“Ponds Creek” 100 years



A series of 40 paintings of the buildings on a grazing properties on the New England Tablelands, in northern New South Wales,  by Australian artist,Christine Porter . Subject matter includes the shearing shed (pictured),other sheds and close up views. Watercolour on paper, and one pen drawing. Sizes:10cm square – 79 cm long. Prices:  $250 – $4000. See unsold paintings at Christine’s studio/gallery in Lismore. Please contact us for availability, prices or to book a studio visit.
image: ‘Looking from the back door’ , 2014 watercolour on paper 36 x 38cm sold.

artist statement

Last week I delivered a series of paintings to a family near Armidale who were about to celebrate 100 years of being on that place. It was the culmination, for me, of four months of solid painting, following a week last winter drawing and painting on-site. I left the series for the whole extended family to look at as part of the weekend festivities, but part of me was there with them.  It’s always an honour when a family chooses me to create artwork about such a personal subject as their home, and these people made me feel so welcome. They told me after the weekend of celebration that the paintings were hugely admired, but it’s the story of a great-uncle I liked the most. He’s the last one of his generation, and had grown up there. When he saw the work he pulled up a chair and sat and sat and looked and looked. I wish I could have been there to talk with him about what it had been like in the olden days but I’m so pleased that I was able to contribute to his day.  Christine Porter, Lismore, April 2014

reproductions and cards

Full Moon Publications has  reproduced three of the images from this series as limited edition giclee prints on paper. read more. Three new blank greeting cards have been published too. read more

R5 100 years -Giclee print
R6 original house-  giclee print
Fordson -Giclee print
C42 Original House
C42 Original House – card
C44 Tap
C44 Tap card
C43 Interior
C43 Interior-card

available artwork

Most of the artwork from this series has been sold. These remaining works are at Christine’s studio/gallery in East Lismore. Open by appointment.

'Halfway' 2014 watercolour approx 18x10cm. available
Halfway‘ 2014 watercolour approx 18x10cm. available
‘Machinery in the shed‘ 2014 watercolour approx size 40×30. available
'Old house' 2014 watercolour approx 20x 15cm Available.
Old house’ 2014 watercolour approx 20x 15cm Available.
The tank beside the old house' 2014 watercolour 17x17cm available.
The tank beside the old house’ 2014 watercolour 17x17cm available.


selected archive

These paintings have been sold into private collections across  Australia.

from the back door‘ 2014 watercolour approx 80x50cm. ( work in progress, some changes since) sold
‘wash basin‘ 2014 watercolour 16x16cm . sold
keys hanging‘ 2014 watercolour approx 12x8cm.Sold
fuel tank shed 1‘ 2014 watercolour 14x15cm Sold
shed from the south‘ 2014 watercolour approx50x30cm Sold
fuel tank shed 2” 2014 watercolour 14x15cm Sold
slab built 2014 watercolour approx 45x38cm Sold
across the wooltable from the back door‘ 2014 watercolour approx 55x50cm. Sold
tap‘ 2014 watercolour and body colour, approx 17x17cm. sold. available as a blank greeting card
‘the yards‘ 2014 watercolour approx 76x56cm ‘Sold. won The Inverell Art Prize 2014
‘Ponds creek’ 100 years 2014 pen on paper approx 70x50cm. sold. Published as Giclee Print. some availbility
In the wild New England Ranges‘ 2014 (slightly different ccrop than final framed version)wateroclour approx 75x45cm. Sold
in the wild new england ranges – frameview
Towards the back of the shed‘ 2014 watercolour approx 45x40cm. Sold
'Pa's Shed" 2015 Watercolour 84x35cm Christine Porter
‘Pa’s Shed” 2015 Watercolour 84x35cm Christine Porter. won The Inverell Art Prize 2016. Sold
The original homestead at Ponds Creek‘ 2014 watercolour 45x16cm. sold (frameview) available as a limited edition Giclee print and also blank greeting card
interior from the weathershed‘ 2014 watercolour on paper approx 80x50cm. Sold available as a blank greeting card