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
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.