Artist // Sculptor
Gary Christian is a distinguished Australian sculptor and painter based in Jamberoo, NSW. Born in Melbourne, he studied at the Prahran College of Art before moving to Sydney in the 1980s, and later relocating to the countryside of New South Wales, which marked a definitive shift in his creative process. His work typically responds to the often forgotten but ever present connection that human beings have with nature. He participates in a uniquely Australian dialogue with the land, raising questions about the past, present and future. Christian seeks to capture the fragility of remembered moments and elusive experiences of place, which he recognises as fluid rather than fixed.
Christian initially made his sculptures from wood and later began adding steel. He has undertaken many sculpture commissions, including ’Figures in the Landscape’’, for Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, and ‘The Atomic Family’, for The University of Western Sydney. He has had 17 solo exhibitions in Australia, including in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart.