Monday, 1 April 2013

Our April inspiration ...

comes to you from ...

Australian Indigenous Artist, Trevor Nickolls with his piece Warmun Mandala.

Criteria - Use these colours on your entry

A little about Trevor Nickolls

Born 1949, Adelaide, South Australia, Trevor Nickolls is a significant “urban” Aboriginal artist who has been working as an artist since the 1970’s. He has inspired and influenced many artists. He is represented in collections of all of the major art museums and galleries in Australia as well as in collections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States of America and Canada.
Trevor Nickolls' work is innovative and unique. His work often shows a complex iconography with many layers of meaning. A major theme in his art is “Dreamtime to Machinetime” a theme which articulates the cultural transition which many Aboriginal people have undertaken in their journey from their traditional cultural heritage of living in the Dreamtime, into the world of mechanisation and technology. Trevor Nickoll’s work often presents various interactions between these two different worlds or shows the dilemma of living within both. Subject matter includes the spirituality of the Aboriginal people and their interrelationship to land, sea, sky and cosmos; where people and elements are seen as integrated rather than separate.
Trevor has had interactions with other artists, including Aboriginal artists like Dinny Nolan and Warmun artist Rover Thomas with whom he shared the spotlight as the two artists representing Australia at the 1990 Venice Biennale.
We have some delightful layouts from the first of our talented creative team for your inspiration.  Please call back on the 15th when we will reveal the winners for March and also prtesent to you more wonderful layouts from the remainder of our team.


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on April 30th, 2013. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card or off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).
Can't wait to see what you all come up with for these gorgeous rich colours. 
Our Guest Designer for April, Anita Bownds will be joining us this at the end of next week.  Please call back then to say hello and see her terrific take on this month's challenge as well as seeing more of her lovely work. 


  1. Oooooh, I loooove this inspiration piece, I'll have to try and get in on the challenge this month!!!

  2. So clever is a great inspiration hey!

  3. Love this colour chalenge this month. So much inspiration from the Artist, love it!

  4. I loooove this inspiration piece, I'll have to try and get in on the challenge this month!