Christine has a passion for texture and colour; paper, paints and dyes; fabric, needle and thread; yarn, needles and hook and loves to combine papers and fabrics into mixed media art. Her art work is currently about bringing personal meaning to books and journals, celebrating the tactile and intellectual pleasures of reading, books, and journals. She is immersing myself in the fascinating atmosphere and introspective culture of books and journals and often uses Australiana images in her work as she loves this country’s distinctive scenery and wildlife.
Christine grew up in England but came to Australia in 1972 and believes it’s important to recycle and reuse what she already has and can readily access. This is because our world has finite resources and it is wasteful and against our best, long-term interests to discard them heedlessly. She uses recycled resources whenever she can, to fulfil her vision.
Mobile: 042 082 9077
Recently studied: Certificate 3 & 4 Visual Arts (Textiles) at Marden Senior College, South Australia.
Exhibited in: Marden Senior College Certificate 3 Visual Arts End of Year Exhibition, 2011 (textile books)
Marden Senior College Mid Year Exhibition, 2012, at Burnside Atrium, South Australia
ATASDA Travelling Suitcase Exhibition “Marrakesh”, 2012 (wall panel)
Memberships: Port Community Arts Centre member since 2012
Craftsouth (Centre for Contemporary Craft & Design), Adelaide, associate member since 2011
Christine’s Paintings - Click on title to view that image
1. Emu on nest with chick (Linoprint)
2. Emu on nest
3. Meditation book (Concertina, card, dyed and painted papers, stitched)
4. Singing chook (Free machined, thread waste background on tea-dyed calico)
5. St Bede’s blank journal (Re-cycled and new-dyed papers, re-cycled cover)