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Treloar, Teo Mr

Lecturer in Visual Art

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Science and Humanities
  • School of the Arts, English and Media

Overview


Teo Treloar was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1974. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts with 1st class Honours. He undertook a Masters of Visual Arts at the same institution for which he received an Australian Post Graduate Award. Treloar's dissertation, The Mediation of Catastrophe, investigated aesthetic and narrative-based similarities between the technological broadcast of 'real' catastrophic events and those seen within the Hollywood Disaster epic's film genre. More recently, his creative work has been investigating existential narrative constructs and the representation of the male archetype in contemporary drawing practice. Treloar has been exhibiting around Australia since 2008 in both commercial and public galleries. He was included in The National, 2019, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. In 2020 Treloar was awarded the prestigious JADA Drawing Award from Grafton Regional Gallery. Teo currently coordinates the Visual Arts first year program and is the discipline advisor for Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong. 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 The Black Captain
    2016 Black Geometry
    2014 The Tasks
    2015 Black Drawings 1-5
    2014 Processing

Research Overview


  • I am an artist and academic working primarily in drawing and painting. My research has a focus on my intensive drawing practice. In my work, I aim to test the discipline’s behavioral and emotional limits, examining the possibilities of minute gesture and trace. Much of my work is about the act of mark-making itself; however, my drawings also explore the personal experience of mental illness and depression. The role of speculation and narrative in my work is important; therefore, a body of work is often iterative and will expand a single idea or image through various permutations.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2019
    2015
    2014
    2014
    2016
    2013
    2012
    2010
    2009

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Contemporary Drawing, Contemporary Art, Aesthetics, Existentialism and Aesthetics, Painting, Contemporary Painting.

Teaching Overview


  • Sydney College of the Arts, 2009 - 2015
    University of Wollongong, 2013 - ongoing

Full Name


  • Teo Treloar

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 The Black Captain
    2016 Black Geometry
    2014 The Tasks
    2015 Black Drawings 1-5
    2014 Processing

Research Overview


  • I am an artist and academic working primarily in drawing and painting. My research has a focus on my intensive drawing practice. In my work, I aim to test the discipline’s behavioral and emotional limits, examining the possibilities of minute gesture and trace. Much of my work is about the act of mark-making itself; however, my drawings also explore the personal experience of mental illness and depression. The role of speculation and narrative in my work is important; therefore, a body of work is often iterative and will expand a single idea or image through various permutations.

Selected Publications


  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2019
    2015
    2014
    2014
    2016
    2013
    2012
    2010
    2009

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Contemporary Drawing, Contemporary Art, Aesthetics, Existentialism and Aesthetics, Painting, Contemporary Painting.

Teaching Overview


  • Sydney College of the Arts, 2009 - 2015
    University of Wollongong, 2013 - ongoing

Full Name


  • Teo Treloar