The collaborative works of artist Trevor Pitt
Continuing the collaborations with mac Birmingham in 2011 & 2013, this year I’ve set up an art school which takes an experimental approach to learning and making art, influenced by ground-breaking art schools such as Black Mountain College, USA and the more current artist-led and DIY art school initiatives.
I’m working with Juneau Projects and Keith Dodds again who collaborated on Anticurate and The Open Project. It is championed by acclaimed cultural broker Peter Jenkinson OBE as our Pop Up Chancellor and lectures will be led by artists and curators, including Cornelia Parker, Gavin Wade and Kathrin Bohm.
Intent on becoming a teenage pop star I wrote songs in my bedroom during the 1970s which I recorded onto tape cassettes.
During an artist residency at Vivid Projects In 2012 I unearthed these forgotten cassettes and set about re-scoring a selection of the songs.
Through a series of studio sessions with musicians from Birmingham I recorded 'This Is Your Tomorrow' - an EP of four pop songs that tell the tale of alienation, sartorial glamour and teenage exile on a council estate.
EP on C-15 tape cassette: Signed edition of 100
TREVA NEWS! Treva will be peforming at The Northern Stage as part of 'Top of the Popera' on 4 July 2015.
In October 2012 I began a road trip across the UK to document personal histories of crafting with yarn.