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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.


2022 SWELL ARTWORK – The Sentinel in a Seminal Age, Christopher Trotter

Inspired by film: 2001 A Space Odyssey A Monolithic Fuel Bowser has washed up on the beach. Is the Monolith a tool, an artefact of an alien civilisation? Did it supposedly trigger an epic transition in the history of human evolution? Here the artist questions fossil fuels and how their use has guided the evolution of our society and/or its demise. ‘The monolith is here, therefore the monolith was once made, and therefore we are not alone: It is a symbol of terror and reassurance at the same time.’ Jo Livingstone @Jo_Livingstone


Website: www.trotter.com.au

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.