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Outside In: Cedric Christie

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Artist Cedric Christie shares his short film The White Man’s Drum as part of Outside In.


The White Man’s Drum

The drum. A sound that unites an idea of ourselves. The sound of the very heart of a living creature. The first instrument of life. The drum as an uneducated sound an uneducated instrument an uneducated player. Let’s refine it and call it a piano. Now what does that mean.

The White Man’s Drum
A short film by Cedric Christie 2010/2021

Pianist / Drummer: Philip Edward Fisher
Cameraman: Daniel Devlin @susakpress
Editor: Paul Tucker
Courtesy Rocket Gallery, London


Cedric Christie

Cedric Christie is a London-based artist. His current studio, is housed within a commercial factory, which is located in the East London suburb of Dagenham – historically the home of the Ford Motor Factory.

Christie uses found industrial materials such as phenolic resin snooker balls, scaffolding pipes, coupler clamps, stainless steel channel, steel U-channel and cellulose automotive paint to make sculptures that mirror daily life while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of modernism and minimalism.

In the last two decades he has exhibited in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Croatia and the USA. His work can be found in significant institutional and corporate collections including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada; Derwent London, UK; Brown Rudnick, Boston/London; BUPA, London; and Groucho Club, London. Recent commissions include substantial sculptures in contemporary architectural settings at 40 Strand, London and The Peak, Victoria, London.

Cedric Christie is exclusively represented by Rocket Gallery, London. In September 2021 the gallery will present a solo show of new work created during lockdown. Then in 2022 the gallery will present a trio of retrospective exhibitions of Christie’s work from the past twenty-five years and the first monograph on the artist will be published.

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Photograph by Paul Tucker, courtesy Rocket Gallery, London