Chris Harrison
Curriculum Vitae

Chris Harrison
Education
2009-2011 – Master of Fine Arts, University of NSW (COFA)
2006-2008 – Master of Creative Arts, Wollongong University
1994-1996 – Doctoral work in art therapy (completed field work in Africa, all subjects completed, but with the death of my son I chose not to complete)
1987 – Master of Education, Macquarie University
1986-1987 – Master of Educational Administration, University of NSW
Solo Exhibitions
2016Animals & the DNA of Life Western Australia Touring Exhibition, funded by Healthway
2015 – Katanning Art Gallery, WA
2015 – Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA
2015 – The Gallery, Ellenbrook, WA
2015 – Ravensthorpe Town Hall, WA
2015 – Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA
2015 – The Bulldog Art Gallery, WA
2014 – Childers Art Space, Qld
2014 – Vancouver Arts Centre, WA
2013 – 12 months Queensland Regional Gallery tour: Chinchilla, Hervey Bay, Mundubbera, Emerald, Toowoomba, Gympie and Childers
2011-2012 – Blackheath Home Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
2012 – Blackheath Reserve Aboriginal Culture, Blue Mountains, NSW
2010 – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW: Travels & Layers
2009 – Smart Arts Gallery, Victoria: Interconnections
2009 – Bondi Pavilion Gallery, NSW: Land & People
2008 – Vancouver Arts Centre, WA: Albany Icons
2007 – L&S Gallery, Bathurst, NSW: Journeys and Sacred Spaces
1992-2006 – Bi-annual exhibitions and artwork in Australia and Africa
Overseas and Outback Australia Work
2015 – Research in Singapore, Israel, Ireland, Botswana and France
2015 – Art residencies in Flinders Island & Cataract Forge
2014 – Touring exhibitions and workshops in Western Australia and Queensland
2013 – Exhibitions and workshops in Queensland regional galleries
2013 – Research & artwork development in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Galapagos Islands & Amazon
2012 – Italy, Croatia, Alice Springs and Barcelona
2011 – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2010 – Ibrahim Pasha, Turkey: Cave installation
2007 – Bigual Mission Aboriginal Painting Women's Group
2007 – Red Rock Aboriginal Painting Group
2006 – Somewhere past Fitzroy Crossing, Aboriginal Mission Women's Painting Group
2006 – Margaret River, WA: painting trip
2005 – 3 months residency in Lagos, Nigeria
2005 – Western Australia Mimijutti Women's Painting
2004 – Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya: UNESCO art therapy with war victims
Collections and Commissions:
2013 – Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland
2013 – Chinchilla Regional Gallery, Queensland
2011 – New Zealand Embassy, Beijing, China
2008 – Commission from Western Sydney TAFE
2006 – Group painting for Blue Mountains TAFE: Woman and Work
2005 – Commission from TAFE, Blue Mountains: Aboriginal Culture Group
2004 – Commission from TAFE as part of the Aboriginal Culture Group
2003 – Commissioned for a series of 5 paintings for a motel group: Women
2002 – Gundungurra Land Council
2001 – Aboriginal Land Commission
2012 – Barcelona, Spain (by invitation and stipend)
2012 – Italy
2011 – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China (by invitation)
2010 – Babayan Culture House, Turkey (selected process, by invitation)
2009 – University of NSW Research Station, Broken Hill, NSW (by invitation and funded)
2008 – Vancouver Arts Gallery, WA (by invitation with extension)
Grants
2016-2017 – Exhibition grant from Healthway (Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation)
Art Residencies
2015 – Tyrone Gutherie Art Centre, Ireland
2014 – Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre, Nepal
2013 – Barcelona, Spain
2012 – Red Gate Art Centre, China
2010 – Imbrahim Pasha, Turkey
Touring Exhibitions
2015 – Western Australia touring exhibition: Maths and Art
2013-2014 – 12-month Queensland touring exhibition: We Are All One Under the Skin
 
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