Port Community Arts Centre

Chris Pisani


Chris' Artwork:
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A mature age artist, Chris Pisani has a fascination with the environment and a passion for colour.  Couple this with the expertise shown in her pastel work, and you have a stunning visual extravaganza.

“Look into the works and not at them”, Chris says, and you will observe in them, what you would not normally see.

Chris exhibited a natural gift for drawing coupled with a love of animals at an extremely early age.  Her  talents were put on hold for many years until she decided to return to school as a mature age student.  Achieving a perfect score in her SACE Art assessment of 1999, Chris then went on to North Adelaide School of Art to further her studies. 

Leaving AIT Arts (previously North Adelaide School of Art) in 2006 in her 3rd year due to severe arthritis, Chris has continued to paint and enter exhibitions.   Her love of nature and the environment shows in her brilliant and unusual pastels, oil and acrylic paintings and sensitive watercolours.

Chris is available for commissions for private and Corporate collections,  and her work can be viewed at any time at her home at Craigmore.   (Appointment required - contact details below)


1999:3x 1st Prizes - Gawler Show
Highest Aggregate Award - Gawler Show
Perfect Score SACE
Merit Award PWAC
2000:1st Prize - Gawler Show
2001:3rd Prize - Gawler Show
Best Exhibit - Gawler Show
2003:Merit Award - Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show
Highest Aggregate: Painting & Photography - Gawler Show
Best Exhibit - Gawler Show
2x 1st - Gawler Show (Photography)
3rd - Gawler Show (Photography)
2008:  3x 1st Prizes - Gawler Show
Highest Aggregate Award - Gawler Show
Merit Award - PCAC "Indulgence" Exhibition
2009:Merit Award - Balco Art Prize


2000:Balaklava Courthouse Gallery (solo) 2005: Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2007:"Mixed Media" - Port Adelaide
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2008:"Amity" (joint exhibition)
2009:Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize  




1997:NASA - Semester 1 - Visual Arts
NASA - Semester 2 (not completed)
1999:Year 12 Art - Para West AC
Award: "Mastery of a Medium"
2000:NASA - Semester 1 (repeat/completed)
NASA (AIT Arts) - Year 1 - various subjects
2005:AIT Arts - Year 3
Part time - not completed due to surgery


Contact & Website Details:

Tel:             8252 5597