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For Christopher Lawrie the corrosive nature of salt provides an aesthetic and cultural metaphor for the attrition of memory and a colonial past. His installations of works on paper utilise historical artifacts to form contexts for contemporary readings of the past.. Hazelhurst Catalogue

Think of salt, and if you are romantically inclined you’ll imagine the crusty remains of a swim in the ocean on a hot summer’s day. For Christopher Lawrie, the mineral forms the basis of his installation pieces both as sculptural tools and as metaphores for history. Using objects which have a unique story, from centenary celebration maps used to line a kitchen floor to music certificates found in a second hand store. The artist salts the paper creating beautiful, textured sculptural pieces. By literally giving history solidity the works confront the viewer with their own role in its continuous evolvement. Naomi Robson Cofa UNSW

   
   
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The Book
Margaret Fulton
Proclamation Group
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The Certificates of Doris Brears
Insular Australia 1
All Artworks and Music in this video by Christopher Lawrie
               
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sea drawings
the seaweed pictures
untitled
glenelg
english landscape group
the Honour Roll
 
Insular Australia 2
 
The Wave Drawings
The Seaweed Pictures
Genesis
Glasgow to Glenelg
An English Landscape
The Honour Roll 1914
 
 
great circle sailing
 
push not off !
Beaufort wind scale
guidig star
five fathoms
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Great Circle Sailing
 
Push Not Off !!
The Beaufort Wind Scale
The Guiding Star
Five Fathoms Deep
Great Circle Sailing
Kandinsky Page 36
 
 
beaufort 2
 
dyptich
allegory
things fall apart
water 2
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hanging water
 
Beaufort Wind Scale 2
 
Water Dyptich
Allegory
Things Fall Apart
Wall 1
Water 2
Hanging Water
 
 
hope
 
wave
lighthouse
seamen bold
raft
point to plane
vortex
 
Hope
 
The Wave
The Lighthouse
Seamen Bold
The Raft 1 and 2
Point and Line to Plane
The Vortex
 
 
maelstrom
 
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trails
         
The Maelstrom
 
Where does it go ?
The Mysterious Trails of Various Crustaceans
         
 
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