Drouin artist, Trav Hendrick has a passion for animated art. He was born in 1976.
Living creatures and farm animals are his inspiration. Using coloured pencil as a medium, Trav designs animated cartoon characters, all meticulously executed on a large scale.
His work is bold and colourful, full of creative contemporary energy. Frogs, ducks, cats and dogs are among the many he has created. He pays particular attention to detail.
What makes his work extraordinary is that Trav is autistic. He has difficulty in communication with people. Art is his way of conveying his feelings and emotions.
Trav produces "surrealist cartoon like imagery from an intimate internalised viewpoint".
- Studied at Dandenong and Drouin Secondary Colleges. Self taught.
- Solo exhibition at Drouin Council Chambers for Beechwood Adult Centre. Sept 2000
- Autism Victoria produced a Christmas card using original artwork. Dec 2001
- Invited to exhibit works at World Autism Congress, Melbourne Exhibition Convention Centre. Nov 2002.
- Solo exhibition "Toon Show" at West Gippsland Arts Centre. March 2003
- Solo exhibition at Morwell Art Framing. May 2003
- Exhibited "Fire Fox Flames" at Queens Hall, Parliament House in "Baw Baw Sophisticated Country". Nov 2003
- Workshop with Disney artist (Paul Carlson) at Silver K Gallery, Armidale. Dec 2003
- Exhibited "Pastel Paradise" and "Futuristic Frogs" at Ficifolia Art Festival, Drouin. Feb 2004
- Exhibited "Mesozoic City", "Kitty Cat", "Frogy" at Yarragon Art Show. March 2004
- Baw Baw Shire Council acquired "Pastel Paradise" June 2004
- 1st Prize (shared) Contemporary Section "Fire Fox 10th Anniversary" Warragul Rotary Art Show. Oct 2004
- Business Arts partnership formed with Drouin Ficifolia Festival Committee 2004/2005
- Solo exhibition "Cartoon Culture Collection" at Old Drouin Butter Factory, Feb 2005
- Selected for "New Energies 2005" profiling contemporary artists of Gippsland
- Feature artist at "Drouin Primary School Annual Art Show" Feb 2006
- Entered 3 works into Warragul Rotary Art Show. Oct 2006
- Solo exhibition "2007 Calendar Works" at Old Drouin Butter Factory, Nov 2006