About the Artist About the Artist

Born in Broken Hill in 1949.
Grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.

Studied Art at the SA School of Art 1969-1971
The National Gallery School (Victorian College of the Arts) 1972



The History of Salt . . .  For Christopher Lawrie the corrosive nature of salt provides an aesthetic and cultural metaphor for the attrition of memory and a colonial past. His installations of works on paper utilise historical artifacts to form contexts for contemporary readings of the past.

PureBrightnessFestival2 Videos / Music  on You Tube    ‘ Jueju Suite 1-10 ‘ PLEASE USE HEADPHONES  Jueju (Chinese: 絕句), or Chinese quatrain, is a type of jintishi (“modern form poetry”) that grew popular among Chinese poets in the Tang Dynasty. Jueju poems are always quatrains; or, more specifically, a matched pair of couplets, with each line consisting of five or seven syllables.
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Videos / Music  on Vimeo    Videos and Music from the exhibition ‘Palimpsest’ by Christopher Lawrie and Belinda Allen  at the Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional gallery from 26th Jan to 8th Feb.   . . .  and more.



PhotographicPhotographic Artworks   Lahit Teknesi (Sacophegus Chest) Marble, Istanbul, Early Byzantine 4-6 cent. B.C. Archaeological Museum Istanbul      Perez ‘Barocco’ Dress made from cow hide. Museum of Contemporary Art Strasbourg.   Lamb  Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow.    Montmartre Cemetery Paris 

youarehere100The New Suprematism . . .   *Not to be confused with Supremacism. The New Suprematism seeks to combine the original ideals and aesthetics of the Suprematists, with an emphasis on their more subversive characteristics, with the concept of the Found Object and manifested in situ or as a site-specific installation. At the heart of the New Suprematism is the desire to investigate the distinction between reality and non-reality,

Settling Dust Settling Dust / Portraits  a Series of Portraits of Migrant and Refugee teenagers in Sydney Austratralia. ‘The dust of memory and past upheaval sometimes settles on kinder lands.’