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Category : Exhibition

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.

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”.

30 May 2019

“Conventicle” exhibition walk-thru video

Pre-opening walk-thru of “Conventicle” exhibition by Chris Orr at fortyfivedownstairs, 25 May 2019.
10 Apr 2019

Conventicle, 2019

Exhibition Opens Saturday 25 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm

Exhibition Runs Tuesday 21 May – Saturday 1 June

Tues to Fri: 11am – 5pm, Sat: 11am – 3pm

After the success of his Bone Idol exhibition on the walls of fortyfivedownstairs in 2015, Chris Orr returns with a new show.

Conventicle is an unorthodox assemblage of Renaissance and Georgian engravings blanketed in everyday detritus, modern ephemera and classical stencils.

A diet of ever-changing colour, with velvet hues, flourescent outbursts and unexpected complexions.

Old soft drink cans, disregarded packaging and discarded motherboards are expertly re-assembled in an exciting declamatory recitation of social archaeology.

16 Jun 2015

Bone Idol show at 45 Downstairs

Chris Orr exhibited works in Bone Idol at 45downstairs in June 2015. Order artworks here.