National Art School Newcastle & NCAE: 1971–1974.
Visual Arts teacher NSW DEC schools: 1975–2011; HSC BOW marker 2006.
Background in Visual Arts Education > Visual Arts, Visual Design, Photographic and Digital Media.
Own sculpture practice @yurt-studio since 2012.
Founding Member Rogue Sculptors Inc 2007, President 2010, Secretary 2013>2022.
Exhibits with Rogue Sculptors Inc. and individually at Orange Regional Gallery, various private galleries & annual pop-up exhibitions in Central West NSW and sculpture shows – Bermagui, Urunga, Kangaroo Valley.
New Member The SculptorsSociety 2017, Committee 2018-2022, Treasurer 2022.
Exhibits with The SculptorsSociety in iconic buildings in Sydney CBD – MLC Centre, Australia Square Tower, Angel Place, Darling Park and Balmain Lockup, The Incinerator @Willoughby, Lane Cove Arts Centre, Chatswood Chase and the Concourse Art Space @Chatswood.
Summary: Chris works predominantly with lightweight materials, most recently focussing on giving new life to discarded waste materials from the refrigeration industry, mostly from the now defunct Electrolux Refrigeration plant, Orange.
Thermoplastics, aluminium, copper & stainless-steel wire appeal for their particular translucent and reflective qualities. From these, Chris creates small polished, delicately worked components reflecting the intimate nature of the handmade form and at the same time, acknowledging the precision of the refrigeration industry.
Chris constantly references Arctic and Antarctic zones and makes comment on the geographical structure and processes relative to their existence and their future.
Her works are metaphors, ‘instants’ of geographical processes.