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 . . . 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.

Videos / Music

• 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.



Photographic 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


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.’