Christopher Newman
The Earth Face

02.08.10 21.08.10

Christopher Newman was the first Australian artist to do a residency in the ´acePIRAR International Artistic Residency Program.

Concerned about the harmonious balance between man and planet Earth; Due to the large urbanizations and the human alienation as a consequence of overpopulation, Christopher developed in the workshop of ´ace an investigation around these topics.

He worked on the series La cara terrestre making a photographic archive of the artists’ tours of the city of Buenos Aires, a city that was as chaotic as the city of Sydney, where he currently lives.

After a selection and manipulation of the photographic files, he took his images to various graphic techniques; solar panels, relief, colography and photolithography printed on black and white papers. Technical processes are central to work and construction work.

Christopher Newman
1970 | Port Macquarie. New South Wales, Australia.
Lives in Sydney, Australia.

2002 | Master in Creative Arts, Graphic Design and New Media. Wollongong University, Australia.
1993 | Bachelor of Design and Visual Communication. Sydney University of Technology, Australia.
1989 | Bachelor of Arts with a focus on engraving. Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Australia.

Individual and group exhibitions in Australia and abroad such as at “Fremantle Print Awards”, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney. Australia.
Canberra, Melbourne, Wollongong, Toowoomba, Australia.

He worked in the animation, newspaper and magazine industries.
Teacher and trainer in relaxation and leisure for disabled young people (mainly for those with Down syndrome).

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The Earth Face
Christopher Newman

02.08.10 20.08.10

The exhibition The Earthly Face: Argentina was presented in the Polyglot Hall of ´ace. The installation is made up of a series of photolithographs that the artist made during his residency.

For Christopher Buenos Aires – like Sidney – it reflects the chaotic urbanization and therefore they are the reflection of the human alienation from nature.

Newman considers that his art and his doing are a tool to revive nature and tradition; they are a request to humanity to live in harmony with the earth and to identify the relationship between being transient alienated and urbanization, industrialization and nature.

THE EARTHLY FACE: ARGENTINA ( by Christopher Newman)

An urban work, a reflection of urban Buenos Aires. It depicts my face (the face in the urban jungle) and also two human shadows juxtaposed with urban footpaths, including the cobblestones and drains. In many of my works, I have either my face or the faces or shadows of others in the land or in the urban jungle. I depict sometimes my own transient face into the scene … (or) other faces in the urban jungle … alienated from nature. The ‘alien’ face can also be the foreigner, a traveller, a gay man or an immigrant in another land or ‘alien’ place.

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´aceNITE, Exhibitions

´ace Nite Opening
Newman - Sierra


On Wednesday August 18, 2010 were exhibited the projects realized by the artists in residence: Chris Newman presented La cara terrestre: Argentina at the Políglota Room and Garvin Sierra show Autor-retrato circense in the Central Hall.

In addition, at the Transverse Space & Mezzanine was exhibited the  work of the artists participating in the MONOTHON 2009-10. To the surprise of all the public the clowns Pate, Perilla & Lupita made funny interventions and Miguel Masllorens delighted all the presents with his original light objects and movements.

About ´aceNite

Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. During these time ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community to show projects made by the artists in residence as exhibitions, installations and audiovisual presentations, art works of Argentine and Latin American artists selected in a free way through Fusionarte Contemporaneo, present books, art critics, hold performances (or do everything together!).

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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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