Location: Belgrave, Vic, Australia
Artist Group/s: 2D Fine Art
Themes: Landscapes, People/Portraits, Nature, Adventure/Travel
2013: Joined Print Council of Australia, and was selected as one of ten commissioned printmakers for that year
2014: Selected as finalist in Swan Hill print awards
2016: Finalist in Bellarine print prize
2018: Finalist in ‘Inkmasters’ award Cairns
2019: Finalist in Burnie Print Prize
2020: Selected as finalist in FOOTPRINT International Competition 2020 to be held at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America
‘Forests’ solo exhibition at Printmaker gallery Fitzroy, 2020.
2014: Exhibited in the Adelaide Fringe ( two person show ) with a series based on travelling outback Australia 'Western Loop Series'
2015: Exhibited at Limerence boutique gallery in Belgrave ( two person show ) with a series based on travels in Europe 'Washing in Europe'
Participated in 'Impressions Exhibition' at Australian Print Workshop.
Exhibited and participated in Burrinja Open Studio exhibition and Open Studio weekend.
2016: 'ICONIC' - group exhibition at Burrinja
Swan Hill Acquisitive Print and Drawing Award finalist
Participant in 'Immerse' Knox - 30 exhibitions in 30 days
Participant in 'Impressions' group exhibition at APW.
2017: ‘New Territory’ –2 person exhibition at East Gippsland Art gallery with Robert Logie
Participant ‘Peculiar Portraits’ group exhibition in Fitzroy, March 2017
‘Duality’ – Burrinja Open Studio group exhibition
Participated in ' Climate Change Biennale' exhibition at Burrinja. in ‘The Forest’ + Participant in ‘Forests’ group exhibition at The Printmaker Gallery, Fitzroy.
2018: What Lies Beneath’ Burrinja Open Studios group exhibition
Participant in the ‘Impressions’ exhibition at APW
2019: Participant in Editions Exhibition at Tacit gallery 2019: Participant in Editions Exhibition at Tacit gallery
Chris Lawry has been creating traditional lino, woodcut prints and monotype prints since late 2009. She knows this exactly because it was a Parisienne artists markets entirely devoted to printmaking that inspired her to change her artistic direction. Previously she had been a part time painter and part time teacher. Her prints are traditionally printed by hand on an etching press - between metal rollers, or by rubbing the back of the printing paper over the hand carved block with a wooden spoon or burin. The wooden spoon is necessary for large prints which do not fit the printing press, or have a lot of very fine detail. The blocks themselves can take anywhere from a day, to several weeks, to cut. The prints are made on archival Italian or Japanese paper which is purpose made for printing – except where she uses old pages of books as part of an interesting collage element.
A small note to anyone buying my work. I keep a scrupulous record of the editions, but don’t always sell them in order. If you buy one I will offer the copy I think is best at the time.