Australia Artist Christine Atkins

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Australian Artist Christine Atkins

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My current practice is focused on sculpture and art jewellery.  The works created are deeply influenced by my background in psychology, art therapy and my personal connection to the landscape.  Interwoven in each piece is a complex interaction of direct external observations and internal emotions, experiences and processes.  Hidden depth and emotions call for interaction and understanding, for connection and acknowledgement of the secreted meaning, symbolism, and metaphors, personal yet collective.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Pfaff, Selected artist Touring Exhibition, London, France, Netherlands, 2009-2011
  • Momentum- 18th Tamworth fibre textile biennial, Selected artist touring exhibition 2008-2010 various galleries and museums around Australia
  • Toorak Sculpture Awards, Melbourne, Victoria, 2010
  • Reflections of WA- Captured in Stitch, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Melville, 2007
  • Multiple Threads, Royal George Gallery, Fremantle, 2006
  • Contemporary Threads, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Melville, 2006

AWARDS

Judged as Outstanding in Fibre Design for Australia and New Zealand in 2010 by a panel of four judges brought together by Dragon Design and TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd). The judges were Valerie Kirk, Annie Trevillian and Tony Dyer from Australia and Christine Keller from New Zealand.

  • Pfaff Textile Competition- Highly commended, London 2010
  • Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize- Winner Sculpture, SA Museum, 2009
  • Mandurah Art Awards- Celebrating Place- Winner Textiles, 2006
  • Melville City Council- Winner Textiles, 2005
  • Stanthorpe Art Prize- Selected Artist , Stanthorpe Gallery Queensland, 2008

PUBLICATIONS /REVIEWS

  • Pfaff 2010 – Landscape let us travel- Catalogue
  • Momentum- 18th Tamworth fibre textile biennial 2008- Catalogue
  • Embroidery September/ October 2008- Dreamtime down under- Markers in Profile
  • Textile Fibre Forum No 90 2008- Christine Atkins- Captured in Stitch by Glenys Mann
  • Art Collection- Fibre, October 2005- City of Melville Collection Catalogue

EDUCATION                       

  • Master of Arts (Art Therapy) Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Murdoch University, Western Australia, 2000.

 

 

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