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Winner of the Spring 2011 Competition
outsider art that goes beyond the mainstream art culture,
explores issues in today's world from a different perspective
or reveals what is possible when you just don't stay inside the lines.
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chenille sticks sculpture
200 x 160 x 170cm
7000. usd                                                                                                                                      

artist statement

I am both a natural and informed mid-career artist. My work takes its base in drawing, craft and painting. I have always been an artist and at the art schools I have attended, have always been left to my own devices.

Looking at my life and my role as a mother and now grandmother, I feel I am keyed into life-cycles in a new generational way and now in a place where I can draw on my relationships with nature in the everyday to explore deeper understanding.

Memory Colours is a series of chenille stick sculptures that revisit and haunt their sites of episode as way to present how colour can be used to generate memory. Grown from a narrative derived chronological memory colour scale, this work reflects and utilises colour, form and context to evoke the permeability of memory and narratives.

As my recent work ‘Wedding Dress Red’ explores memory through ‘color-hazing’ in a three dimensional form, I felt this sculpture’s free-ranging expression touched this competition’s theme ‘coloring outside the lines’ in an innovative and collaborative way. 



Born in Victoria and raised in South Australia, Christina grew up amid the active art scene of the late 1960’s and 70’s.  Early childhood coloring-in books (Disney were the best), evolved into drawing and at 7 years of age she was selling her drawings for 20 cents for feature of her works on admirer’s fridges.

In her 20’s she achieved her Certificate of Art, followed by her BA of Visual Arts, Uni SA. Many years of arts practice saw brief teaching jobs, commission work, experimental art installation exhibitions – both outside and in mainstream, and community contribution.

In 2009 Christina was accepted into RMIT’S Master of Fine Art Program in Melbourne, Australia of which has confirmed for her that being an outsider is not a bad thing!


selected solo exhibitions

2005 Lace kitchen ~ De kanten keuken SALA Festival 2005, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre
2004 Out of the blue South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2003 The Samorn and George Adelaide Zoo Arts Project Adelaide, South Australia
2002 Materfamilias The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space
2002 Materfamilias The Capital-Bendigo?s Performing Arts Centre, Victoria
2002 Materfamilias Copper Development Centre, Westfield Towers, Sydney
2001 Materfamilias SmartWired Display Home, HomeWorld Display Village, Kellyville NSW
2001 Materfamilias Women?s Health Information Centre, Royal Women?s Hospital Melbourne
1999 Remove & Shake ?Family tincture? Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
1998 Mixed Blessings Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Patrick?s Chapel, Bendigo Victoria
1996 Aria Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Adelaide