Trevor Weekes

Small Machines for Big Minds

20 May - 14 June

TREVOR WEEKES has consistently expressed an interest in animal and bird life in a myriad of ways through his works. They provide a core subject matter and visual device through which he engages a broader range of relational observations, questions and ideas. Through a combination of drawing, painting and bronze sculpture, WEEKES has explored the notion of machines, their function and their ultimate consequences. Small Machines for Big Minds applies WEEKES' concerns for the growing invasiveness of machinery through the context of the animal kingdom.

WEEKES posits whether machines are harmonious aids to animals and nature or devices that complicate their lives unnecessarily. There is a tension between the aspirations of invention and its ultimate outcome. In works that speak through a visual language of construction and design, the natural, organic forms of animal life are interposed with machines and gadgetry in a way that questions both their logic and necessity. Through nonsensical contraptions birds' wings are constrained and replaced with redundant mechanism for enabling an artifice of flight. Lost in the layers intricate draftsmen ship and detail, it is easy to overlook the ultimate fault in the design.

WEEKES' pseudo technologies mimic the mechanisms of nature yet have incongruous effects. By imagining a relationship between animals and possible machines created to assist them WEEKES contemplates the role of machines in all our lives.


Raven Machine: Extra wing power device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Raven Machine: Extra wing power device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Elephant (disabled) Machine: Rehabilitation device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Elephant (disabled) Machine: Rehabilitation device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Hummingbird Machine: Extra speed device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Hummingbird Machine: Extra speed device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Rhino Machine: Extra skin protection device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Rhino Machine: Extra skin protection device
graphite, carbon & ink
40 x 30 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Whale Machine : Floatation device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Whale Machine : Floatation device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Flying Fish Machine: Extra Flight device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Flying Fish Machine: Extra Flight device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Parts: Still-Life with Elephant by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still-Life with Elephant
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Parts: Still-Life with White Elephant by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still-Life with White Elephant
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Parts: Still-Life with Raven by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still-Life with Raven
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Flying Apparatus - Pig by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Flying Apparatus - Pig
supersculpey, fabric & timber
30.5 x 25.5 x 20.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Elephant Machine: Extra Memory device by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Elephant Machine: Extra Memory device
graphite, carbon & ink
39.5 x 29 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Flight Machine - Flying Fish by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Flight Machine - Flying Fish
wood, metal & card
22 x 54 x 30 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Flight Machine - Hummingbird by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Flight Machine - Hummingbird
wood, conothane
36.5 x 26 x 23 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Floatation device - Whale by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Floatation device - Whale
wood, metal, & rubber tires
50 x 33 x 12 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Flight Machine - Raven by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Flight Machine - Raven
wood, metal, card & plastic
46 x 32 x 35 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Disabled Walking Machine - White Elephant by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Disabled Walking Machine - White Elephant
metal, wood, bone
50 x 18 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Parts: Still-Life with Hummingbird by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still-Life with Hummingbird
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Parts: Still-Life with Whale by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still-Life with Whale
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Parts: Still - Life with Rhinoceros by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Parts: Still - Life with Rhinoceros
acrylic on clayboard
32.5 x 30.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD