Che Chorley | Visual Artist | b.1982

Che Chorley is an award winning artist with an affinity for the ocean and those who call it home. Che is blessed to be in a position in which he can pursue such an accidental art-form, taking his art practice seriously, but not necessarily expecting serious results.


Che studied photography at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide, and is currently exploring new horizons and seascapes in the Northern Territory.


Che has worked throughout Australia and internationally and continues to work commercially for a variety clients when he's not bobbing about in the ocean. 

Che is available for commissions and collaboration.

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2020 | Shortlisted for the Northern Territory Visual Storyteller of the Year

2019 | Shortlisted for the Australian Photography Awards - Honourable Mention 

2018 | Winner of the Southern Ocean Art Prize

2017 | Finalist in the Surf Art Award presented by Onkaparinga Council

2017 | Finalist in the SALA Moving Image Award
2017 | Finalist in the West Torrens Art Prize
2015 | Finalist in the 2015 Bowness Prize
2015 | Winner People's Choice Emma Hack Art Prize

2015 | Finalist in the Clifton's Art Prize - Adelaide
2014 | Winner the Heysen Prize for Landscape
2014 | Finalist in the 2014 Emma Hack Art Prize
2014 | Finalist in the SALA Contemporary Art Prize
2014 | Finalist in the 2014 Emerging Artist Award
2013 | Sunday Mail 2013 Rising Star of South Australian Art


LAND SEA YOU ME Book Awards for Voice of Design

2017 | AGDA Awards Book Design, PINNACLE
2017 | AGDA Awards Book Design, Judge’s Choice
2017 | AGDA Awards Catalogues & Brochures - Distinction.
2017 | Type Directors Club, Typographic Excellence New York, USA

Selected Exhibitions 


2019 | FIERCE/FRAGILE [NATURE], Group Exhibition, The Fleurieu Arthouse, McLaren Vale.

2018 | The Sea and She, A new body of ocean, The Mill Adelaide

2018 | LAND SEA YOU ME, Portraits of South Australia and her people, SALT Festival, Port Lincoln, South Australia.

2017 | LAND SEA YOU ME, Portraits of South Australia and her people, Chateau Apollo, Adelaide.


2016 | Great Southern Land group exhibition with Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, curated by Carollyn
Kavanagh, Shandong, China.


2016 | Locals Only, Henry Jock Walker Solo Exhibition, Bus Projects, Melbourne.


2016 | Great Southern Land group exhibition, SALA festival, Adelaide Airport.

2015 | Bowness Photography Prize Group Show, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne.


2014 | The Sea and Me, SALA, debut solo exhibition. Intimate portraits of the sea. The
Mill Gallery, Adelaide.


2014 | The Advertiser Business SA Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition, group exhibition of


2013 | O’neill Lose Yourself Somewhere National Photographic Exhibition, national group
exhibition. The Mill Gallery, Adelaide.