Evocations of an early machine age...

About Trefor

Trefor Prest was born in South Wales in 1945. He attended Croydon College of Art in1960,
was expelled in 1961 and migrated to Australia. He had an undistinguished two year military career
as a tank driver in the Australian Army from 1966-68.  He studied sculpture at the
National Gallery Art School, Melbourne from 1971-1973. During that time he also gained a welding
qualification from RMIT and a single arts subject, Modern European History, at LaTrobe University,
Melbourne. From 1974-75 he did graduate studies in sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts.
In 1982 he moved to Strangways in Central Victoria where he built a large studio overlooking the
Jim Crow Creek where he lives with his wife Belinda. He is not a prolific artist, and has accepted
few commissions, preferring instead to follow his own enquiries, producing mainly small, personal pieces.
He has exhibited widely since 1972, participating in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas



Selected Solo Exhibitions


2003                      Baillieu Library, University of  Melbourne

1990,92,94,97      Pinacotheca Gallery,Melbourne

1991,94                 Australian Galleries, Sydney

1993                     Latrobe Regional Gallery,Morwell


Selected Group Exhibition

 2005                      Contempora 2 , Docklands Festival of Sculpture at New Quay

2003                       8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition ,University of Hawaii, travelling to Taiwan, Guam, and U.S.A

1999                      Volume and Form , Singapore

1975                     Artists’ Artists , National Gallery of Victoria