“Pa’s shed” wins The Inverell Art Prize

I’m thrilled to report that the large watercolour “Pa’s shed’ has won the 2016 Inverell Art Prize. Announced at a function at the Inverell Art Gallery on Saturday night, I’ve been humbled by the number of positive comments on social media. Thank you to the Inverell Art Gallery for putting on such an outstanding show, and…

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” I don’t know much about art but I know what I like…”

This was the title for a lecture I gave when I was  artist-in-residence at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in 2010. An essay with pictures, it is a discussion about “modern” art and the implications for regional, perhaps traditional, artists living in a world suddenly gone mad it appears, with “ART” that doesn’t look like ART….

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Santa gives good art

In two days it will be December 25, 2015. All around the world, people are either buying into crass commercialism and greed, or buying presents for their loved ones. You choose, it’s your national holiday, no matter what your religious persuasion. My artwork becomes grist to this mill – this guilt-ridden, list-making over-eating time. I…

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Believing Facebook. If a painting wins a prize, and no-one notices, has it still won?

It’s not that I don’t believe everything I read on Facebook, but it was only when I received the cheque and the award that I could believe that the painting “Hope” had indeed won the Best Overall Entry – The Stockwell Weber Foundation Award-  at the Heartland Festival in Blackall last month. I was thrilled to…

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two poems

  Quick March! a poem by Christine Porter (April 2012) Lismore,  Toowoomba, Emu Creek, stop; Crows Nest, Allora, Lismore, stop; Lismore, Coomera, Brisbane, stop; West End, Kenmore, Toowoomba, stop. Goondiwindi, Boggabilla, Pallemallewa; Croppa Creek, “Binneguy”, Croppa Creek, stop. Yalleroi, Coolatai, Emmaville, Deepwater, Tenterfield, Casino, Lismore, STOP From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1884…

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