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Christine Druitt-Preston

Arty Act: Christine Druitt-Preston - Story Telling

Reflective activity


Artist Christine Druitt-Preston invites people to look at her work Lunch with Miss Olley – Arabesque (2019) and reflect on what they see and to create a story behind the work. Follow the prompts along with the music Christine references in her Arty Act to reflect on what you see and feel about her artwork

Story Telling Instructions

You will need:

  • A computer or mobile device with internet access
  • A notebook and a pen to write with

Get to Know Christine Druitt-Preston

Christine Druitt-Preston is a mixed media artist whose print-based artmaking acknowledges practices of earlier women artists and artisans; using machine stitching, embroidery and recycled domestic textiles to explore themes related to domestic interiors and gardens.

Druitt-Preston studied at Alexander Mackie CAE and the National Art School 1968-71, receiving a Diploma of Art Education. In 1982-83 she studied Lithography at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA.  After being a teacher of Art and Design, NSW TAFE 1974-1988 and Visual Arts, NSW Department of Secondary School Education 1998-2017, she resumed her artmaking practice full time in 2017

Druitt-Prestons’ last solo exhibition was in 2019 at the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah. Her artworks have been shown in 2020 priNT Darwin Centre for Contemporary Art, Waverley Art Prize, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Fishers’ Ghost Art Award and Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Receiving the Peoples’ Choice Award); 2019  Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Still: National Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour, Gosford Art Prize (Highly Commended) and Muswellbrook Art Prize Works on Paper; the 2018 Cairns Inkmasters Print Award and Fremantle Print Award, and the 2017 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize and Gippsland Print Award. 

In November 2021 Christine will be AIR in Haefligers Cottage, Hill End, courtesy of Bathurst Regional Gallery. She is represented by Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW

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