Christopher Orchard’s new body of work makes reference to the act of reading, or to the elevated feeling of suspension experienced when reading and absorbing text. A kind of transcendence.Wagner Contemporary is delighted to present a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by one of Australia’s finest figurative artists. Christopher Orchard has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for over 30 years in New York at Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art and throughout Australia. He has been short listed for numerous awards, including the prestigious Dobell Prize for Drawing (AGNSW). In 2017 Orchard was named the feature artist for SALA, the South Australian Living Artists Festival, and he is the subject of the recent major publication, The uncertainty of the poet (Wakefield Press).


ChristopherOrchard Introvert Extrovert 2019. Charcoal on paper. 85x110cmcropped
Orchard-Precarious 3-charcoal on paper-100 x 100cm-Master
Orchard-charcoal on paper laid on to canvas-31 x 28cm
Orchard-Casual Observer-charcoal on paper laminated on to canvas-31 x 28cm
Christopher Orchard_Reader_acrylic and charcoal on paper_33 x 28cm (2)
Christopher Orchard 'The Cataloguer' acrylic, charcoal and pastel on paper 33 x 28cm $1,900
Orchard-The instability of text- charcoal & pastel on paper (Saunders Waterford 300 gsm) on canvas-85x121.5cm master. JPG