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10 Jun 2022

Sacellum exhibition hanging video

Video of the Sacellum exhibition, June 2022 at fortyfivedownstairs.

10 Jun 2022
10 Jun 2022

Sacellum full catalogue

Download the full catalogue of artworks in the Sacellum exhibition here (52Mb)

08 Jun 2022

Sunday Arts magazine interview

Interview on JOY FM Sunday Arts program (5 June 2022) for Sacellum and Gavin Brown’s After the Fire at fortyfivedownstairs

07 Jun 2022

Sacellum exhibition preview video

Promotional video for the Sacellum exhibition, June 2022 at fortyfivedownstairs.

14 May 2022

Sacellum, 2022

See Exhibition page here

Exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Exhibition Runs Tuesday 7 June – Saturday 18 June 2022. Open night Friday 10 June, 6pm – 8pm

Tues to Fri: 12pm – 6pm, Sat: 12pm – 4pm, Tues & Fri evenings 6pm8pm

Previews by appointment chris@chrisorr.com.au

sacellum: a small chapel within a church, or a sanctuary dedicated to a deity

Sacellum is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink at consumerism and spirituality. A dialogue between a certain past and an uncertain future.

The artist reclaims engravings of Renaissance images and layers them with a mélange of modern detritus – from aluminium cans to discarded laptop motherboards – scanned at ultra-high resolution to reveal surprising new views and hidden landscapes.

Technology is as omnipotent and omnipresent as religion once was, controlling what we see and feel, for better or worse. In the past, priests and preachers were the exclusive producers of cultural propaganda, but today this role is subsumed by the ubiquity of our devices and our connection to the internet.

Sacellum is a contemplation of this control of our hearts and minds; a moving patternation of the contemporary and the classical. The portals of belief continue to look over us, providing a glimmer of hope for what lies ahead.

26 Feb 2022

Banyule Works on Paper Award 2021, opening night

After many Covid delays, the Banyule Works on Paper 2021 exhibition finally opened on 25 February 2022.

Image: Gethsemane (Garden of Tears), 2021, pigment inks on Moab cotton rag.

16 Jul 2021

Shortlisted for 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award

Chuffed to be shortlisted for the 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award! Announcement here.

Image: ‘Miss Information’, (pigment inks on Moab cotton rag). A Covid conversation. 

13 Mar 2021

10 artists in 10 weeks

Street front art @melbournestyle_gallery in Clarendon St, Sth Melbourne for the week 13-20 March 2021, part of The Art Hunter’s “10 artists in 10 weeks”.

23 Jun 2020