Ms Chris Sanders

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Design and Natural History Illustration)

Career Summary

Biography

Christine Sanders is a senior lecturer in wildlife illustration. With a background in Fine Art painting and a research interest in aspects of the natural environment, she has taught widely in the areas of painting and wildlife illustration in the University. She has and continues to exhibit her work widely in public and commercial galleries and was art critic for the Newcastle Herald and ABC Radio prior to commencing fulltime lecturing in 1975. Her projects include The University of Newcastle book production "Bush Campus", the "Celebration Book" project for the Anglican sesquicentennial celebrations opened by the Archbishop of Canterbury and production of art works based on a Hunter theme for the Telstra building in Newcastle.

Research Expertise
The creation of art works based on aspects of the natural environment. Particularly, Hidden Images (species survival through camouflage and fossil form), Watermarks (the exploration of tidal flow in combination with human intervention and its effect on marine activity) and Minescapes (the exploration of arid zones through the intervention of mining activity).


Qualifications

  • Diploma in Painting, National Art School

Keywords

  • Sociology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified 70
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Llewellyn AA, Sanders CA, 'Interdisciplinary Links - the Art of Science and the Science of Art', ACUADS 2003, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Anne Llewellyn

Design (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Sanders CA, Naturally Preserved, Newcastle Herald, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2002) [H2]

Creative Work (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Sanders CA, Palaeo Icon Page I, Palaeo Icon Page II, Palaeo Icon Page III, Palaeo Icon Page IV, Mercy Hospice, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
2003 Sanders CA, House Show, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2002 Sanders CA, Palaeographia "Exploring the Australian Fossil Record", Macquarie University Art Gallery (2002) [J1]
1999 Sanders CA, Affirmation, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999 Ostwald MJ, Moore RJ, Yaxley B, Johnston L, Glassop DF, Paver G, et al., 'Design Works' - Blah! Blah!, Department of Design, Fine Art Gallery, Uni of Newcastle, Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Herbert Heinrich, Anne Llewellyn
1999 Sanders CA, Hidden Images, C.A. Sanders, School of Fine Art, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1998 Sanders CA, Rod and Bar from the Ashes, University of Newcastle's Faculty of Art & Design Gallery, Newcastle (Callaghan) (1998) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $12,500

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19981 grants / $5,000

'Hidden Images' - the creation of artworks based on species survival through camouflage and fossil preservation$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Chris Sanders
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177230
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $7,500

Creation of Paintings and Works on Paper recording visual journeys real and imagined$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Chris Sanders
Scheme Creative Arts Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175484
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Collecting Identity - the PINcard Game
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 Visualising the D'harawal Seasons and Climatic Cycles
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2006 Investigation of the Structural Anatomy of Birds and Analysis of its Influence on the External Design, in Order to Develop the Methodology of a Constructive Approach to Drawing Birds
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2005 Wildlife illustration as a method of transformative education within the Dora Creek Catchment
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2004 The Pollination of Terrestrial Orchids in New South Wales Focusing on the Hunter Valley Region
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2004 The Relevance of Twenty-First Century Botanical Art and its Relation to Pre-Twentieth-Century Perceptions
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2003 The Exploration of Colour in Australian Flora and Fauna with Particular Reference to Red
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Ms Chris Sanders

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Natural History Illustration
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Design and Natural History Illustration

Contact Details

Email christine.sanders@newcastle.edu.au
Phone N/A
Fax (02) 4921 5896

Office

Room D2.20
Building Design
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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