Christine Porter

Christine Porter

  • Artist’s Statement

    Christine is a full time practicing artist based in Lismore, NSW. She is a painter and printmaker, with artworks in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, as well as other public, private and corporate collections worldwide. In 2006 she was awarded the McGregor Fellowship from University of Southern Qld, and a BVA from Southern Cross University. She is an elected member of both the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute and the Royal Art Society of NSW.
    Her artworks concentrate on the subject matter of rural Australia – especially the sheep, wool and cattle industries of western Queensland. Alongside her watercolours, Christine often extends the ideas into other media such as the artist-made-boxes exploring the notion of the on-site artist.

  • Biography

    2014 Casual Academic, Southern Cross University, Lismore
    2011- 2014 University of Southern Qld; McGregor Schools Tutor
    2007-2008 Painting and exhibiting trips to UK
    2006 Bachelor Visual Arts, Southern Cross University, Lismore
    2004 elected member: Royal Art Society, Sydney
    2003 first overseas teaching assignment
    2001 established printmaking editioning studio - Full Moon Editions
    established professional development consultation and coaching business: Success and the Business of Artwork
    1998 established publishing company – Full Moon Publications
    1996 elected exhibiting member: Australian Watercolour Institute
    1990-2017 Toastmaster’s International, including competing to division level, Advanced Communicator Silver awarded 2014
    1991-2017 conducted various workshops and speaking engagements in Australia and overseas
    1990 commenced full time, self employment as an artist
    1985-9 primary school teacher in Western Queensland
    1982 Diploma of Teaching, Armidale College of Advanced Education, Armidale

    Current Represention
    PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne; Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane; The Moree Gallery, Moree; Barebones Artspace, Bangalow;
    Millwood Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    International Collections
    Permanent Collection - Museo National de la Acuarela Mexico City
    Australian Public Collections
    National Gallery of Australia; Brisbane City Council; University of Southern Queensland; Canberra Museum and Gallery; Lismore
    City Council; Queensland Arts Council; Lismore Regional Art Gallery; Waggamba, Cloncurry, Barcaldine, Blackall Councils.
    Corporate Collections: Canson Australia, Melbourne; United Service Club, Brisbane; Australian Police Force, Canberra;
    Daily News, Warwick; Main Camp Tea-tree, Ballina; Richmond - Upper Clarence Regional Library
    Private collections: globally

    2014 Flying Arts Alliance – Accredited Member
    2004 Royal Art Society, Sydney- Exhibiting Member
    1996 Australian Watercolour Institute - Elected Member

    2002 (e) folio Lismore Regional Art Gallery Foundation
    2002 The Anglican Church, Grafton diocese. The Cathedral Project
    1990 – 2017 Annual rural private artist-in-residence situations, Queensland, New South Wales , Tasmania

    2013, 2015 The Tenterfield Traveller Artist in residence
    2010 Kingaroy Shire Art Gallery. Flying Ant Project
    2002 Barcaldine Arts Council: Painted Tin creating artwork and mounting exhibition. Exhibition opened by Margaret Whitlam.
    1993 Macintyre cluster of schools: Developed project based art programme to schools in the Goondiwindi area.

    Selected Bibliograpahy
    Facebook: Christine Porter, Artist
    Instagram: chrsitineporterartist
    2015 Brushes with History, Masters of watercolour Linda and David Van Nunen. Australian Watercolour Institute 2015, pp 160-161
    2013 The Australian Artist Magazine April 2013 pp 18-25 a very vernacular obsession; May 2013 pp 32-39 in response to what I see
    2012 Tradition and Transformation Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition Australian Watercolour Institute 2012 P108 (exhibition catalogue)
    2010 Imprint Volume 45 Number 1 p28 Tim Mosely Christine Porter: Fragments of lost narratives
    2006 The Australian Watercolour Institute Phillip Matthews Sydney 2006 pp132,133
    2005 The Artist’s Palette No37, pp26-34 Christine Porter Artist in residence (editorial and article)
    2004 Australian Artist Feb 2004 pp 58-66 Multiplicity
    2004 Grand Festival of Asian Watercolour (exhibition catalogue)
    2001 Christine Porter ten years : one thousand paintings Full Moon Publications, Lismore, 2001 (38 page, full colour, exhibition catalogue)
    2000 International Artist- Vol 17 Feb /Mar 2001,p7 (reproduction)
    1998 Tercera Bienal Internacional De Acuarela,Mexico 1998 Catalogue Museo Nacional De La Acuarela. (exhibition Catalogue)
    Australian Watercolour Institute 75th anniversary 1923-1998 Beagle Press,Sydney,p118-9

  • Awards

    Selected Major Prizes
    2018 Honourable Mention Sixth International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak Bulgaria
    2018 The Casino Beef Week Award
    2015 The Stockwell Weber Foundation Award Blackall Heartland Festival
    2014 The Inverell Art Prize
    2013 The Bentley Art Prize
    2012 Finalist John Villiers Walzting Matilda Outback Art Show , Winton Qld
    2009 Finalist Country Energy Award for Landscape Painting
    2006 McGregor Art Fellowship from the University of Southern Queensland for travel to the UK in 2007
    2002 Kenneth McQueen Memorial Prize for Watercolour
    2001 International Finalist, International Artist Challenge No. 1 The Landscape
    1998 National Finalist, Executive Woman of the Year Award (Arts and Industry sector)
    1997 Zonta Award for Women, Brisbane
    1996 National Finalist, Canson Student Print Competition (one of twenty chosen from all Australian universities)
    1992 Warwick Daily News Art Prize
    1986-2015 more than 200 prizes and awards at various art competitions Australia-wide

  • Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2018 The Hundredth Shed NERAM, Armidale (proposed)
    2017 Shadowing Tom Inverell Regional Art Gallery
    2011 Small Milestones 75 George St The Rocks Sydney
    2010 A box of Horseshoes Moree Gallery, Moree Narrative Barratt Galleries, Alstonville
    2009 Remembering how to fly Barebones Artspace, Bangalow NSW
    2008 British Breeds The Royal Highland Show Edinburgh Scotland
    I couldn’t see the landscape for the fields Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld
    The Carelessness of Exile Tweed River Regional Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
    2007 Other people’s treasures Randolf Galleries, Edinburgh Scotland
    2006 not far, as the crow flies Stanthorpe Regional Gallery
    2005 Sheds, tanks and Shearers: a portrait of rural Australia, Salmon Galleries Sydney
    2004 The Shearing Shed, Brisbane Royal Show
    2003 outsidein Texas Regional Art Gallery, Qld Painted Tin - Australian Workers’ Heritage Centre, Barcaldine
    2001 Christine Porter - ten years: one thousand paintings, Lismore Regional Art Gallery
    1998, 1993, 1991 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane 1994 The Moree Gallery, Moree NSW
    1990-2001 various venues Goondiwindi Qld

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2016 Vivid: the Luminous World of Watercolour Sydney
    2015 Twenty Summers Inverlochy Art School Invitational exhibition. Wellington New Zealand
    2014-2015 Across the Water: China Australia Modern Masters of Watercolour Zhujiajiao, Shenzhen China: Sydney, Australia
    The Breakfast Club Diaries Various Galleries Poland
    Bimblebox 153 Birds Various Galleries Qld
    2013 100 years of watercolour Melbourne (curated by Richard Watson)
    2012-13 Tradition and Transformation: Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition. Taiwan, Sydney
    2012-13 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition London (curated by the Printmakers Council, London) -touring
    2010 Wattle Thistle and Rose: The Finest Watercolourists of Australia, England and Scotland Wollongong City Gallery
    2009 Community Printmakers Award. Tweed River Art Gallery. National Finalist Exhibition (curated by Basil Hall)
    2007 Launch exhibition, Barratt Galleries Alstonville (curated by Julie Barratt)
    2004 Grand Festival of Asian Watercolour Painting Busan, Korea (representing Australia)
    The CMAG Collection : Studio One Prints. Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra (curated by Mark Van Veen)
    Country Women Artists Salmon Galleries Sydney (curated by Judith Salmon)
    2002 Voluntary response, Lismore Regional Art Gallery
    2001 [e] folio Lismore Regional Art Gallery (commissioned by Jan Davis for the Lismore Regional Art Gallery Foundation)
    1998 Australian in New York, New York, USA (curated by Simonne Jameson)
    Biennial International Watercolour Exhibition, Mexico. (representing Australia)
    1997 Australian in Paris, Paris, France (curated by Simonne Jameson)
    Exhibition of Printmakers’ Art, R.Q.A.S., Brisbane
    1995 Profound Statement in Print, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, touring show (curated by Wim de Vos)

  • Website

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Christine Porter

Flood China XXXII Triffid Sweets Dish
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm Watercolour on gessoed board $340.00

Christine Porter

Flood China XXVIII Blue Jug Looking East
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm Watercolour on gessoed board $340.00

Christine Porter

Flood China XXVI Ginger Jar
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm Watercolour on gessoed board $340.00

Christine Porter

Flood China XVI Rose Sugar Bowl
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm Watercolour on gessoed board $340.00

Christine Porter

Flood China X Demitasse
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm watercolour and body colour on gessoed board $340.00

Christine Porter

Flood China XXVII Teapot and Cup
9 x 9 cm Framed: 23 x 23 x 1cm Watercolour on gessoed board $340.00