Chris Lawry

Chris Lawry was a painter until a chance encounter with l’Estampe Contemporaine market in Paris in 2009, after which everything changed. On returning to Australia she started making prints - and has not looked back.

Linocut printmaking is Lawry's choice. From the forest near to where she lives or Japan’s Nakasendo Way: from taking and choosing the photographs that act as reference points for her print work: from sketching the outlines and shading on the lino in deciding which cutting techniques will best capture her intentions; from experimenting with new ones and conversations with other linocut artists. All contribute to Lawry's love of her medium, influenced as she is by the perfect lines of  a Claude Flight print, the quiet devastation in a Kath Kollwitz, the brutality in an Otto Dix,

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Exhibitions at Tacit include

2022 There Are Places I Remember


Somewhere Near Here, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 There Are Places I Remember, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2020 Forests, Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne

SuperImposed, Hills Hub, Emerald
SuperImposed, Up Gallery, Sassafrass
Group Show, PICES, Philip Island
2023 Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Sense of Place, Adelaide Airport
Arbor, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Spring Collection, Up Gallery, Sassafrass
2022 Editions Print Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times, Selby Community Art Centre
Inkmasters, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns 
2020 Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Footprint, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, US
2019 Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
Awagami Miniprint Exhibition, Japan
2018 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Inkmasters, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, Queensland
What Lies Beneath, Burrinja Open Studios
2017 New Territory, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale (w/ Robert Logie)
Duality, Burrinja Open Studios
Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale
Awagami Miniprint Exhibition, Japan
Climate Change Biennale, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey
The Forest, Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Iconic, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey
Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Bellarine Print Prize, Tussock Gallery, Point Lonsdale
2015 Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale
Climate Change Biennale, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey
End of The Line Arts Festival, Belgrave
Washing in Europe, Limerence Gallery, Belgrave 
2014 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Western Loop Series, Adelaide Festival
Swan Hill Print & Drawing Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery