Christine Rowan


Christine is a contemporary artist who has been painting since 1996. Her unique painting style represents hunting bush tucker, the seasons and her totems.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Exhibiting artist (painting, textiles)
  • Art workshop facilitation
  • Image design

Family history Christine was born in Darwin in 1967 and lived there most of her life. She is the eldest of 6 siblings. Her mother’s family comes from the Katherine area (Jawoyn/Gurindji people). Christine’s father’s family is from the Whitsundays area (Ngaro people). Christine has 2 daughters, a son and three grandsons. Christine travelled back and forth from Darwin to Queensland in the 1980s to live with her father’s family before settling down in Katherine in 1996.

Christine_Rowan_long_neck_turtle_paintingCareer At the end of 1998 Christine moved back to Darwin, she attained a certificate in textile arts in 1999 at the Nungalinya College. She has exhibited her materials all around Australia through Nungalinya College. Christine studied dressmaking at the Charles Darwin University from 2001-2002, which led her to printing fabrics and making clothes, but as her main passion was painting she returned to painting on canvas, tables, shells etc.

Group exhibitions include:

  • 2014 TactileArts Gallery, ‘Saltwater-Freshwater’, acrylics on canvas
  • 2006  Wood Street Gallery – Daran Darra Exhibition, acrylics on canvas
  • 1999 Territory Craft Gallery, ‘Textile Arts’, textiles


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