About Chris Budgeon

Chris Budgeon embraces life and photography with an enigmatic, bold and delicate approach. In his extensive body of work, Budgeon has created an intensely truthful language with a technically refined nuance. Shooting a wide variety of disciplines has led to a career that’s been involved with countless great campaigns, projects and exhibitions. Highlights include being selected 7 times to Lurzer’s Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide, and being a National Portrait Prize Finalist 5 times.

Exhibitions

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
2017 – National Portrait Prize – Finalist
Martin Kantor Portrait prize - Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
Head On Awards – Semi Finalist
2016 – Bowness Photographic Award - Finalist
Ulrich and Schubert Photography Award – Finalist
Moran Photographic Prize – Finalist X 2
Percival Photographic Portrait Prize – Finalist
‘NIGHT TREMORS’ Exhibition, JCP Studios, Cremorne, Vic
2015 – National Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra - Finalist
PCP Iris Awards – Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
Head On Awards – Semi Finalist
‘MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: MYOPIA’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
2014 – PCP Clip Awards – Finalist
PCP Iris Awards – Finalist
Percival Duo Photographic Award – Finalist
‘FROM ABOVE’ Colour Factory Gallery, Group Exhibition, Collingwood
2013 - Ulrick and Shubert Photography Award – Finalist
Moran Photographic Prize – Semi Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
Head On Awards – Finalist
‘MATERIAL SERIES-GLASS’ Pinup Gallery Group Exhibition, Collingwood
2012 – Bowness Prize, MGA – Finalist
Head On Awards - Winner
Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award – Finalist
Moran Photographic Prize – Finalist
‘WHAT IS TRUE’ Solo Exb, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne
‘REPRISE’ BIFB Exhibition, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
‘THE MARVELOUS AND THE SINGULAR’ Woodbine art Gallery, Vic

2011 – Bowness Prize – Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
Moran Photographic Prize – Semi Finalist
Head on Awards – Finalist
‘WHAT IS TRUE’ Ballarat Foto Biennale, Solo Exhibition
2010 – National Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra - Finalist
Ulrick and Schubert Photography Award – Finalist
PDN Annual NYC - Finalist
2009 – National Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra – Finalist
Cannes Awards – Bronze
‘ACMP Collection 10 Years’ National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2008 – National Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra – Finalist
Bowness Award, MGA - Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
‘SHADOWS IN THE HILLS’ Woodbine Art Gallery, Solo exhibition
2007 – Bowness Award, MGA – Finalist
Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
2006 – Olive Cotton Award – Finalist
‘SEEPA’ Group Exhibition, Fed Square, Vic
‘THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT’ Group Exhibition, Lab X Gallery, St.Kilda

Held in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery Canberra, National Library Canberra, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, and the Tweed River Art Gallery.