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Christopher Meadows

Born in Wigan, UK

Lives & works in the Clare Valley, South Australia

Having been an artist, illustrator and educator for most of his life, Christopher has been actively involved in creating and promoting the visual arts in the community both in Australia and overseas. Following his training in visual art practice and teaching in Adelaide South Australia, he continued to work for many years in local schools in both country and metropolitan areas. In more recent years he has extended his visual art experiences by taking the opportunity to work in Paris and Osaka.

In addition to teaching, he also maintained his interest and involvement as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. This saw him working in a myriad of styles and creative approaches for a wide range of projects.

Underlining his work as an artist has always been his passion for observational painting and drawing. He is regarded as a careful compositional draftsman who uses traditional mediums and techniques to develop images that reflect a sense of quietness. Landscape, memory and the fleeting nature human existence remain a constant source of inspiration.



1977 - 1980  ​SA College of the Arts & Education

2007 - 2008  University of South Australia

Visual Art Teaching


2010 - 2014  ​Osaka International School

2009 - 2010  International School of Paris

2007 - 2008  University of South Australia

1995 - 2009 ​ Pulteney Grammar School

1981 - 1995 ​ SA Department of Education

Additional Visual Arts Experience

Freelance Book illustrator (inc. Macmillan, Penguin)

Illustrator - South Australian Open Access College

Illustrator - SACE Board of South Australia

Recent Exhibitions


2019 - Dreamlights - Chancery Lane Gallery

2018 - Wonderlands - Chancery Lane Gallery

2018 - Roads Less Travelled - Pruners Hut

2017/16 - Art of the Flower & Garden -

                  Burra Regional Gallery

2016 - Recent Works - Annies Lane @ Quelltaller

2016 - Distant Horizons - Gallery @ Pikes

2015 - Sunlight & Sentinels- Claymore Winery

Recent Awards

2018 - Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize - winner

2018 -  Art of Flower & Garden - peoples choice award

2018 -  Balco Balaklava Art Show - winner

2018 - Clare Valley Art Show – acquisitive prize

2018 - Watershed Art Prize - Mawson Lakes Living                                                    editors choice award

2017 - Kidman Art Prize - best in exhibition

2017 - Balco Balaklava Art Prize - landscape prize

2017-  Clare Valley Art Show - acquisitive prize

2017-  West Torrens Art Prize - finalist

2017-  Glenside Art Show- highly commended

2017 - Walkerville Art Exhibition - highly commended

2017-  Flagstaff Hill Art Exhibition - highly commended

2017 - Watershed Art Prize - winner

2016 - Walkerville Art Exhibition - best in exhibition

2016 - Parklands Art Prize - finalist

2015 - Kidman Art Prize - highly commended


Adelaide City Council

Light Regional Council

Balco Australia

ICE WaRM (International Centre for Excellence in Water Resource Management)

Pulteney Grammar School