Chris Casali


2018                        Master of Fine Art with Excellence – UNSW Art & Design, Sydney

1998                        Diploma of Graphic Design, Enmore Design Centre, TAFENSW, Sydney                      

1994                        Diploma of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney

Professional Practice


Present – 1995          Practicing Artist

Present – 2016          Executive Secretary Committee Member, Australian Watercolour Insitute

Present – 2022          Board Member, Hazlehurst Gallery

Present – 2022          Panel Member, St Georges River Council - Public Art Advisory​

2023                         Judge, Kedumba Drawing Award 

2023 - 2008              Arts Manager & Educator, St George School of Fine Art, TAFE NSW

​2023 - 2018              Arts Manager & Educator, Ceramic Design Studio, Gymea, TAFE NSW


2023                        Flowing Water - 2023 Taoyuan International Watercolor Biennale, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2023                        AWI,100th Anniversary Exhibition, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

2023                        Gesture, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Australia

2023                        Ravenswood Austraalian Women's Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

2023                        Blue Note, Slot Gallery, Alexandria, Australia

2022                        AWI, 99th Annual Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Australia

2021                        Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, Vic, AUS

2021                        AWI, 98th Annual Exhibition: Taiwan-Australia International Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Australia

2021 - 2023             Regional Tour, Dobell Drawing Prize 22#, 

                                 - Gosford Art Gallery NSW, Logan Art Gallery QLD

                                 - Bank Art Museum Moree NSW, Cowra Regional Art Gallery NSW

                                 - Griffith Regional Art Gallery NSW, Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery NSW

2021                         Dobell Drawing Prize 22#, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

2019                         International Exhibition, Taiwan Watercolour Award Exhibition, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan

2019                         Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

2019                         Australian Watercolour Institute 96th Annual Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney, Australia

2018                         Splash McClelland Contemp. Watercolour Award 2018, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, VIC, Australia

2018                         Tibetan Vision, Museum of Toscolano Maderno, Italy

2018                         AWI, 95th Annual Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Australia 

2018                         Biennial Int. Prize “Marche dÁcqua” Fabriano Watercolour, Paper & Watermark Museum of Fabriano, Italy

2018                         Flux, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2017                         AWI, 94th Annual Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Australia 

2017                         Eternal, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2017                         XII International Watercolour Biennial,  The Alfredo Guati-Rojo National Watercolour Museum, Mexico City.

2017                         Fusion Chinese/Australian Art Exhibition, ARO Gallery, Sydney 

2017                         Alternate States, Gallery 49, Sydney, Australia

2016                         Season Fray, Wellington Street Project Space, Sydney, Australia

2016                         Ephemeral Inscriptions, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016                         Fusion Chinese/Australian Art Exhibition, Desheng Art Museum, Shunde, China

2016                         Macquarie Group Emerging Art Award. Sydney, Australia 

2016                         Tim Olsen Drawing Award, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

2016                         Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia

2016                         AWI, 93rd Annual Exhibition. Juniper Hall, Paddington, Australia 

2015                         Experiments of the Curious Goings On, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

2015                         AWI, 92nd Annual Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, Australia

2015                         Street Stories, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2015                         Looking Out/Looking In, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

2015                         Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia

2014                         Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Art Centre, Australia

2013                         W&N Emerging Art Award, UNSW Art & Design Galleries, Sydney, Australia


Current – 2015          Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI)


2019                          Ravenswood Australian Women's Art, Australia

2018                          Paper & Watermark Museum of Fabriano, Italy

2016                          The Kedumba Collection of Drawings, Australia

2016                          The Macquarie Group Collection, Australia


​2023                          Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. Professional Artist Category. Finalist

2021                          Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, Finalist.

2021                          Dobell Drawing Prize 22#. Finalist

2019                          2019 KAAF Art Prize. Semi-Finalist

2019                          3rd Taiwan Watercolour Award Exhibition. Finalist

2019                          Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. Emerging Artist Category, Winner

2018                          Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award 2018. Finalist

2018                          Biennial International Prize “Marche dÁcqua” Fabriano Watercolour. Finalist

2016                          Kedumba Drawing Award. Collected

2016                          The Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, Highly Commended & People's Choice Award

2016                          Tim Olsen Drawing Award, Finalist

2015                          Kedumba Drawing Award, Finalist

2014                          Fishers Ghost, Drawing/Printmaking Award. Finalist

2013                          Winsor & Newton Emerging Art Prize. Highly Commended Award