Christian Thompson is pleased to announce his representation with Melbourne gallery Sarah Scout Presents. Sarah Scout Presents is a private gallery, established in 2009, to represent and develop opportunities for a number of outstanding early to mid-career artists with critically engaged conceptual practices. Sarah Scout Presents primary focus is to present a program of challenging contemporary art and to represent its selected artists in a range of local and international situations. In 2014 Sarah Scout Presents relocated to new premises at the Paris End of Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. The suite of rooms in the Victor Horsley Chambers continues the gallery’s interest in presenting challenging contemporary work in domestically–scaled settings.
"Sarah Scout Presents are delighted to announce our representation of Christian Thompson. Having both known Christian and having engaged with his practice for many years we are pleased at the opportunity to work with him and represent his remarkable practice in Melbourne. Christian’s continual refashioning of his body as a performative device, together with his interest in identity and cultural hybridity, generates complex and highly individualistic work. He joins a stable of artists with similarly critically engaged conceptual practices and his peers and the wider arts community in Melbourne are looking forward to seeing more of Christian’s work locally. We are excited to be presenting a solo exhibition of Christian’s new work in 2017." - Kate Barber & Vikki McInnes, August 2016