Curriculum Vitae

Nationality: English/Australian - currently resident  in Wales, UK

Email: charstone@hotmail.com



2002     Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

 Graduate Diploma (French), La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

1989 B.A. Fine Arts. Phillip Institute of Technology, (now RMIT), Victoria, Australia. (Ceramic Sculpture and Art Theory)
1972 Diploma of Architectural Drafting. Leederville College, Perth, Western Australia


1989-2013 Practicing and exhibiting artist.
2000-02 Committee member and then Secretary of 69 Smith Street, an ARI (artist-rune-initiative)
1997-1998 Secretary of the Mosaic Art Group Incorporated (Australia)
1997 Primary Member of VISCOPY  the Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Agency in Australia.
1995 Set design and construction for the Melbourne French Theatre company production of Jean-Paul  Sartre's - Huis clos.
1994-1998 Member of Craft Victoria (Australia).
1994.1998 Board Member of the Arts Industry Council (Victoria , Australia).
1993-1997 Committee Member of the National Association for the Visual Arts in Victoria, Australia.
1992 Artist-in-School at Rosebud Secondary College, Rosebud, Victoria, Australia.
1990-1991 Tutor of ceramics and pottery at Wyreena Community Arts Centre, Croydon, Victoria, Australia.
1990 Designed and performed The Lyrebird in the, Most Original Entry awarded, Friends of the Earth float, Moomba Parade,  Melbourne, Australia.
1989 Commissioned by the Coburg City Council to create the Victoria Street Mall Mosaics, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Architectural draftsperson.


October 2011 "Les Jardins Perdus de Château Ferney Voltaire" installtion of black and white photos of the Voltaire's château gardens held inside his château at Ferney-Voltaire, France
July - Sept 2011 Exhibition of  New Assemblages at L’Archipel des Mots, Gex, France
Oct 2010 "Me and Me" Exhibition of  digital photo montages and sculpture, Galerie Racines, Prevessin, France.
Dec 2007 "And the Number Is:-" Internet published exhibition at: http://andthenumberis.chrischarstone.com 
Feb 2005 "Orgasm" Internet published exhibition at http://orgasm.chrischarstone.com
2004-2008 "The Book of Today" Internet published exhibition at: http://TheBookOfToday.chrischarstone.com
Nov 2000 GENEVA, a 3 storey stairwell installation. Part of @ GLOBAL CITY, an exhibition linking international artists in 40 cities world wide, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
July 2000 @where&and?why, two room sculptural installation, 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Nov 1998 A HUMAN DREAMING, sculptural installation,  69 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
May 1995 "On Second Thoughts...!" installation, part of  THE TRANSPARENT BOX event , Grand Central Gallery, Bourke St., Melbourne, Australia
Jan/Feb 1992 TEMPLE’ ceramic and mosaic sculptural installation, Blackwood Street Gallery, North Melbourne, Australia


July - Sept 2012 "The Watchers in the Woods", installation of boxed sculptures, part of the 3rd Art en Compagne outdoor exhibition of sculptures on a 6 km pathway leading across the Swiss and French borders, on the theme of "Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire" by Rousseau.
Jan. 2011 "Sans Papiers Dans Une Humanité Sans Frontières?", exhibition and debat on the theme of people without papers in France.
Sept 2010 Australian Festival, participated in exhibition part of a festival looking at Australian culture, held in Gex,  France.
June 2010 "Older & Exposed", curated and participated in group exhibition addressing older women and self image, at 69 Smith Street A.R.I. (Artist Run Initiative), Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Oct 2009

"Sea Level". Invited to participate in the exhibition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Art Center “Pushkinska, in St Petersburg, Russia. Published at:  http://GirtBySea.chrischarstone.com

Oct 2001 "Euroart 2001". Invited to participate in international art fair, 4th - 6th October 2002, in Barcelona, Spain.
Feb 1999 REPLICA, exhibition focusing on photocopy processes, 69 Smith Street, (A.R.I), Fitzroy, 
Victoria, Australia.
May 1998 Sampler, inaugural exhibition at 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Nov 1997 11th Annual Kangaroo Awards for Sculpture exhibition, Kangaroo Grounds, Victoria,
May 1997 MOSAIC EQUATIONS exhibition, State Craft Gallery, Meat Market Craft Centre,     Melbourne, Australia
April 1997 World in a Matchbox `97 exhibition, Grand Central Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Dec 1995 9th Annual Kangaroo Awards for Sculpture exhibition,  Kangaroo Grounds, Victoria, Australia
Nov 1995  MOSAIC `95 group exhibition, The Artists Garden, Fitzroy, Victoria., Australia
Aug 1995   Reclaim the Night Exhibition, The Women's Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
March 1995 Sculpture ‘Goddess of a Maligned Species’, at Grand Central Gallery, 550 Bourke Street, 
Melbourne, Australia
Feb 1995 SUITCASE exhibition, Moomba City Discovery Day, Town hall Plaza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
April/May 1994 Sculpture and photocopy installation at ‘Art 4 show’, 189, Collins Street, Melbourne, 
Victoria, Australia.
Dec 1993  7th Annual Kangaroo Awards for Sculpture exhibition,  Kangaroo Grounds, Victoria, Australia
April 1993 NAVA Exhibition at Arts Victoria Foyer, Melbourne, launching the 1993 NO VACANCY 
temporary galleries,
in Melbourne, Australia
Jan/Feb1993  Sculptural Installation at ‘No Vacancy’, City Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jan 1993 Sidney Myer Fund - Australia Day Ceramics Awards, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Dec 1992 6th Annual Kangaroo Awards for Sculpture exhibition, Kangaroo Grounds, Victoria, Australia
Nov/Dec 1992  'Street Art/Gallery Art', exhibition at the Mornington Peninsular Art Centre,
Mornington, Victoria, Australia.
Mar&June1992  Group Exhibitions, The Artists Garden, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
1986 to 1991 Participated in various group exhibitions

Private collections in Australia, France and Switzerland.

1992 & 1998 Awarded Pat Corrigan Artist Grants.


2003-2012 Travelled all through Europe and to China, USA and Egypt, exploring landscape, architecture  and people, seeking images and ideas for my exhibitions.

Became a resident in Gex, France near the Swiss, Geneva boarder.

2000 Travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, in April to carry out preliminary photographic work for the  installation GENEVA.
1999 Trip to Venice, Switzerland and Wales visiting art galleries and sites of architectural interest.
1997 Visited England, France and Spain looking at art galleries and church architecture. 
1995 Trip to England and Switzerland exploring Roman and Medieval architecture.
1991 Researched religious art and architecture in Indonesia.


Nov 2006 Featured artist of the month on the National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA), website at: www.visualarts.net.au/gallery/chrischarstone 
Oct 2001 "Euroart 2001" catalogue.
Nov 1999 Listed in the Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA) directory in Australia.
Jan 1996 "On Second Thoughts....!", Current Document, Issue No.3, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
April 1993 "Chris Charstone-Artist Profile", Pottery in Australia, Vol. 32 no. 1 Autumn 1993.
March 1992 "Paying Homage to the Temple", Craft Victoria, Vol. 22 no. 213.