Ms Chris Sanders

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Industries (Design and Natural History Illustration)

Career Summary


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).


  • Diploma in Painting, National Art School


  • Sociology

Fields of Research

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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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