Christine was born at the Koonibba Aboriginal Reserve, as it was known in the early days, which was run and owned by the Lutheran Church. Christine undertook her schooling at Koonibba, where the teachers were a part of the Lutheran Church.

Christine developed a passion for art in her early years while at school, and it has continued. Christine remembers her first painting she ever sold, which was to a young English nurse, while she was the co-ordinator of the Koonibba Women’s Group in 1981. It was a painting of the Aboriginal flag, which she sold for $25. This gave her confidence and she realised that she could make money from her artwork.

Christine’s focus is on contemporary Aboriginal Art and over the years Christine has developed a unique style to her paintings. She has had her work exhibited in Exhibitions across Adelaide and Ceduna and has entered many art prizes.

 

Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition Streaky Bay SA 2019
  • No Black Sea's Exhibition Tarnanthi, Tandanya SA 2019
  • Tarnanthi, Tandanya, SA 2018
  • 2018 Our Mob, Adelaide, SA 2018
  • 2018 Adelaide Meets the Bush, NRAW, Tandanya, SA 2018
  • 2018 Coast to Coast, Fisher Jeffries, SA 2018
  • 2018 South Central – Stories from Desert to Coast, Red Poles, Adelaide, SA
  • 2017 ‘Leviathan Exhibition’, Maritime Museum (SAMM), SA
  • 2017 Red Poles, Adelaide SA
  • 2016 Malka Art Exhibition, Port Augusta Cultural Centre Yarta Purtli
  • 2016 GaRa Mirnaarda, Ceduna Memorial Hall
  • 2016 GaRa Mirnaarda, Port Augusta Cultural Centre
  • 2015 GaRa Mirnaarda, Port Augusta Cultural Centre
  • 2010 Desert to Dunes Exhibition, Pt. Lincoln
  • 2008 Ngarlurgu (All of Us) Tandanya
  • 2007 True Blue Gallery, Western Australia
  • 2007 Palya Kutu Red Poles Exhibition, McLaren Vale SA
  • 2006-11 Our Mob Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • 2005 Joint Exhibition, Adelaide New Land Gallery
  • 2004 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

Awards

  • 2017 Malka Art 1st Prize, Port Augusta Cultural Centre Yarta Purtli
  • 2016 Malka Art 2nd Prize, Port Augusta Cultural Centre Yarta Purtli
  • 2010 Artist of the Year, Naidoc week

Featured Artworks in

  • Art Collector Magazine, Artlink Magazine