About Bruce Treloar
New Zealand born Bruce Treloar studied at Elam School of Fine Art and Auckland University. During the early 1980s Bruce was based in Sydney, writing and illustrating children's books set in coastal Australia or the South Pacific. These illustrations are housed in the Lu Reeves archives in Canberra, and the Dromkeen Foundation in Melbourne. Bruce taught painting and design at tertiary Australian institutes whilst creating and exhibiting his own work.
Since returning to New Zealand his style has developed from early large scale works on paper. In a Matisse-like manner, Treloar draws upon the various organic shapes chosen by the Cook Island women in these unique and beautiful tapestries of Polynesia. Treloar unites cultures and hemispheres in his joyful works.