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Chris Huber

Recognised as one of Australia’s most outstanding landscape artists, Chris Huber arrived in Australia in 1955 where has remained ever since.

Inspired by the frescoes on the ancient walls in Italy, medieval hilltop farmhouses of Tuscany and fishing villages of Liguria, Chris Huber has travelled the world for many years to fuel her creative appetite, as well as drawing inspiration from the diversity of the Australian landscape. These varied influences, together with a love of interior design and architecture, have shaped her technique to create truly unique artworks.

Chris’s versatility and rich yet subtle palette has resulted in her paintings being represented in private and corporate collections all over the world, and images of her work are constantly selected for reproduction into fine art prints, calendars and cards, as well as collectors’ and gift products sold nationally and internationally.

With the changing demand for more contemporary artworks reflecting today’s modern design and architecture in Australia, Chris has also been painting a vibrant range of deeply layered, three dimensional artworks in collage, using tiles, metal, stones, and special compounds with wonderful colour mixes, all the while maintaining traditional methods of foundation and application to achieve unique professional results. . The desire to create a range of paintings with the specific aim of outdoor durability saw Chris dedicate time to working with a number of chemists to produce a special compound never before used which is added to the art materials to protect them from all types of weather – further proof of Chris’s commitment to quality in her art.

By Invitation

Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane

Brisbane Commonwealth Games Exhibition, 1982

Awards

1978
Nundle 1st Traditional Landscape
1978
Drummoyne 1st
1983
Blacktown City 1st Agricultural Arts Award & Council Open Purchase Award
2007
d’Arcy Doyle landscape art award 3rd prize; many highly commended
2013
1st Prize Logan Rotary Arts Fest
2013
Finalist Australian Artist Magazine
2013
Brookfield Art Show First Prize Mixed Media
2013
Selected to the Florence Biennale
2014
Finalist-Figurative Exhibition, Brisbane
Brookfield Art Show 1st Prize Mixed Media

Media Articles/Television Features

1988
The Bulletin Magazine bicentennial edition
1994/96
Getaway Channel 9 Hayman Island (Art In)
1996
Don Burke Show Channel 9 Feature – ‘An Artist and her Garden’
1999
Channel 9 Today Show

Exhibitions

By Invitation Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane

1975
Cocks Gallery, Sydney
1979
Strawberry Hill Gallery, Sydney
1979
Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
1980
Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane
1982
Commonwealth Games Exhibition, Brisbane
1982-84
Prouds Gallery, Sydney
1985
Burns Kaldy Gallery, Sydney
1986-91
sole representation Barry Stern Galleries
1993
Lakeside, Canberra
1994
Prouds Gallery, Sydney
1994
Ansett Golden Wings, Sydney, Perth, ACT
1995
Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
1995
Baronia Gallery, Sydney
1996
Mall Gallery, London, UK
1996
Greenwich Galleries, Sydney
1996
Angelora Fine Art Galleries, Sydney
1996
Dubai Convention Centre, Dubai, UAE in association with Australian Trade Commssion
1996
The Convent Gallery, Daylesford
1996-97
1998-99
Duke of Wellington Art Gallery, Sydney
Bendamora Gallery, Katoomba & Mittagong
2000
Manly Gallery, Brisbane
2004
Booval House, Booval
2000/04
The Grandview Gallery, Brisbane
2004-06
Galloway Galleries, Brisbane

Bibliography

  • A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia
  • Max Germaine Craftsman House 1991
  • Artists, Galleries of Australia
  • Max Germaine 1978, 1982-1990
  • Who’s Who in Australasia 1988 Cambridge, England
  • Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists
  • Thorpe in association with the National Association for the Visual Arts 1995

Commissioned

By the Bradford Exchange Ltd Chicago, USA and Sydney. Paintings to be reproduced on a series of collector plates.

Within the private collections of:

  • Europe, USA,
  • Korea, North Africa and Australia,
  • Tunisian Consulate, North Africa

Corporate Representation

  • Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
  • Davis Consolidated Industries, Sydney
  • Volvo Automotive Corporation, Sweden
  • Readers Digest Association, Sydney
  • Bradmill Textiles Operations, Sydney
  • Australian Gas Light Company, Sydney
  • Hayman Island Resort Complex, Queensland
  • Tunisian Consulate, North Africa
  • Sea World Marine Complex, Queensland
  • Bond Corporation, Sydney
  • Prohang Iron & Steele Co. Pty Ltd, South Korea
  • Amatil Pty Ltd, Sydney
  • Opal Australia, Bond Street, Sydney
  • Hosking Printing, Sydney
  • Ansett Airlines
  • Bradford Exchange
  • The Hills Motorway Ltd
  • Tooth Brewery, Sydney
  • Australian Gas Light Company, Sydney
  • Hawkins Garden Centre
  • Ridley Australia
  • Senshukai Co Ltd, Tokyo, Osaka
  • The Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co, Sydney &  Japan
  • Metway Bank-Queensland
  • Bolan Solicitors Sydney
  • Berkleys Banking Company, Sydney
  • QMBSA
  • Nemmco Ltd., Mansfield Queensland

Represented

  • The Manly Gallery, Manly

Judge of Art Exhibition

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