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Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award 2023

Mighty chuffed to be a finalist in the biennial Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award 2023, with Served Bold, pigment inks on rag.

Being amongst a roll call list extraordinary artist is a huge privilege.

 Exhibition dates: Saturday 29 July to Sunday 8 October

01 Jun 2023

ACU Gallery catalogue

 

The third edition of the ACU Art Collection catalogue, Contemporary visions, excitingly features Chris Orr’s work Motherboard Portal Verde on the cover. Description of the work inside is written by Stephen A Russell.

The work was acquired by the ACU Gallery in 2019.

24 Oct 2022

Sacellum Deux exhibition at Mario’s Cafe

Tuesday 18 October to Monday 7 November 2022

After a 2 year lockdown delay, this boutique art concert is terrorising the established walls of Mario’s in Brunswick St.
Thankyou @artseleven & Mario’s for the invite and thank you @melanie_caple for the clever curation.
Get yourself in for a feed on art, food and wine!

23 Sep 2022

Bakehouse Studios Art Project

Thrilled to cop a 2 week slot on the coveted Bakehouse Studio walls on Hoddle St, Richmond in September 2022. Thank you Helen and Quincey for the opportunity to spread my scent!

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
11 Apr 2020

Acquired by ACU Melbourne Gallery

Chuffed to be acquired by ACU Melbourne Gallery as part of their modern collection. It’ll be nice to be hung amongst such accomplished artists.

She’s still in production but it struck me how she is face masked and sealed in her isolation acid green acrylic box.

Motherboard Portal Verde, 2019

03 Nov 2019

Linden Postcard Show 2019

Making my own acrylic box frames for Linden postcard show. Cutting and gluing acrylic is an absolute bastardy challenge of precision and timing …and a snowstorm of acrylic dust.

This piece is Circuit Queen Rød

07 Aug 2019

Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Chuffed to be selected as a finalist in the ‘Banyule Award for Works on Paper’ prize with this piece Motherboard (Calefaction).

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 Aug 2016

Acrylic blocks

Example of acrylic blocks of Dolly and Bone Idol prints now in limited production.

30 Oct 2015

Fitzroy PS art auction

Print of Sun Shone 2 in the art auction at Fitzroy Primary School.

Sitting pretty amongst the kooky artwork of all the kids. #art#melbourne #fitzroyps

16 Jun 2015

Bone Idol show at 45 Downstairs

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

16 May 2015

Production of Bone Idol

The works of the Bone Idol exhibition are pigment prints to archival rag paper or premium semi gloss, printed by JCP Studios in Melbourne.

Images are float mounted and framed in Tasmanian oak by Greg von Menge framers.