Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard

Lecturer, Drawing


Christopher Orchard is internationally recognised as one of the leading exponents of the drawn image. His works are immediately recognisable; distinguished not just by the signature avatar he has negotiated with for the last twenty years but also for the quality of their draftspersonship.

His work is characterised by complex, poetic, ontological musings on human identity and histories. He is much loved as a lecturer and has been enormously influential in shaping the pedagogy and culture of Adelaide Central School of Art.

Christopher has an extensive exhibition history both nationally and internationally. He was recently the recipient of an Arts South Australia Fellowship for an exhibition in New York and in 2017 was the South Australian Living Artist Festival (SALA) Feature Artist. In conjunction with this, Christopher was also the subject of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) and the SALA Festival monograph, Christopher Orchard: The Uncertainty of the Poet.

Christopher regularly exhibits with BMGArt in Adelaide and has work held by the AGSA, Artbank, South Australian Government House, The British Petroleum Collection in London, Kedumba Drawing Collection, FH Fauldings and numerous private collections locally and internationally. He is represented in Australia by BMGArt, Adelaide, Wagner Gallery, Sydney and Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art, New York.

Visit his website here.

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