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 currently has a studio at the Fleurieu Arthouse, McLaren Vale.


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.


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.

 © 2019 

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