Merryn Trevethan


Using her observations of personal experiences in globalised cities, Merryn Trevethan’s practice examines the architectonics of space as they relate to the urban environment and public spaces. She places an emphasis on perception, spatial response and colour in paintings, drawings, and large-scale installation works. Merryn creates works that remind us of the uncertainty of human perception and of the joy of seeing and experiencing the world in real life.

Merryn has been based in Singapore since 2014, she holds an MFA from Monash University, AU (2005). She has completed commissions for Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program, APAC HQ and Singapore Arts Club. Key residencies include the Golden Foundation Residency Program in New York (2018) and Red Gate International Artist Residency in Beijing, China (2009). She exhibits internationally and was the 1st Prize winner of DRIVE- Public Art Prize at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2015).



With a playful nod to the visual language of social distancing measures used during the COVID-19 pandemic; like safety tape and Safe Entry QR codes, Merryn  welcomes commuters into a bus shelter    bathed in coloured light, inspiring commuters to find hope and joy  in the everyday experiences. The work explores our changing relationship to what it means to travel and to be transported. Collaging together a collection of visual souvenirs from along the 175 route and memories of  journeys much further afield. Transporting us to a much brighter, remembered, imagined space to enjoy #untilfurthernotice.

Past Work