Christopher Hodges

Christopher Hodges

Christopher Hodges completed a Diploma in Art Education in 1976 and has been exhibiting regularly since the late 1970s.

Born in Sydney, Christopher trained at the Alexander Mackie College (now UNSW Art & Design) and National Art School.  His work is well represented in major public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW and he has several major public sculptures around Sydney. 
Christopher is also the director of Utopia Art Sydney, an art gallery founded in 1988 with his partner Helen Eager. The Gallery began representing John R Walker, The Utopia Women and the Papunya Tula artists. It gradually expanded the representation of non–indigenous artists over time. The gallery, from the start, placed indigenous art in a contemporary context and thus nurtured the careers of many now highly regarded artists like Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri and George Tjungurrayi and many others. 
Christopher has also curated and consulted on many exhibitions outside his gallery. He is one of the leading experts on Emily Kame Kngwarreye and the Papunya Tula Artists and has been a vocal advocate for indigenous art.  
Christopher has also participated in the broader art community serving on the Board of the Melbourne Art Fair and was founding chair of The Melbourne Art Foundation.  He was also on the Directors Council at the MCA and the Exhibition Committee for the SH Ervin Museum. 
Christopher Hodges is an active participant in the art world, an active member of many of our public institutions and a supporter and advocate for art as an integral part of our community.