Meet the Locals – Christopher Trotter

Christopher Trotter

Christopher Trotter

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s certainly the case when it comes to industrial sculptor Christopher Trotter.

The Boonah-based artist is behind some of Queensland’s most recognisable public art sculptures.

He scours scrap metal yards and farms to uncover forgotten treasures which he incorporates into his Dr Suess-inspired creations.

Christopher and Boonah horologist David Bland, are behind the unique Blumbergville town clock, which sits proudly in Boonah’s High St.

Christopher explains, ‘My passion is to source and join unrelated objects in a manner that appears perfectly plausible. I like to create new forms that look like they existed in a fictitious reality from either past or present, both living or dead.

“I perceive the found objects I use as very special. They still have great form, patina, life and energy.’

You can see Christopher’s public work in Boonah, Brisbane CBD, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Banora Point, Ipswich and Tannum Sands. His studio/workshop is open by appointment.

Blumbergville Clock

My favourite place to eat…

Eating a jaffle at Lower Portals after a swim

Favourite Scenic Rim coffee spot?

The Story Tree Boonah

My favourite place in the Scenic Rim is …

Our home and art space ‘Big Sky’

What I love most about the Scenic Rim is …

My friends, amazing wild places, water holes and streams. Our birds and natives and our spectacular sunsets.

Favourite Scenic Rim view?

What, just one? From our deck looking back over Boonah with Cunningham’s Gap and the mountains in the distance. Brilliant for storm watching.