PORTER the tidy shed 2013
‘The Tidy Shed’ 2013 watercolour 83x64cm Sold



Christine Porter with her 2016 painting "the shed on the hill" of the old shed at "Newstead" where Tom Roberts painted "The Golden Fleece".
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. 

She 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 .

Her artwork tells visual stories about rural Australia, specializing 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.


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DATE CLAIMER Solo Exhibition February 2019


Solo Exhibition “The Hundredth Shearing Shed” New England Regional Art Museum February 8 – March 17, 2019. Opening night Friday Feb 8,2019  6pm. All welcome.
Artist Statement: A visual exploration fo the beauty and diversity of the iconic Australian shearing shed. It describes an historical narrative, portraying an industry vital still to the New England, as well as presenting new work from the artist . “Deearrgee”, Uralla, is the hundredth shed in Christine’s career-long fascination with this subject. 
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With the new year almost upon us, Christine would like to thank everyone who supported her in 2018. It was a big year, congested with lots of opportunities, travel, painting, teaching and learning. The Studio Door Art workshops, which began in October were a huge success. They will continue next year. Christine’s paintings have travelled across the countryside this year, the furthest trip was to Blackall where her work was shown in the annual art show there part of the #B150 celebrations, with excellent results. Thanks to Sue Denham for the photos that she kindly sent me on opening night.

Christine was earlier in the year visiting the famous shearing shed at “Deeargee” near Uralla. This is a short video of her time there.



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- Februrary-November 2019 –  monthly single-day workshops in a number of watercolour, printmaking and art-business topics from her studio in Lismore. (None in December nor January). Follow Christine’s EVENTBRITE profile to keep up to date with this exciting addition to Christine’s teaching calendar. Full program of 2019 workshops 
Title Make a watercolour painting from start to finish with small watercolour of strawberry.
Make a Watercolour Painting, from start to finish. Feb 23,2019                   Suitable for beginning artists, painters from other media, watercolourists with some experience, lapsed watercolourist. Bookings and more details Eventbrite
Text "easy Drypoint Printing" single day workshop May 11, 2019 The Artist Studio, Lismore. Bookings Eventbrite, christineporter.com.au Picture of a magpie walking. One of Christine's artworks.
Easy Drypoint Printing           May 11, 2019      SIngle day workshop using the simple drypoint method to either a)learn how to make prints, or b) extend your understanding of inking, wiping, printing. Suits beginners and advanced. Book directly with Christine until the workshop is posted on Eventbrite.



Click on an image for more information about Christine’s practice

QUICK LINK to the 2017 suite of Magpie drypoint engravings. Image: Magpie XXIII 2017, drypoint, 6x6cm
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Shearing Shed paintings
artwork about sheep
cards + prints
Winning %22The Bentley%22
about the artist
writing – Blog
book a studio visit
'There was a crooked shed' (detail) Christine Porter


Studio Visit – Christine’s studio/gallery in Lismore, open by appointment. Contact us to book a visit.
Solo Exhibitions –  “The Hundredth Shearing Shed”  NERAM Armidale. Opening Feb 8, 2019
Group Exhibitions  Australian Watercolour Institute Annual Exhibition, Sydney  June-July2019
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


QUICK LINK to the blog post that announced Christine as a writer in the blogger-sphere, even though she'd been posting blogs since 2012
QUICK LINK to the blog post that announced Christine as a writer in the blogger-sphere, even though she’d been posting blogs since 2012

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