image detail: Christopher Orchard, Australia, born 1950, Callot variation #8, 2007, Adelaide, charcoal on paper, Ed and Sue Tweddell Fund for South Australian Contemporary Art 2007, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, (c) Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard: Avatar   
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Drawing and the human form are Christopher Orchard's twin passions. In the year 2000 a bald, portly, middle-aged man, described by Orchard as an avatar, started to appear in his work. This display includes several works featuring this avatar who, in Orchard's own words, represents 'the entire history of what it means to be human'.

Orchard is the feature artist for this years South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival and the subject of a major publication by Wakefield Press.



image detail: Christopher Orchard, Australia, born 1950, Callot variation #8, 2007, Adelaide, charcoal on paper, Ed and Sue Tweddell Fund for South Australian Contemporary Art 2007, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, (c) Christopher Orchard

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