2019 Darkroom Dinner Auction Items
Otsu-Shi, Japan 1983
sepia-toned gelatin silver print
32.0 x 40.0 cm
courtesy of the artist
donated by Dr David Rosenthal
estimate: $4000 – $5000
Christopher Köller (1943– ) was born in the United Kingdom and arrived in Australia in 1952. He trained as a silk-screen printer before travelling extensively throughout the late 1960s and 1970s. Upon his return to Australia, Köller studied photography at Prahran Technical College under Athol Shmith and John Cato, graduating in 1980. He began exhibiting his work in 1981 and went on to complete a Master of Fine Art at RMIT in 2002. Between 1992 and 2010 Köller was the Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts. Since 2010 he has been focusing on his personal practice. Köller is particularly well-known for his work with cheap plastic cameras.
Köller is an MGA Collection artist and his work is also held by the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Griffith University, the Bibliotheque Nationale of France and the Sata Corporation Collection, Tokyo.