Exhibition Dates: 7 May – 9 July 2016
Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown is a Latje Latje man of many talents who has been known as a painter, boxer and rapper. His career as an artist has taken off as his unique artistic talent has become recognised. His intense and vibrant works depicting animals hark back to when he was a teen living on the streets of Mildura and the animals were his only friends.
He paints fauna such as cockatoos, wombats and dingoes in a unique and expressive style. Turbo’s first solo exhibition at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne in 2004 was a sell-out, with almost all of the pieces bought on the opening night. Subsequently Turbo has achieved international recognition for his original and inspired paintings. Turbo’s works were finalists in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
In 2012 Turbo won the Deadly Art Award, Victoria’s highest honour for an Indigenous artist, for his painting Owl Dreaming.