Christopher DJ Corish

Relevant Education

2019- 2020 MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies, University of Leeds
2016-19 BA Honors Fine Art (2/1), Aberystwyth University

Exhibitions & Events

2020 (Upcoming) Wrexham OpenTŷ Pawb  Wrexham, North Wales
2019 ‘The Senedd’ (National Assembly for Wales building), Cardiff Bay, as part of Ceredigion ‘Off Limits’/Unloved Heritage display at the ‘Youth Voice’ conference. 
2019 Open Day Showcase, Aberystwyth School of Art 
2019 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School, Croydon, London 
2019 Undergraduate Degree ShowAberystwyth School of Art, Aberystwyth University
2018 ‘St Fagans, National Museum of History’ , (Museum of Wales) – near Cardiff – as part of Ceredigion ‘Off Limits’/Unloved Heritage display at the ‘Youth Voice’ conference. 
2018 Wrexham OpenTŷ Pawb and Un-de-gun galleries Wrexham, North Wales
2018 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School – Croydon, London.
2018 ‘The Takeover’ Group Creative Arts Intervention Show – Aberystwyth Art Centre.
2016 Solo Art & Photography Exhibition Sacred Heart Church – Caterham, Surrey.
2016 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School – Croydon, London (winning category).
2015 Sutton Schools Exhibition Sutton Library, Sutton, London.

Museum, Gallery & Curation Experience

2020 Curator ‘Forgotten Faces From Orphaned Collections‘ a temporary online photography exhibition as part of master’s work for the University of Leeds. 
2019 Co-Curator ‘Talkin ‘Bout Their Generation’ The Who, Live at Leeds, Leeds University Union
2019 Representative of the ‘Unloved Heritage’ Project as part of an exchange trip to County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to see youth projects linked or supported by the National Trust.
2019 Co-Curator Classical/Romantic exhibition, The School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth University
2017-19 Gallery Attendant/ Invigilator – Aberystwyth Art Centre.
2017-19 Open Day Ambassador – Aberystwyth School of Art.
2018 Marshall, ‘Pages of the Sea’, nationwide memorial art event by Danny Boyle, to commemorate 100 years since Armistice. – Ynyslas, Ceredigion
2013 Work Placement – Westminster Cathedral, London 
2007-15 Volunteer & Steward – East Surrey Museum.

Publications and Articles

2020 (Upcoming) Collaborated on ‘Y Stori Tŷ ar Fryn’ /’The Story of the House on the Hill’ . A book on the story of an upland Welsh hill farm and the journey of discovery in uncovering its story. Book is being created by members of the Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel Supported by Kim-James Williams and RCAHMW. It was launched online at the Lle Hannes as part of the 2020 virtual Welsh National Eisteddfod on Facebook
2020 Author of Yr Hen Goleg Aberystwyth’ / ‘Aberystwyth Old College’ Blog Post for Ceredigion Off Limits (RCAHMW)
2019 Author of ‘Unloved Heritage – Discovering Wales’ Forgotten History Whilst Engaging the Next Generation’ – Blog Post, RCAHMW  (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)
2019 Author of ‘Unloved Heritage? — young people discover Wales’s forgotten history’, Magazine Article in ‘Heritage in wales’ ‘Cadw’ member’s magazine.

Awards 

2018 Heritage Angel Awards – Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel of which I am a panel member was highly commended for our work with a previously unrecorded upland Welsh farm and Lead mine ruin in collaboration with Welsh Mines Preservation Trust and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
2016 Merit Award, Aberystwyth University 
2016 Category won at Trinity Art Awards, Croydon, London

Commissions & Collections

2015-18 Various paintings and photography works in private collections.
2018 ‘Crowned Hummingbird’ Commercial Painting Commission
2018 ‘Penbryn, Aberystwyth University Private Painting Commission
2016 ‘Aerial London’, Sir David Lane Building, The John Fisher School, London
2016 ‘Looking Through Trees’ Private Photography Commission

Academic Symposiums & Conferences attended.

2020 RCAHMW, Digital Past Conference: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach, – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2019 ‘Youth Voice’ conference  ‘The Senedd’ (National Assembly for Wales building).
2018Celebrating Kyffin Williams’The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
2018 ‘6th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference’Aberystwyth University
2018 ‘Youth Voice’ conference, ‘St Fagans, National Museum of History’, – near Cardiff
2018 Museum Association – ‘Successful Selection Workshop’, Cardiff Story Museum.

Residencies

2017 Joya: AiR (Andalucía, Spain),

Other Relevant Experience

2019 – 20 Treasurer ‘Leeds University Union Art Society’
2018 – Current Panel Member of ‘Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel’.  Looking at ‘Off Limits Ceredigion’ supported by ‘The Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales’, this project is part of the Wales-wide Unloved Heritage project led by Cadw’ ..
2018-19 President of ‘Aberystwyth University Catholic Society’
2017-19 President of ‘Aberystwyth Art Society’
2017-18 Treasurer of ‘Aberystwyth University Catholic Society’
2017 Continuing Certificate of Education – ‘Aberystwyth University Figure to Landscape: the Interplay of Form’
2016-18 Academic Representative, Aberystwyth School of Art