• PORTER the tidy shed 2013

‘The Tidy Shed’ 2013 watercolour 83x64cm Sold



Christine Porter with her 2016 painting
Christine Porter, artist

Christine Porter lives in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, working from her studio there, as well as in more remote areas of New South Wales and Queensland. 

Christine is a full time professional artist. Career highlights include a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Southern Cross University, the 2006 McGregor Fellowship for overseas travel, 150+ prizes, artwork in The National Gallery of Australia and more  read her full cv here .

As a painter in watercolour, her artwork tells visual stories about rural Australia, specialising in a portrayal of the iconic Australian Shearing Shed. As a printmaker Christine continues her rural subjects, as well as more personal themes. She uses other mediums too, such as artist made boxes, when the inspiration strikes.

LATEST NEWS – Solo Exhibition March-April 2020 Gympie Queensland.


This exhibition of paintings and drawings describes the iconic Australian shearing shed at its busiest.  As well as her familiar shearing shed imagery, chosen from several recent projects, the exhibition includes artwork about the shearers and shed-hands working those sheds. Women and men who, once or twice a year, turn these amazingly still and peaceful buildings into a feast of well-rehearsed activity.
Image: “Inside the Shed” 2019 watercolour on paper, 36x73cm

The official opening event was cancelled, with the gallery closing to the public shortly after. Gallery staff will however be working on site, and will be handling sales enquiries over the phone until Anzac Day 07) 54810733 . If for some reason this changes, and the gallery is uncontactable, phone or email Christine directly 0407170471 

View On-line Gallery here

photo of Christine standing in front of the title wall of her exhibition.
 See Paintings, view installation in one of the most beautiful regional galleries in Qld, see Christine give a walk through tour of the show. It’s a lot like being there. Well, almost.




Studio Door Art workshops by Christine Porter at her home in LismoreNSW Australia. A variety of single day classes about watercolour, printmaking and art-business


The Studio Door Art Workshops
2020 program
Christine will not be holding any workshops from her studio in 2020. She may, as the year progresses decide to do something, but at present it’s not happening.
She is available for one-on-one internet, Skype or phone consultations. In the coming weeks she’ll put a short course of weekly art activities for those of us stuck at home in these troubling times.


Outside Workshops 2020
Like so many people my year started with a full diary of workshops booked. Gympie, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, even Tasmania later in the year. I’m anticipating that each of these will be postponed as we draw nearer, and the world becomes more unsettled.



Full Moon Art Retreat
This workshop was postponed last year because of the drought, then not even considered because of the fires. Naturally enough we don’t have plans for it this year, but if you love the idea, send me a message and we may be able to do something when things get easier.


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Studio Visit – Christine’s studio/gallery in Lismore, open by appointment. Contact us to book a visit.
Solo Exhibition –
Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Qld. August 5- September 19 2021
Group Exhibitions  Australian Watercolour Institute Annual Exhibition, Sydney  June-July 2019
Gallery Representation – Red Hill Gallery Brisbane, PG Printmaker Gallery Melbourne, The Moree Gallery,Moree, Art Aspects Gallery Lismore, Coldstream Gallery Ulmarra, The Lodge on Hawthorne Blackall.
Regular Exhibitor – Toowoomba Grammar, Downlands, Goondiwindi Aspects Art Show, Blackall Heartland, others

Radio National Link

A photo of Christine and radio personality Ed Ayers in the shearing shed at Nundubbermere Stanthorpe.
After accidentally meeting Radio National presenter Ed Ayers in a caravan park in Armidale, he invited her to be on his program, “The Arts Show”. A few months later they went to a shearing shed near Stanthorpe and recorded some stories. The resulting program was broadcast February 13th, 2019. Listen here.     


Christine is on Twitter as ChrisPorterArt,  Facebook  as Christine Porter, Artist  Instagram as christineporterartist and YouTube as ChristinePorterArtist