Mister Trevor Dickinson

Although you may not know his face, you may well have seen the artwork of Trevor Dickinson in prime locations around Newcastle.

From Merewether to Mayfield via Honeysuckle and Newcastle beach, Trevor’s vibrant and humorous designs have reinvigorated some of the city’s dullest corners and made him one of Newcastle’s most talked about artists. The demand for prints of his digital artwork is insatiable and his unique line drawings of Newcastle are displayed on walls and printed on tea towels, magnets and greetings cards that are frequently sent around the world.

Originally hailing from Swindon in the UK, Trevor moved to Newcastle with his Australian wife Jo and their two daughters in 2002. It wasn’t until a mighty seven years later however that he picked up his artist’s pens and sketch pad to hit the city streets and draw some of Newcastle’s lesser loved and most unusual landmarks.

“Sitting on a bench on New Year’s day, 2009 sketching the Newcastle City Council building was like an awakening to me. It was a hot summer’s day and just being there in the middle of Newcastle, soaking up the atmosphere helped me to see what I had been missing…

Story Laura Jackel. Photo: Martyn Taylor.