CHRISTINE DRUITT-PRESTON

BIOGRAPHY

Christine Druitt-Preston is a mixed media artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her practice employs lino block printing, collage, watercolour and embroidery to explore themes related to the domestic, be these interiors or gardens. Her artmaking while print based, acknowledges the themes and practices of earlier women artists and artisans; using machine stitching, embroidery and recycled domestic napery.

Druitt-Preston studied at Alexander Mackie CAE and NAS 1968-71, receiving a Diploma of Art Education. She studied Lithography at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA, 1982-83. Druitt-Preston was a teacher of Art and Design, NSW TAFE 1974-1988 and of Visual Arts, NSW Department of Secondary School Education 1998-2017. Her work has been recently chosen as a finalist in the 2015 and 2017 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize and the 2017 Gippsland Print Award.

In March 2018 Druitt-Preston was Artist in Residence in the Nancy Fairfax Studio, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah. She has a forthcoming exhibition in the Willoughby Incinerator Artspace later this year.

2018