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
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.
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!
Video of the Sacellum exhibition, June 2022 at fortyfivedownstairs.
Interview on JOY FM Sunday Arts program (5 June 2022) for Sacellum and Gavin Brown’s After the Fire at fortyfivedownstairs
Promotional video for the Sacellum exhibition, June 2022 at fortyfivedownstairs.
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 6pm – 8pm
Previews by appointment email@example.com
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.
I was interviewed during lockdown by Stephen A Russell for a series in The Age on ‘Artists in the Time of COVID-19’.
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
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
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.