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CHRISTINE JOHNSON          Australia

Christine Johnson studied Fine Art at Monash University in Melbourne and completed Post Graduate studies in Fine Art at RMIT University. She worked as an art director on independent films in the 1980’s and later combined her art practice with teaching at Prahran and Dandenong TAFE colleges. With 20 solo exhibitions throughout Australia she has won several awards including a Creative Fellowship Grant by the State Library and Artist In Residence at Baldessin Press. She was commissioned to produce a suite of four paintings for the foyer of Melbourne’s Park Hyatt Hotel. In 2003 Crown Promenade Hotel commissioned two rose paintings for the foyer of the new hotel in Melbourne’s Southbank. In 2005 The Victorian Tapestry Workshop made a large tapestry based on Johnson’s Mutabilis painting, which has toured internationally and was featured in a major survey exhibition of Johnson’s work, Dark Wood To White Rose, opened by Sir Gustav Nossal at Benalla Art Gallery and which toured to Hamilton Art Gallery in Victoria. Collaborative projects include Suburban Landscape, painted with her former partner, Howard Arkley. Johnson's work is represented in the collections of The Australian Embassy, Paris, Monash University, Queensland University, BHP, Artbank, several regional galleries including Benalla and Hamilton Art Galleries and in many private collections.



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