Authors » Christine Watson
Christine Watson grew up in Castle Hill, Sydney. With a BA in history and European languages from Sydney University she joined the former Department of Aboriginal Affairs under the Whitlam government. Working with Aboriginal leaders widened her world, and convinced her that her best workplace lay outside the bureaucracy. She retrained in fine art, anthropology and museum studies at ANU and Sydney University, then worked as an art administrator and curator of Aboriginal Art for Boomalli Aboriginal Artists’ Cooperative and Coo-ee Aboriginal Art. Her encounter with Balgo art led her to undertake post-graduate study of Balgo women’s art. Piercing the Ground is the culmination of this physical and theoretical exploration.
Short listed, AITSIS Stanner Award, 2004
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Piercing the Ground 2003
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.