Philip Trusttum

Philip Trusttum


Past event

18 Peterborough Street

This month, we visit the studio of painter Philip Trusttum.

This artist needs little introduction to art audiences in Canterbury and further afield. Full of energy and colour, Trusttum's art practice endlessly rejoices in life—referencing domestic activities, his family and his environment. Playful and always inventive, Trusttum's signature works are large (sometimes monumental in scale) unstretched canvases. Yet, perhaps surprisingly, he's equally happy filling sketchbooks with amazingly delicate exploratory notations using brightly coloured marker pens.

Philip graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 1964 and has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. He is represented in all major public collections in this country. Included amongst ten unstretched canvas works he gifted to the Gallery in 2009 is Chopping (1987–2000), which brings the Gallery's holdings of the artist's works to a total of twenty-five.

Meet Grant Banbury outside 18 Peterborough Street at 10.20am. Bookings essential as numbers limited to 45 people. Please leave your name and contact details with the Friends Office (answer phone) (03) 941 7356. Please pay on the day. Both Philip and Lee Trusttum wish to donate all the proceeds from this visit to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.