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Artist Name:
Chris Byrnes
Architectural Memory Shutters
About the artwork:

The past year has been one of changing home, looking at architecture, doors, windows, interior spaces, packing and unpacking boxes of stuff. Finding objects from past lives and buildings stimulates memory which I refer to as architectural memory. These shutters were on the window of my childhood home which housed 7 children and two parents. It is no longer standing with some family members no longer with us. The idea that sounds (words and voices of the past) can emanate from a simple object interests me and I hear the sounds of child and adulthood, the good and the not so good sounds of a life from these painted objects.

Master Fine Art (Distinction) National Art School
Bachelor Fine Art (Hons) University of Newcastle
Museum and Galleries Studies TAFE
National Workshops relevant to my practice
Module Study MOMA New York

Honorable Mention in international photographic and photographic magazine awards
Blackstone Works on Paper Prize
The Newcastle Club Painting Prize
Lake Mac Art Prize
Gosford Art Prize
Ravenswood Prize for Women Artists X2
Street Photographers International
Hazelhurst Works on Paper Prize
Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Female Photographers

Winner Hunter Emerging Artist Prize Experimental
Winner Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize Photography
Hunter Urban Division of General Practitioners Print Commission

My work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally

(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)

38.5 h x 57.4 w x7cm


Acrylic paint on timber

About the artist:

My memory is established over my lifetime. I was born and still live here

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