Kristin Hardiman

Kristin Hardiman is one of Australia’s leading portrait and equine artists.

Kristin holds a Diploma Fine Arts and Education from the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (now The University of NSW Art and Design) and has been working as a professional artist and teacher for nearly 30 years.

Kristin is an Exhibiting Member of the Portrait Artists Australia.

Kristin’s work is varied and not limited by media that includes oils, gouache, watercolours, lead and coloured pencil, charcoal, pen and ink.

Kristin has taught full and part time with the Department of Education for over 15 years and tutors in her home studio, Sydney Art School and conducts specialist workshops.

Recent Achievements

Finalist Manning Art Prize – Naked and Nude 2017
Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2017

Finalist Cliftons Art Prize 2016
Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2016

Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2015

Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Prize 2014
Finalist Waverley Art Prize 2014
Finalist Mosman Art prize 2014
Finalist and People’s Choice Blacktown Art Prize 2014
Finalist and People’s Choice Hornsby Art Prize 2014
Second Prize Royal Easter Show Figurative 2014

Finalist Manning Art Prize 2013 – Naked and Nude
Finalist Mortimore Realist Prize 2013
Finalist Inglis Equine Art Prize 2013
Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2013
Highly Commended Kempsey Art Prize 2013
Finalist Waverley Art Prize 2013
Finalist and People’s Choice Hornsby Art Prize 2013
Finalist Blacktown Art Prize 2013
Victorian Racing Club Horse of the Year Invitation 2013
Finalist and People’s Choice Kempsey Art prize (Bi annual) 2013

Finalist Sir John Sulman Prize 2012
Finalist Northern Rivers Portrait Prize 2012
Finalist Mortimore Realist Prize 2012
Finalist Nambucca Art Prize 2012
Finalist Blacktown ArtPrize 2012
Finalist Waverley Art Prize 2012
Finalist Inglis Equine Art Prize 2012
Finalist Blacktown Art Prize 2012
Finalist Hornsby Art Prize 2012
Victorian Racing Club Horse of the Year Invitation 2012

Winner International Inglis Equine Art Prize 2011
Finalist Mortimore Realist Prize 2011
Finalist and People’s Choice Hornsby Art Prize 2011
Victorian Racing Club Horse of the Year Invitation 2011
Finalist Blacktown Art Prize 2011
People’s Choice Nambucca Art Prize 2011
Highly Commended Kempsey Art prize 2011
Victorian Racing Club Horse of the Year Invitation 2011

Second Prize and People’s Choice Hornsby Art Prize 2010
Finalist and People’s Choice Mid North Coast Art Prize People’s 2010

Recent Exhibitions

Kristin Hardiman – Nulla Nulla Gallery 2016
Lost at Sea – Taverna Six Gallery 2016
Within and Beyond – Grace Cossington Smith Gallery 2015
Bridles and Hooves – Aarwun Galleries Canberra 2015
Australians at Work- Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition Melbourne 2014
Master’s Apprentice – Solo Exhibition Matilda Gallery, Macksville, 2013.

Commissioned Works

Corporate clients: have included Qantas Australia, Sony Music, Chase Manhattan Bank, Impact Human Performance Technologies, Australian Stud Book, Lids on Kids Organisation, Stewart Routledge, Belaroma Coffee.

Book Illustrations: Rod Matthews publications, Don Ebert novel covers, Belaroma Coffee.

Private Collections: through regular commissions, gallery and web site purchases, sales from art prizes and exhibitions.