Chris Packer

Chris Packer

First, a bit about me

Born in 1962, I grew up in a big family in the outer Sydney suburb of Castle Hill. I’ve led a largely unsettled life, living in a number of different places – from Hackney to the back of Bucketty. I’ve gradually become more grounded, and for the past decade or so my wife Selina and I have settled down on this patch of ground here in Lewisham, where I do my best to keep up with the weeds.

Selina works from home as well, and we share our space with an aged but loving burmese called Honey. I have a daughter from my first marriage, Bella, who lives in the UK with her husband Alex and their little girl, Felicity – aptly named, as she is the most cheerful baby. Since they are pretty settled, I have been looking at developing some sort of practice over there. We love to travel, so research in that direction is a lot of fun. With the advent of Covid, however, and along with the rest of the world, I’ve had to put plans on hold.

I’ve taken the time to reflect and to refine my thinking. As part of that, I’ve tried to represent my work more clearly here on the website. I don’t want to set myself up as any sort of Influencer, but the notes and career moments below aught to provide some insight into who I am as an artist, what my work is about and how it got where it is. There are more planned, so if you find them interesting, sign up for the newsletter.

Honey, waiting for visitors

NOTES

Pendants

Pendants

Some of the history of the pendant works.

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On my ABC

On my ABC

My fifteen seconds of fame: interviewed on ABC Morning News for The Other Art Fair

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Concurrence

Concurrence

Some works do the same thing as others, but in different ways, or coming from separate starting points.

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The Grid

The Grid

Thinking outside the box, from inside the interstices…

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