museum in Paris in 2005. The images collected during that time have served as reference for work done since that time and will continue to be crucial imagery for present research projects and into the future. The new projects require significant experimentation and learning so the outcomes and time frames will be varied within particular frameworks, depending on the extent of the projects.

Research Expertise
Creative arts My work revolves around Painting, Drawing, Sculpture. The secondary studies are Music, Animation and Creative writing. The bridge between Visual Communication Design and Film is predominately animation and Graphic Novels.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Diploma in Art, Alexander Mackie College

Keywords

  • Animation
  • Fine Arts
  • Illustration
  • Multi-media
  • Music
  • Natural History Illustration
  • Sculpture

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) 40
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified 50
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2007 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Science & IT
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/11/2006 Lecturer

Fine Art

University of Newcastle
School of Education and Arts
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2003 The Eden Tree
Unknown
2002 Gateway Sculpture
Lake Macquarie City Council
1999 Convict Lumberyard Destination Artwork
Newcastle City Council
1995 The Birding Book (a field guide to North Ameriacan Birds)
Unknown
1994 The Overeer
Unknown
1983 The Split
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Weekes TM, Bird Anatomy for Artists, Blackman Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia, 128 (2013)
2011 Quinn R, Weekes TM, Scribble: Stories From the Garden, Volume 2, NCP Printing, Newcastle, NSW, 104 (2011) [A3]
2010 Quinn R, Weekes TM, Scribble: Graphic Novel Collective, Scribble Graphic Novel Collective, Newcastle, Australia, 96 (2010) [A3]

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Weekes TM, 'Close Connections', Artist Profile, 066-067 (2014) [C3]
2014 Weekes TM, 'Time to hang up your brushes', Artist Profile, 110-111 (2014) [C3]
2014 Weekes TM, 'The pitfalls and pinnacles of a creative mind', Artist Profile, 112-113 (2014) [C3]
2013 Weekes TM, Weekes T, '2B or not 2B', Artist Profile, 108-110 (2013) [C3]
2010 Weekes TM, 'When nature calls', Artist Profile, 104-107 (2010) [C2]
2009 Weekes TM, 'Lee Zaunders', Artist Profile, 130 (2009) [C3]
2008 Weekes TM, 'Walton Ford: Cruel & unusual', Artist Profile, 76-78 (2008) [C3]
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Weekes TM, 'When pigs fly', Minding Animals 2009. Oral Presentation Abstracts (2009) [E3]

Design (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Weekes TM, The New Bird, Wolseley Media Pty Ltd (2008) [H2]
2007 Weekes TM, If pigs could fly, how could they do it?, Horwitz Publications (2007) [H2]
2007 Weekes TM, What would have happened if Dali was a genetic engineer?, Horwitz Publications (2007) [H2]
2002 Weekes TM, Lake MacQuarie Public Sculpture Award, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2002) [H1]
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Creative Work (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Howells A, Atkins D, Weekes T, Sailer P, Dedman L, Purnell T, et al., Illuminating Science (2015)
Co-authors Daniel Atkins, Andrew Howells
2014 Weekes TM, Small machines for big minds (2014) [J2]
2011 Weekes TM, The Eden Tree. Scribble: Stories From the Garden, Volume 2, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Philp AJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Weekes TM, Adams PA, Site Tracing: Culture, identity, site and place, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [O1]
Co-authors Miranda Lawry, Brett Alexander, Kris Smith, Pam Sinnott, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Angela Philp
2010 Weekes TM, To be humanized (2010) [J1]
2010 Weekes TM, Kotan, Newcastle, Australia (2010) [J2]
2009 Weekes TM, Mesh, Rhinobird, Exhibit 59 exhibited at 'A Fine Line', Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]
2009 Weekes TM, Death's Head Hawk Moth/Zebra Grasshopper, Elephant Fish/Dragon's Beard Fish, Cat Fish/Cockatoo Wasp Fish, Falcon Hawk Fish/Tiger Fish, Wolf Boy, The Parrot Fish, The Unicorn Bird, The Magnificent Elephant Bird Egg exhibited at 'The Museum Effect', Booragul, NSW (2009) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, Achromaticity (2008) [J1]
2008 Weekes TM, Drawn from Nature, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, The New Bird, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2008) [J2]
Supanova
2008 Weekes TM, The Year of the Bird, Windsor (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, Figuratively Speaking, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, It's All About People, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, Works from Duckprint Fine Art, Braddon, ACT (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, Yoke Bird; The New Bird and Nature: Forsythes Collectors Care Art Exhibition, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Weekes TM, New Bird in an Old Mine: Down Under Ground, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
2007 Weekes TM, Verve: An exhibition of works by the staff of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Newcastle (2007) [J1]
2007 Weekes TM, Museum of the new bird (2007) [J1]
2007 Weekes TM, New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis, Newcastle and New York (2007) [J2]
2005 Weekes TM, There is beauty in everything (2005) [J1]
2005 Weekes TM, The New Bird (2005) [J1]
2004 Weekes TM, Eden Gardens Sculpture, North Ryde (2004) [J2]
2003 Weekes TM, Images of Flight, Muswellbrook (2003) [J2]
2003 Weekes TM, 2-D: a 3-D tool, Maitland (2003) [J2]
2003 Weekes TM, Commission, Sydney (2003) [J2]
2002 Weekes TM, "Life Lines-The Human Arm as the Basis for Flight" (2002) [J1]
2002 Weekes TM, Bird Impressions (2002) [J1]
2002 Weekes TM, The Animal State, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree (2002) [J2]
2001 Weekes TM, Important Works on Paper Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, Sydney (2001) [J2]
2000 Weekes TM, Elephantism, Sydney, Rex Irwin Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Weekes TM, Oh! Africa, Maitland City Art Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Weekes TM, Constructing Futures, Newcastle Region Art Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Weekes TM, Hatched: National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2000) [J2]
2000 Weekes TM, Birds (Portrait Studies), The Forge Gallery, Wollombi (2000) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $30,900

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20071 grants / $25,000

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000

Funding body: Newcastle Regional Museum

Funding body Newcastle Regional Museum
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander, Ms Patricia Adams, Conjoint Associate Professor Allan Chawner, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Kris Smith, Doctor Trevor Weekes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187997
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20061 grants / $5,900

New Staff Grant$5,900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Trevor Weekes
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187268
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed32
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD3.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Creating an Illustrated Information Package: Strategies to Promote Harmonious Coexistence with Reptiles in the Community
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The ephemeral nature of fungi: an investigation of the field and laboratory data collection methods used by mycologists and botanists and adapting their methodology for collecting the visual information needed for Scientific Mycological Illustration.
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Natural History Illustration Methodology Applied in Chorography: Illustrating the Bushland Campus
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Australia's Mangrove Species: Botanical Watercolour Illustrations of a Plant Community Facing an Uncertain Future
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Drawing, Drafting and Design as a Means for the Multilayered Interpretation of the Natural World
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration and Identification within Hornsby Shire
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The Psychology of the Gaze
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Depicting Images: Amphibian Images Made into Illustrations as a Visually Descriptive Field Guide
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters From Sea to Snow: Illustrating the Effect of Light and Colour on Selected Environments
M Philosophy (Nat Hist Illust), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Master Painting Manual: Traditional Painting Material Methodologies for the Contemporary Artist
M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Lotus Trace III: Hybrid Cultural Identity - A Place to Call Home
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Revered or Reviled: A Visual Journey into the History of a Creature That is Both Revered and Reviled
M Philosophy (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Hunter Rubáiyát: Illustrating Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in a Contemporary Australian Setting
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters A Study of the Flora of the National Parks Authority Controlled and Managed Saltwater National Park and Khappinghat Reserve
M Philosophy (Nat Hist Illust), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Visual Investigation into Images of Land, Sea, Sky and Cloud: History, Science and Travel Applied to a Contemporary Art Practice
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Collecting Identity - the PINcard Game
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD In Pursuit of Motion: Developing a Methodological Framework for Illustrating Moments of Movement in Birds and Fish
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Wild Visions: An Artistic Investigation into Animal Vision
PhD(Natural History Illustrat), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Mapping the Floral
M Philosophy (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters The Art of Science and Creativity - A Visual Interpretation of Bushland and Coastal Environments
M Philosophy (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD D=EQ: A Triptych of Designed Objects, which Explore the Relationship between Theory and Practice
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Elephant: Art and Science
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD An Analysis of Traditional and Digital Methods for Producing Three Dimensional Artworks
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Migration, Memory and Landscape: Recontextualising Personal Experience Through Contemporary Abstract Painting
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD A Charting of Memory, Interior Space and the Ship
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Dialogue Between Flesh and Paint
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2008 Masters Beneath the Skin
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Constructing the Eclectic Biblioth¿que
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Masters A journey through the suburbs
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 PhD Painting Music: An investigation and creation of 2D works based on colour and music through the establishment of a unique colour coding system
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 Masters Modern Mythmaking in Contemporary Narrative Sculpture
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Investigation of the Structural Anatomy of Birds and Analysis of its Influence on the External Design, in Order to Develop the Methodology of a Constructive Approach to Drawing Birds
PhD (Design), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Art and the Automobile
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD The Contained Space
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005 PhD The New Eugenics: Perfection, Patents and Profits
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Painting Architecture
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 Masters Fantasy in Narrative Painting
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Circling The Square
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Masters Fantasy in Narrative Painting
Fine Arts, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters SAGAS - a visual interpretation of the runes
M Fine Art [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Trevor Weekes

Position

Senior Lecturer
Natural History Illustration
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Design and Natural History Illustration

Contact Details

Email trevor.weekes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6371
Fax (02) 4921 8970

Office

Room D2.18
Building Design
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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