If you’ve ever wandered around Newcastle, chances are you’ve stumbled across Trevor Dickinson’s sunsoaked, quirky illustrations of the steel city. Now the renowned illustrator is turning his vibrant lens up the Hunter, with an exhibition celebrating Maitland’s well-worn vistas.
The artworks capture everything from the instantly recognisable facade of the Grand Junction Hotel to a promotional inflatable yellow rubber duck perched atop an East Maitland bottleshop.
“All along this part of Maitland the buildings are so grand and diverse,” Mr Dickinson said, gesturing to Central Maitland.
“There’s a bit of decay, a bit of grandeur… There’s so much contrast between East Maitland, Central Maitland, rural Maitland.”
Greetings from Maitland will be on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from October 15 until January 27. Books and prints available.