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2005 - Saloni M presents The Shades of Love


Chris Winer

Artist Statement

Whilst overseas in 2002 I indulged my passion for Flamenco and travelled throughout Spain in search of 'Duende,' the spirit of Flamenco. Duende is that moment of ecstasy that Flamenco aficionados wait for with bated breath. It is that moment when the singer, dancer and musicians are in perfect harmony, all in unison to channel the intense emotion that underscores this dramatic art form. In my latest series of paintings, I have attempted to capture that spirit and convey the fiery passion that is the essence of Flamenco. Sitting in on rehearsals in the caves of Granada, attending performances from Madrid to Seville, travelling easel in one hand, digital camera in the other.


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Exhibitions: Solo

2004 Oct ‘Duende’ – Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Aus
2003 Nov-Dec ‘Translocations’ - Australian High Commission: London UK
Jul ‘Drought Beatles’ – Two Step Gallery, Sydney, Aus
Jun ‘Drought Beatles’ – Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Aus
2001 Nov ‘Defenders of Disco’ – Gallery on Mills, Melbourne, Aus
2000 Oct ‘Seen’ - Roar Studios, Melbourne, Aus
1999 Aug ‘Skin’ – Roar Studios, Melbourne, Aus
May ‘This Skin’ – Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, Aus
1998 Nov ‘The Image Collector’ – Roar Studios, Melbourne, Aus
1997 Jan – Feb ‘Zaftig’ and ‘Circus’ – Grand Central, Melbourne, Aus
1996 Oct ‘From Pubic Hair to Purgatory’ - Roar Studios, Melbourne

Selected Group Shows:

2004 Oct ‘Cream’ – The Foundry, Melb
Sept ‘Practise in Process’ Counihan Gallery, Melb
Jul ‘Panorama’ – Intrude Gallery, Melb
2002 Mar ‘Deadlines’ – TAP Gallery, Sydney
2001 Aug ‘171/III’ – Mansour & Hill Galleries, Melb

Artist in Residence

2004 Tjurma Homelands
Mentor to this community of Indigenous artists in SA
1999 Sept – Nov Overnewton Catholic Secondary School
Creating a triptych-mural with year 9 students
1998-2000 Creatours and Where Foreart
Talks and demonstrations for all ages, conducted in studio
1996-2001 Inspirational Journey: Teaching VCE students life drawing, painting and folio preparation: Roar Studios


1998 – 1999 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) for artists
1983 – 1985 Randwick TAFE, Sydney, Graphic Design Certificate Course
To 1982 St Ives High School, Sydney


2003 -Sept – Dec Arts study tour and exhibition, U.K. and Spain
2002-Jun - Jul Reference for Exhibition, Bourke N.S.W.
1998-Jun Arts study tour, Sydney
1998-Feb – May Arts study tour, U.K.
1997-Apr – May Arts study tour, U.K. and Paris


1973 Runner up UNESCO art competition
1972 Winner UNESCO art competition
Print Black & White Magazine Dry Spell July 2003
The Big Issue Short List July 2003
The Australian Mr Persistence With a Pet Desire 14/03 03
The Age Four Emerging Artists 19/01/02

Private Collections

Australia Brazil Canada France Malaysia Slovenia Spain U.K U.S

© Chris Winer 2005.

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