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Donovan Christie

As we now live in such a fast paced world, we often forget what we once had around us or even what we still do. My aim is to bring attention to the things that often take a backseat in our little city, encouraging the viewer to pause and look at the landscape a little different.

My other objective is to immortalise this period of time, documenting the scenes of Australia in this day and age as we are on the verge of a dying era. Each picture I paint has a connection to me, even if only subtle; I am placing a piece of me into each painting. If you follow this series and where I plan to take it, you will notice a subliminal autobiography throughout. Each painting has a personal story attached; I have been a part of the scene in which I am capturing. I choose to leave the paintings vacant of people and life, not only to give the air that something has or is about to go down, but to also allow the viewer to place themselves in the setting and recreate their own memory or narrative. 

Awards

2017 

Lethbridge 10000 (Finalist)

Emma Hack Art Prize (Finalist)

Bluethumb Art Prize (Finalist)

2016

Young Achiever of the Year Arts Category (Winner)

Royal Society of the Arts S.A Youthscape (2D Category Winner)

Coonawarra Art Prize (Finalist)

Gallery One Art Prize (Finalist)

2015

Kym Bonython Encouragement Award (Winner)

City of Unley Studies of Urban Life Award (Winner)

Art Images Exhibit Award (Winner)

Prospect Portrait Prize (Finalist)

Emma Hack Art Prize (Finalist)

Hawkesbury Art Prize (Finalist)

King of Canvas (Highly Commended)

2014

The Waterhouse Art Prize (Finalist)

Lethbridge 10000 (Finalist)

Parklands Art Prize (Finalist)

Port Adelaide Art Prize (Peoples Choice)

2013

SALA Statewide Artist of the year (Winner)

Adelaide Review Artist Cover (Finalist)

King of Canvas (Finalist)

2012

BSG Small Scale Art Prize (Finalist)

Royal Society of the Arts S.A Youthscape (Finalist)

Rip It Up Youth Award (Finalist)

2011

Rip It Up Youth Award (Finalist)

King of Canvas (Finalist) 2010

Royal Society of the Arts S.A Youthscape (Finalist)

SALA Youth Arts Prize (Runner Up)

Flagstaff Rotary Art Show (Highly Commended)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 – ‘Frontin’ / The Space Gallery

2013 – ‘Street Struck’ / Carclew Arts Centre

2012 – ‘Surface’ / Onkaparanga Arts Centre

2011 – ‘These Streets Raised Me’ / Gallery on Waymouth

2010 – ‘Urban Streetscapes’ / Greenhill Galleries

2010 – ‘A Treat From The Street’ / The Producers

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Mitcham Art Prize / Gallery One

Youthscape / Royal South Australian Society of Arts

Coonawarra Art Prize / Penola Gallery

2015

Christmas Exhibit / Art Images Gallery

Emma Hack Art Prize / Adelaide Convention Centre

‘40x40x40’ / Brunswick Street Gallery (Melb)

Prospect Portrait Prize / Prospect Gallery

Spring ART / Loreto College

Royal Adelaide Art Prize / Wayville Showgrounds

Frog Cakes / SAHMRI / Light Square Gallery

King of Canvas / Onkaparinga Arts Centre

Cranium / M2 Gallery (Sydney)

2014

Waterhouse Art Prize / SA Museum

GuitarART Prize / Adelaide Festival Centre

Youthscape / Royal South Australian Society of Arts

2013

‘40x40x40’ / Brunswick Street Gallery (Melb)

Salon Hang / Rosemont Estate Cellar Door

Parklands Art Prize / Adelaide Festival Centre

King of Canvas / Onkaparinga Arts Centre

2012

A Curious Creature / Urban Cow Studio

Youthscape / Royal South Australian Society of Arts

This is it! / These Walls Dont Lie Gallery

Bike Art Adelaide / Juxtapose Studios

6 Years Later Magazine Launch / No Vacancy (Melb)

2011

RSASA Still Alive / Royal South Australian Society of Arts

Mental Health Week / Adelaide Town Hall

Uchiwa Fan Exhibition / Espionage Gallery

Acry-Licks / Bunka Adelaide

 

Donovan Christie

you got served


Medium:
Oil on linen

Dimensions:
75 x 100 cm

$3,200
SOLD

Donovan Christie

Dead Horse


Medium:
Oil on linen

Dimensions:
60 x 90 cm

$3,200
SOLD

Donovan Christie

the sphere and the labyrinth


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
75 x 75 cm framed

$2,800
SOLD

Donovan Christie

Western Front


Medium:
Oil on linen

Dimensions:
60 x 90 cm
 

$3,200

Donovan Christie

achilles heel


Medium:
Oil on linen

Dimensions:
90 x 120 cm

$4,200

Donovan Christie

paved paradise


Medium:
Oil on linen

Dimensions:
90 x 120 cm
 

$4,200

Donovan Christie

it's showtime


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
60 x 75 cm

$2,800

Donovan Christie

going, going, gone


Medium:
Watercolour

Dimensions:
45 x 60 cm framed

$700

Donovan Christie

good choys


Medium:
Watercolour

Dimensions:
45 x 60 cm framed

$700

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