Trewlea has 20 years experience as a digital artist and over the years have performed at White Night, Dark Skies Festival, The Gertrude Street Projection Festival, The Digital Underground Festival, Wyndham Winter Festival, Northern Exposure High Views Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival and This Is Not Art, as well as exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions.
She also has 15 years experience as a professional VJ, recently returning from Wide Open Space Festival in central Australia. She has worked at many of Melbourne’s leading nightclubs, bars and warehouses, as well as performing interstate and overseas.
She recently collaborated with fellow video artist Kate La Greca in Dark Skies Festival, a festival that celebrates a cosmic fusion of art, science & culture in the heart of Australia.
“Gazing on Eromanga,” reimagines the mighty milky way reflected on a dying inland sea. Combining animated microcosmic ancient sea life (animated by myself) that has survived after the dinosaurs of the deep have vanished, intertwined with magnificent footage of the infinite night sky (filmed and composited by Kate La Greca).
At the end of 2020 she completed a 4-minute animation for the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute. This collaboration involved working with the staff and students of the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute, as well as Jane Godwin and Alison Lester, well-known Australian children’s book illustrators and authors. She animated this project over two years, dismantling the beautiful still artworks created by the students at the hospital and bringing their vibrant mini beasts to life.
Trewlea projected another animation in White Night 2018, this was projected over two, three storey buildings at RMIT. The work was an abstract interpretation of evolution through Haeckel’s eyes. Celebrating the diversity and interconnectedness of all species.
White Night 2016. Electroplasm is a steam punk style installation and performance that explored “lost and curious souls seeking others through spiritualism and the electrification in the Edwardian metropolis of Bearbrass. In collaboration with Renn Baker, John Phillips and Tania Smith. She was given the title “Director of Summonings:” filming and editing video art projected and live projection artist, switching visuals live onto the haunting spectacle of performance artist Tania Smith under Princes Bridge in the heart of the festival.