about

Christopher Brown is a community development professional and emerging artist from Mulubinba (also known as Newcastle NSW).

Community Work
Christopher is a qualified, experienced, and empathetic community worker. He is a passionate ally of CALD and BIPOC communities. As an openly queer gay male is active in the local LGBTQIA+ community.
He has a diverse skill set, having worked in many roles spanning across youth engagement, group facilitation, community supported agriculture and community gardens, social participation, place making initiatives, governance, service re-design, funding contract management, grants, communications, strategic planning, community surveying and data analysis. Chris has a keen interest in organisations which are delivering authentic, impact focused, human centered, community services.

Art Practice
Christopher completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2008 with a focus on photography and conceptual art. Over the last 10 years, Chris has developed a conceptual narrative which draws from the inherent wisdom and queerness of nature. His work positions the magic of nature as a central character, alongside ideas of vulnerability, somatics and performative practice. Story of place, natural ecosystems and critical sociological analysis are key points of reference for his practice. Themes of identity, dynamism, and resilience are central to his work. He has worked across many photographic fields, such as fashion, editorial, live music, photojournalism, abstraction and alternative photographic process. His visual style combines the use of constructed portraiture, landscape, and surrealism, with a keen eye for color, texture, and form.