7×13 | 2021 | Series 2 | Christopher Trotter

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Christopher Trotter QLD


What was the inspiration behind the piece that is a part of the SWELL Sculpture Festival 2021?

The need for harmony and balance between nature and industry.

Do you follow a process or plan for each new piece or do you ‘wing it’?

30 years of experience.

Would you describe your artistic journey as a slow burn or a wild ride?


Can you tell us a little bit more about how you became the artist that you are today?

My wanting to travel a road less travelled… My love for creating art for our built environment using recycled materials that promote sustainability.

Describe your ideal environment where your creative juices flow?

My workshops surrounded by interesting objects… friends, music and nature.

Is there an artist or body of work that you would consider your muse?


If you had to choose 3 words to describe your artistic style, what would they be?

Dr. Seuss, bio-mechanical, parallel reality… is that 3?

Beyond SWELL 2021, is there a forthcoming project you are most excited about?

I could tell you but then I would have to kill you.

What does exhibiting in SWELL 2021 mean to you?

Days of art at the beach, digging holes and a cool swim.

Is there anything you do to continue developing as an artist? Would you describe yourself as self-taught or formally educated in your practice?

Always be open to new ideas. Bit of both. Willing to break rules.

Where did you grow up?


Have you got a favourite Art Gallery in Australia?


Tea or coffee?

Err.. who really cares. Both with milk… or ice cream.

The Author

Courtney Stephens is an emerging creative event producer based in Tweed Heads. After a successful career as a Practice Manager, her passion for the creative arts industry has led her to study a Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management. She hopes to balance her love for the arts, culture and nature with her strengths in communication and management to create community based events.

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