Christopher McClelland

Christopher McClelland

  • Artist’s Statement

    Christopher McClelland is a multi-award winning painter and has exhibited widely within Australia and overseas. He is represented in public and private collections both in Australia and overseas.

  • Biography

    Christopher McClelland is a multi-award winning painter and has exhibited widely within Australia and also in London, Paris, New York and Florence. He is represented in public and private collections both in Australia and overseas. Originally from Melbourne, he studied art at the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne. Over the past 10 years, he has been exploring and adapting very traditional techniques of painting and drawing, developed through post-graduate academic painting and drawing studies he completed in Florence and Paris. Light, colour and atmosphere are important aspects of his work, as well as explorations of identity and culture. Although the work contains aspects of Academic Realism and many of the techniques are inspired by the artists of the Renaissance, Baroque and even 19th century European narrative paintings, he is fascinated by the crossover between the rigour of academic techniques and lusciousness of paint being allowed its own freedom of expression. In this way, many of the works are explorations of the act of painting itself.

    2018 Academic Drawing Studies The Florence Art Studio, Florence, Italy
    2018 Academic Painting Studies The Paris Academy of Art, Paris, France
    1976 - 1979 Bachelor of Education (Creative Arts) University of Melbourne
    1973 - 1975 Melbourne, Bachelor of Fine Arts Victorian College of the Arts

  • Influences


  • Awards

    2020 Finalist SBS Portrait Award, Southern Buoy Galleries, Mornington, Victoria.

    ​2019 Winner, Best artwork, Fine Art at Hale.
    2019 Finalist, Claremont Art Award WA
    2019 Finalist, Lethbridge $20,000 Small Scale Art Awards,
    Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
    2019 Finalist, Minnawarra Art awards WA

    2017 Finalist Stirling Art Award WA
    2017 Finalist Town of Claremont Art Award WA
    2017 Finalist Minawarra Art Awards WA

    2016 Finalist Claremont Art Award WA
    2016 Finalist Vasse Art Award WA
    2016 Finalist City of Wannaroo Art Awards WA

    2015 Finalist City of Wannaroo Art awards WA
    2015 Finalist Claremont Art Award

    2014 Finalist Claremont Art Award

    2002 Finalist Redcliffe Art Award
    2001 Winner Redcliffe Art prize

    ​1999 Finalist, Jacaranda Drawing Award
    1996 Finalist, Jacaranda Drawing Award
    1994 Finalist Gold Coast Invitation award
    1994 Finalist, Jacaranda Drawing Award
    1993 Winner Mosman Art Prize
    1992 Finalist, Jacaranda Drawing Award
    1992 Suncorp Art Award Finalist and Certificate of Distinction
    1991 Suncorp Art Award Finalist
    1990 Scholl Art Award

    COLLECTIONS
    Works contained in several corporate, public and private collections in Australia, USA and Europe, including:
    Anglican Church Grammar Brisbane
    Prestige Properties Sydney
    Island Films Sydney
    Berkeley Corporation Sydney
    Lumley Insurance Group Sydney
    All saints Anglican School, Gold Coast QLD
    Seattle Community College California USA
    Hale School, Perth

    RECENT PUBLICATIONS
    2017 Featured Artist, Coffee Table Book 'Artists of Perth' Premium Publishers
    2017 Art Facts Featured Artist, The West Australian
    2016 Exhibition Review Western Suburbs Weekly Perth
    2016 Exhibition Review The Advocate Perth
    2015 Exhibition Review Fremantle Gazette
    2015 Exhibition Review Featured Artist, The West Australian
    2014 Featured Artist Artsource Magazine
    2014 Featured Artist, Stirling Times Perth
    2008 Review The Age Melbourne
    1999 Review Sydney Morning Herald

  • Exhibitions

    2020 'Out of the Park' Stala Contemporary Gallery, West Perth (with the artists of Robertson Park Artists Studio)
    2020 Finalist SBS Portrait Award, Southern Buoy Galleries, Mornington, Victoria.
    2020 Fine Art at Hale, Invitation Exhibition

    ​2019 'Decompression' Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth (with the artists of Robertson Park Artists Studio)
    2019 Open Studio, Robertson Park Artists Studio
    2019 Winner, Best Artwork, Fine Art at Hale.
    2019 Finalist, Claremont Art Awards.
    2019 Finalist, Lethbridge Art Awards, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
    2019 Finalist, Minnawarra Art Awards, WA.
    2019 Invitation Exhibition 'Essence of Rottnest' Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth
    2019 Group show, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
    2019 Fine Art at Hale, Invitation Exhibition

    2018 Group show, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, WA
    2018 Soroptimist International Invitation Exhibition, Fremantle
    2018 Fine Art at Hale, Invitation Exhibition
    2018 Group Exhibition, Robertson Park Artists Studio

    2017 Group Exhibition, Robertson Park Artists Studio
    2017 Fine Art at Hale, Invitation Exhibition
    2017 Group Exhibition, Harvison Gallery, Perth.

    2016 Solo Exhibition Burnt Earth and Rose, Harvison Gallery, Perth.
    2016 Group Exhibition, Harvison Gallery, Perth.
    2016 Soroptimist International Art Invitation Exhibition Fremantle
    2016 Fine Art at Hale, Annual invitation exhibition.

    2015 Solo Exhibition Perugino and the Great Eastern Highway, Harvison Gallery, Perth.
    2015 Group Exhibition, Harvison Gallery, Perth.
    2015 Soroptimist International Art Invitation Exhibition, Fremantle
    2015 Fine Art at Hale, Annual invitation exhibition.

    2014 Solo Exhibition A Fish out of Water, Kidogo Art House, Fremantle.
    2014 Fine Art at Hale, Annual invitation exhibition.
    2014 Group Exhibition, Harvison Gallery, Perth.

    2013 Solo Exhibition Recent works, Kidogo Art House, Fremantle.
    2013 Group Exhibition, Harvison Gallery, Perth.
    2013 Fremantle Festival, Mysteries of the Ocean, Invitation Exhibition
    2013 Fremantle Heritage Festival Invitation Exhibition

    2009 Solo Exhibition Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne
    2007 Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne
    2005 Solo Exhibition Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne
    2004 Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne
    2003 Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne
    2001 Solo Exhibition Art Sans Frontieres Melbourne

    1999 Solo Exhibition Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1999 Soho Gallery Sydney
    1999 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1998 Australian in New York Gelabert Studios New York
    1998 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1997-1998 Australian in Paris Gallerie Miromesnil Paris
    1996-2003 Qantas Lounge, Sydney international Airport (Through Valerie Cohen Fine Art, Paddington, Sydney)
    1997 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1996 Solo Exhibition Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1996 Australian in London Mall Galleries, London
    1996 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
    1994 Solo Exhibition Seymore Centre Sydney
    1993 Gold Coast Invitation Exhibition Gold Coast City Art Gallery
    1992 Gold Coast City Art Gallery
    1990 Jacaranda Gallery Grafton NSW

    1989 Solo Exhibition Artspace Brisbane
    1989 Tweed River Art Centre
    1984 Solo Exhibition Chetwynd Gallery North Melbourne
    1983 Chetwynd Gallery North Melbourne
    1981 Chetwynd Gallery North Melbourne
    1977 Manyung Gallery. Mt Eliza, Victoria

  • Website

    http://www.christophermcclellandartist.com/

Showing the single artwork

Christopher McClelland

Indian Ocean Series #6
Framed: 76 x 92cm Oil on Canvas $2,400.00