Christian Thompson represented by Michael Reid - Art Collector

Christian Thompson, installation detail at Trinity College, Oxford University, 2013. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Reid, Sydney

15 May 2013 | Rising art star Christian Thompson has just joined the stable of galleriest Michael Reid, who has premises in Sydney and Berlin.

Thompson is the first Aboriginal Australian artist to be admitted to Oxford University, where he is currently undertaking a doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) at the Trinity College. For six weeks earlier this year, the formal portraits that usually hang in the Trinity College hall were taken down and replaced with photographic works by Christian Thomspon - the first time in over 450 years a student's work has been hung there.

Thompson's work is currently on display at the Anne Landa Award exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and will also be showcased at the Michael Reid stand at Preview Berlin art fair later this year.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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