Sam Doctor

Sam Doctor

b. 1977  Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia


Sam Doctor’s art practice can be seen as an ongoing confrontation between humankind and the environment, highlighting the fragility of mankind in the face of natural forces, exposing the Faustian side of human nature and our will to contain what cannot be contained. His practice incorporates a range of artistic strategies: video, sculpture, photography and performance. Doctor also regularly collaborates with musical composers to construct soundscapes that either complement or feature as integral parts of his work.

Doctor graduated from Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts with Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honors) in 2006, and is currently studying A Masters of Research in Visual Arts. Doctor has exhibited extensively in both Sydney and Melbourne, in galleries including Chalk Horse and Sherman Galleries. His work has also been screened at Federation Square in Melbourne. More recently, Doctor has shown at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and at the project space at CACSA in Adelaide.




Masters of Visual Arts Sydney College Of The Arts, Sydney University
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Sydney College Of The Arts, Sydney University

Solo Exhibitions

'You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on', Chalk Horse, Sydney
'The Return', Chalk Horse, Sydney
'Inner Landscapes', Chalk Horse, Sydney
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Group Exhibitions

'Art is an Irritant', Verge Gallery, Sydney
'Other World Square', Art and About, world square, Sydney
Australian Graduate Exhibition and screenings, Federation Square, Melbourne
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Grants | Awards

The Janet Holmes à Court Artists' Grant Scheme
NAVA grant, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council


Waking Dreams, Adam Geczy, Catalogue essay, PICA, CACSA, 2011
Stephen Pollock, Back-Breaking Existence, The Perth Voice, Arts, 26 February 2011. Pg. 15
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