Awards

  • 2016 April“No Worries!” Fauna Award Best Painting Deniliquin Easter Exhibition
  • 2015 November“No Worries!” ‘Packing Room Award’ Australian Art Excellence Award Exhibition AGRA Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2015 September – Finalist Artists For Conservation book on International Exhibit of Nature in Art with “A Devilish Attitude”
  • 2015 April“The Hunter’s Five” – Winner of the Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing  Award 2015, AGRA Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2015 May“Don’t You Dare” Second place “Ring-Necked Pheasant” – Finalist Recognition Australians At Large Autumn Awards, AGRA Gallery Melbourne
  • 2014 – “Unique Australian” in the Wildlife Art Museum Australia – Book “Inspiration Wild”
  • 2014 September – Finalist Artists in the International Exhibit of Nature in Art with “A Formidable Display”
  • 2014 August – Canterbury UK invited to give a Presentation talk at the Art Convention held in Canterbury
  • 2014 April – “Shearing The Weaners” Commended Award at “Drawing – the Essential Art” AGRA Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2013 September“A Formidable Display” winner “animals in Art” Exhibition AGRA Gallery Melbourne
  • 2013 July – A finalist in Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize in Adelaide with “A Formidable Display”
  • 2013 July  – Finalist Outback Art Prize in Broken Hall with “Arkaba Station Creek – Flinders Ranges”
  • 2013 May – “Eastern Quoll” A 30th Anniversary Bronze Award at QWASI “A World of Wildlife” Exhibition 2013, Brisbane
  • 2013 April – “A Child of Tomorrow” Highly Commended Award at “Drawing – the Essential Art” at AGRA Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2012 December – Chris presented his Art and story at Rylands of Hawthorn for a weekend.
  • 2012 September – “Ongombeanavita” A inalist in 2012 Mortimore Art Prize and travelled around Australia for the year
  • 2012 August – “Eastern Quoll” A Highly CommendedAward at the Grampians Wildlife Arts Exhibition
  • 2012 May – “People of the Track” – Best Painting in the Presdients Challenge Exhibition at the AGRA Gallery, Camberwell
  • 2012 April – “Those Marvelous Bloody Horses” A Commended Award at”Drawing – the Essential Art” AGRA Gallery, Camberwell
  • 2011 September – “Exuberance of Youth” A finalist Mortimore Art Prize and traveled around Australia for the year.
  • 2011 June – “Exuberance of Youth” won the Judges Choice Award at 250th Faber-Castell Anniversary Exhibition in Brisbane QWASI
  • 2010 June – “Shearing the Rams – Tuppal Station” Chris was the artist in residence to commemorate the historic North Tuppal shearing Event involving 72 Blade Shearers.
  • 2010 May – “Dugga Boy” was selected to be hung in the 50th Annual Society Of Animal Artists Exhibition to be held at the San Diego Natural History Museum, California, USA August to October. It was awarded The Newcomer Award for a First Time Participant in this Exhibition. It stood out because of its creativity of concept, dramatic use of light & colour, dynamic composition
  • 2010 April 14 – “Tumblebug” was awarded a Jury Award at the Focus ON Nature Exhibition at the New York State Museum – one of 13 were given and only two to Australians artists
  • 2010 April – “Tumblebug” Selected for the Focus ON Nature Exhibition at the New York State Museum, Albany, New York until October 31 Seven artist from Australia selected to hang works Chris the only one from NSW
  • 2009 December – “Dugga Boy” was given the Runner-up Award at the Summer Exhibition at AGRA Gallery in Camberwell
  • 2009 November – “Dugga Boy” won the Packing Room Prize at the Australian Art Excellence Exhibition AGRA Gallery. This drawing received the most popular number of votes for the People’s Choice Award at this exhibition.
  • 2009 November – Chris qualified to enter three drawings into the Australian Art Excellence Awards at the Australian Guild for Realist Artists for 2009 opening 18th November – 6th December
  • 2009 September – “A Young Australian” selected to hang in the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, New Jersey, USA until 20th December, 2009
  • 2009 May – “Tupra Woolshed 1909 -2007” won the People’s Choice Award at the AGRA Drawing exhibition
  • 2008 December – “Nature’s Fury” AGRA summer Exhibition Best Painting in Exhibition
  • 2008 November – “A Young Australian” Best Painting in the AGRA Medal of Excellence exhibition
  • 2008 October – “Intimate Intent” WASA Bronze Medal at the Bi-annual exhibition
  • 2008 July – “A Young Australian” QWASI Viewers Choice Award
  • 2008 May – “Rhino Post Safari Lodge” selected to hang at the AGRA Drawing Exhibition
  • 2008 April – “A Conflict of Interest” AGRA Autumn Exhibition Runner up
  • 2007 July – “Jock of the Bushveld” AGRA Drawing Exhibition Highly commended and viewers’ Choice Award
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