HISTORY : BIOGRAPHICAL

Born in 1950 in Burwood, Melbourne, Christine Chappell studied printmaking and sculpture at Prahran CAE (art school), and began exhibiting in 1977. She has been working in the crafts and arts since 1980 and enjoys working in a variety of media with an original approach to all she creates. Her textile production range of 3D Australian icons, including the FJ Holden soft sculpture she includes again in her product range, were hugely successful in the early 1990s. There have been many highlights in her career so far. Please read on......

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2015 March - Artist in Residence, King Island.
1992 Miss Saigon, Sydney Production: wallpaper commission (75 metres)
1981 Member Print, Australian Print Council (edition of 60)
1979 Visual Arts Board Grant - apprenticed to George Baldessin

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2002 Goya Gallery, Works on Paper
1987 Standfield Gallery, Paintings and Textile Design
1979 Victorian Ministry for the Arts Gallery (sculpture)

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1981 Intaglio Printmaker Gallery, London
1980 Profile Gallery, Melbourne
1980 Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne State Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Firestation Gallery, Armadale "That's Life"
1990-94 Meat Market Craft Centre (shop front tenant and selected exhibitions)
1989 Standfield Gallery, "A Perspective on Landscape"- paintings
1988 Standfield Gallery, "Melbourne Toymakers"
1988 Michael Inglis Gallery, Broadway, New York "Australian Visions"
1987 Westpac Gallery, Melbourne: Art Forms - promotion of Australian Art
1987 Art Expo-New York, promotion of Australian art
1982 Gryphon Gallery, Personal Directions