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Trotter’s professional art practice began in 1990 exhibiting in galleries along the east coast of Australia. However, by 1994 he found himself focusing on the creation of multi-scaled public artworks. Using his architectural training and knowledge, Trotter has produced works that are innovative and engaging. Not only does he create high impact art pieces, he also has the ability to create intimate discovery works that engage and delight. His works can be stand-alone sculptural pieces, as well as works that are built into the very fabric of a building and perform a function.

Since 1994 Trotter has created over 40 public works for the government, councils, universities, and developers. Many works have been commissioned as high impact tools for the promotion of cultural tourism. Trotter has exhibited extensively through Regional Queensland since 1992. In 2001 and 2003 he had solo exhibitions in Tokyo and more recently World Expo – Shanghai 2010.


2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Sea Shore a Sea Saw, Christopher Trotter

In recognition of the teetering balance between nature and industry, the artist has creatively constructed a ‘seesaw’ using recycled materials to promote sustainability. These unmodified industrial objects have been re-imagined into a ‘sea shore’ inspired organic form that celebrates colour and material integrity.


Website: www.trotter.com.au/trotter/artist_statement.html

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.