The new set of drawings came about by fluke. Royal Academician Hughie O’ Donoghue tasked all RA’s to do a drawing on the day it would have been the Summer Exhibitions varnishing day, the first of June; The RA’s were then encouraged to contact each other and encourage one another to become part of this project.
‘...whilst emailing and phoning friends and colleagues suddenly I realised that this was my life, this was what I was about, it reconnected me with the art world and totally kick started this series of drawings.’
Christopher’s work explores and draws from found lines, shapes, colours, patterns and shadows, seen in the everyday, happened across, ordinary objects; phone wires, window frames, rock formations and the spaces between them.
Christopher, who has curated the ‘Broken Time’ exhibition herself, has put a ten year timeline on the works included. It’s not a retrospective, it’s a collection of works that work together in her mind , many of which have never been shown at Gallery Pangolin before .
Christopher studied sculpture at the West of England College of Art and was the youngest female sculptor to be elected to the Royal Academy in 1980. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors and in 1994 was awarded an RBS Silver Medal for Sculpture of Outstanding Merit. She currently lives and works near Bath, UK.