Professional Profile

Dr Christine Kirkegard



Christine Kirkegard is a visual artist and educator. Her art training and academic profile extends from Diploma and BA Fine Art Queensland College of Art Griffith University to Master of Creative Arts (painting & drawing) Wollongong University and PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis & Painting Practice) James Cook University.

Exhibiting (1986 - 2015) Her work has been shown in 39 exhibitions since 1986 including solo exhibitions (e.g. Cintra Galleries 1990s, Metro Arts 1980's, Qld Regional Galleries 2009- 2011, and group exhibitions professionally ( UOW & QCA) nationally and overseas including prestigious National Award exhibitions such as Tattersall's Landscape Prize where she has been a regular finalist. Christine works in a variety of media while specializing in painting the landscape and the human form. Her work is in private and corporate collections in Australia, Singapore, USA. Japan.

Selected Recent exhibitions - 39 Exhibitions since 1986

2015 Overall Winner of Show RQAS 125 Annual Judge Dr Rhyl Hinwood AM

2015 Winner Works on Paper RQAS 125 Annual Judge Dr Rhyl hinwood AM

2014 Finalist 2014 Noosa Regional Gallery Art Award National

2014 Queensland Figurative Art Prize Finalist Judge Wendy Sharpe

2014 Agnes & Harold Richardson Drawing Prize Award Winner

2012 Agnes & Harold Richardson Drawing Prize Award Winner

2011 15 Artists Invitational Exhibition Moreton Bay Regional Redcliffe City Gallery

2010 Queensland Contemporary Painters Moreton Bay Regional Redcliffe City Gallery

2009 Solo exhibition - The landscape and the Nude Qld Regional Galleries- Gympie

2009 Art promotions Qld Selected Painters

2007 Tattersalls Landscape Prize Finalist

2006 Tattersalls Landscape Prize Finalist

2005 Tattersalls Landscape Prize Finalist

2005 Westpac Art Prize Painting Award Winner

2004 Tattersalls Landscape Prize Finalist

Selected Professional Teaching

2005 - 2011 - Lecturer Life Drawing Queensland College of Art Griffith University

2009-2011 - Academic Supervisor DVA Post Graduate Students Painting QCA Griffith University

1990- 2006 - Director and Founder of the Arts Academy QLD Principal Instructor Drawing & Painting

With extensive experience as an art educator Christine established and was Director of the Arts Academy QLD from 1990-2006. She was also the senior drawing and painting instructor for a wide range of Professional Drawing and Painting programs having built a reputation for the quality of Fine Art programs delivered to industry, artists, teachers and the general public. She has served on National and State Visual Arts Advisory Boards, presented papers at Art Education national forums and Universities and undertaken curatorial projects for large scale public art exhibitions. She is a member of a number of professional associations including the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation and is Vice President of RQAS Royal Queensland Art Society.

2015 Currently Christine is engaged in private studio practice . Now largely absorbed in painting her academic research interests continue extending from earlier PhD investigation of the relationship between primary individual experience of natural environments, creative art practice, literate painting systems and universal conceptions of nature.