Mr Christopher DJ Corish MA BA

Relevant Education

2020 – 21 Advanced Media Production at Aberystwyth University

2019- 2020 MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies (Merit), University of Leeds

2016-19 BA Honours Fine Art (2/1), Aberystwyth University

Exhibitions & Events which I have Exhibited at & Competitions Competed
  • 2023 (November) Upcoming Solo Show – Studio 40, Neath, South Wales, UK
  • 2023 (February-March ) – Solo Show, Galeri Harlech, North Wales, UK
  • 2023 (January – March) – Solo Show – Hay on Wye, Oil & Oak, Welsh Boarder’s, UK
  • 2022 -23 Featured Greeting Card Artist – Mistletoe House, Shropshire, England, UK
  • 2022 St Helen’s Open, World of Glass, St Helens Merseyside, England, UK
  • 2022 (October) Wrexham Open Ty Pawb, Wrexham, North Wales, UK
  • 2022 Summer Show – Queens Street Gallery – Neath, South Wales, UK
  • 2022 (July) Solo Show – Galeri Harlech, North Wales, UK
  • 2022 Wildcard Competitor in Sky Landscape Artist of the Year – Northern Ireland Heat in June 2022. Televised 15th February 2023. – Sky Arts (UK)
  • 2022 ‘Corgis and Coronets’ Jubilee Exhibition, Studio 40 Neath, South Wales, UK
  • 2022 (February) Solo Show – Galeri Harlech, Harlech, North Wales, UK
  • 2022 Made in Roath Exhibition, G39 Gallery, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Wales, UK
  • 2022 Queens Street Gallery Open – Neath, South Wales, UK
  • 2021 -23 Work currently on display at Red Vintage Lighting – Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2021 Display at ‘The Space Gallery’, Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2021 Oriel Lockdown – Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2021 Annwn Folklore, Futurism and Escapism – Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, North Wales, UK
  • 2021 Borth Mural – on permanent public display on front of Borth Community Hub, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2020-21 Wrexham Open – Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, North Wales, UK
  • 2019 ‘The Senedd’ (National Assembly for Wales building), Cardiff Bay, as part of Ceredigion ‘Off Limits’/Unloved Heritage display at the ‘Youth Voice’ conference. South Wales, UK.
  • 2019 Open Day Showcase Exhibition, Aberystwyth School of Art, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2019 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School, Croydon, London, South East England, UK
  • 2019 Undergraduate Degree Show – Aberystwyth School of Art, Aberystwyth University, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2018 ‘St Fagans, National Museum of History’ , (Museum of Wales) as part of Ceredigion ‘Off Limits’/Unloved Heritage display at the ‘Youth Voice’ conference. South Wales, UK
  • 2018 Wrexham Open – Tŷ Pawb and Un-de-gun galleries – Wrexham, North Wales, UK
  • 2018 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School – Croydon, London, South East England, UK
  • 2018 ‘The Takeover’ Group Creative Arts Intervention Show – Aberystwyth Art Centre Mid Wales UK
  • 2016 Solo Art & Photography Exhibition Sacred Heart Church – Caterham, South East England, UK
  • 2016 Trinity Art Awards, Trinity School – Croydon, London. (Winning category). South East England, UK
  • 2015 Sutton Exhibition – Sutton Library, Sutton, London, South East England, UK.
Professional Experience in Arts & Heritage
  • 2023-24 Associate of Arts Council of Wales – Involved in consultancy panels for projects & funding for 2023-2024 Period.
  • 2023 – Adult day workshop : “An introduction to Geometric Art” at the Oil & Oak Gallery in Hay on Wye.
  • 2021-23 Life Drawing Tutor & Life Model, Hens with Pens, Teaching events across Wales & England. teaching nearly 40 classes often whilst life modelling as well up to 30 people often rowdy henparties
  • 2022 Workshop Facilitator WAHWN – NHS Cymru, Facilitator for workshop led by another artist Rachel Shiamh on Borth beach for Health Workers, Borth, Mid Wales, UK.
  • 2021-22 Regular Portrait Model for Ruth Koffer’s “Portrait Club” Online & in person at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Mid Wales, UK
  • 2021 Co-Curator of ‘Hanes Tŷ ar y Mynydd – The Story of the House on the Hill’ at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, an exhibition that was the fulfilment of a Welsh Government and lottery funded Youth led arts and heritage project I had been involved with since 2018, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2021 (April-September) – Employed Consultancy Panel Member, Cultural Sector Associate Panel – Criw Celf/The Welsh Arts Council
  • 2021 Contracted Member of Consultant/Focus Group Panel for Criw Celf regarding the feasibility of The Welsh Arts Council and Welsh Government, Creating a “Kickstart” Scheme in Wales for young people on Universal Credit who wish to get into Cultural Sector. 
  • 2021 Contracted Heritage Consultant – Co-authoring the “CHYPS” Sustainability Report for Cadw at the Welsh Government. 
  • 2021 Arts Specialist Online Sales Coordinator at Abertique Online Ltd. – an online Antiques and Vintage dealership selling globally. 
  • 2021 – Consulted on creation of Culture show for Regional Radio Station – Radio Aber, Mid Wales, UK
  • 2019-2020 Member of Youth Consultation Board for the Grade 1 Listed Old College Development in Aberystwyth at Aberystwyth University ensuring the Youth Zones of the historic sites development supported young people effectively. Mid Wales, UK
  • 2020 Co-Organiser of Life Drawing sessions for 50+ people at Leeds University Union Arts Society
  • 2020 Curator ‘Forgotten Faces From Orphaned Collections’ an online photography exhibition for the University of Leeds. Online Exhibition
  • 2018 – 2020 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’.
  • 2019 Co-Curator ‘Talkin ‘Bout Their Generation’ ‘The Who’ Leeds University, Yorkshire, England
  • 2019 short term volunteer hospitality staff – Left Bank Leeds Arts Centre, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 2019 Representative of the ‘Unloved Heritage’ Project as part of an exchange trip led by Cadw to County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to see youth projects linked or supported by the National Trust
  • 2019 – Tested National Library of Wales’s Escape room with members of CHYPs panel.
  • 2019 Co-Curator Classical/Romantic,  School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth University Mid Wales, UK
  • 2017-19 Gallery Attendant/ Invigilator – Aberystwyth Art Centre. Mid Wales, UK
  • 2017-19 Open Day Ambassador/ Tour Guide – Aberystwyth School of Art. Mid Wales, UK
  • 2018 Marshall, ‘Pages of the Sea’, nationwide memorial art event  Danny Boyle – Ynyslas, Mid Wales UK
  • 2013 Work Placement – Westminster Cathedral, London, South East England
  • 2007-15 Volunteer & Steward – East Surrey Museum, Surrey, South East England, UK
  • 2015-16 Co-Presenter, Ridge Radio(Community Radio Station), Caterham, South East England, UK
Professional Experience in Youth Work & Teaching
  • 2021- Current Life Drawing Tutor Hens with Pens, Teaching adult events across Wales & West midlands of England.
  • 2021 – 2022 – Employed Youth Worker, Borth Youth Group, Borth Family Centre
  • 2021- 2022 Trustee of 2nd Borth Scouts group, Borth Wales 
  • 2018 & 2021 Support Mentor at Aberystwyth University Student Support, Ceredigion, Wales
  • 2011-2021 Volunteer Leader and youth worker with the Scout Association (Groups worked with 5th Caterham,  2nd Penparcau, 2nd Borth)
  • 2018 – 2020 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’.
  • 2014-2016 Volunteer with John Fisher School after school youth group, London, England
  • 2013-2016 Volunteer Leader with the St Ambrose & All Saints Churches, Surrey England
Publications, Articles & Reports
  • 2021 Author of Article “Changing our Churches: Renewing Historic Worship Spaces in a 21st century Pandemic World” article for Leeds Church institute, a large ecumenical religious organisation in Leeds.
  • 2021 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 the RCAHMW. It was launched online at the Lle Hannes as part of the 2020 virtual Welsh National Eisteddfod on Facebook
  • 2021 Co-Author – CHYPS” Sustainability Report for Cadw at the Welsh Government. 
  • 2020 Author of article ‘Aberystwyth as a Home after Crisis’ – ‘EUSTORY’ ‘Ecommeration Campus’ conference, “Beyond the Crisis” hosted by Körber-Stiftung who are based in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2020 – Site and heritage report completed for community organisation in West Wales area regarding the possibility of inclusion of a Splash Park close to a historic monument.
  • 2020 Site & Building History Report completed for Aberystwyth Town Council – St Winefride’s Church a derelict brownfield site in conservation area of the North side of the west wales town of Aberystwyth. 
  • 2020 Author of‘ ‘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 
  • 2019 Author of ‘Unloved Heritage? — young people discover Wales’s forgotten history’, Magazine Article in ‘Heritage in wales’ ‘Cadw’ member’s magazine.
  • 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
  • 2023 – Work Licensed to Lighting Designer Sarah Howkins for lampshades, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
  • 2023 – Work licensed to Mistletoe House in Shropshire, England, UK for use in Greeting cards
  • 2022 – Billie – Private Pet Portrait Digital Commission
  • 2022 – Ollie & Luckey – Multiple Private Pet Portrait digital Commission
  • 2021 – Commissioned to Produced work for Anwen exhibition at Ty Pawb – Wrexham Arts Centre
  • 2015-22 Various paintings and photography works in private collections & at business across England, Wales & the Republic of Ireland.
  • 2021 Borth Community Mural – Large 12ft by 8ft Mural completed in collaboration with support from volunteers and collaboration / ideas from Borth Youth Club.
  • 2018 ‘Crowned Hummingbird’ Commercial Painting Commission for alcohol company in Wales
  • 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, Artist Residencies & Conferences attended.
  • 2021 Representing Wales among 30 Representatives of nations across Europe & Asia at Youth Heritage conference ‘#30PostSovietYears: Phantom Pasts or Everyday Present?’ hosted by EUSTORY at Körber-Stiftung in Hamburg, Germany via online platforms.
  • 2021 Speaker at Reflecting on Covid-19’s Impact on Arts, Culture and Heritage, University of Leeds, my lecture title was ‘Managing the Impact of the Pandemic on Historic Religious Structures’
  • 2020 Representing Wales among 50 Representatives of nations across Europe at Heritage conference – EUSTORY Ecommeration Campus 2020 “Beyond the Crisis” hosted by Körber-Stiftung in Hamburg, Germany via online platforms.
  • 2020 Participant in giving Cadw “Unloved Heritage” Video Talk.
  • 2020 RCAHMW, Digital Past Conference: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach, – Aberystwyth 
  • 2019 ‘Youth Voice’ conference ‘The Senedd’ (National Assembly for Wales building).
  • 2018 ‘Celebrating 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.
  • 2017 Joya: AiR (Andalucía, Spain), Artist group Residency with Mid Wales Artists.
Other Experience 
  • 2019 – 20 Treasurer – ‘Leeds University Union Art Society’
  • 2017-19 President of ‘Aberystwyth Art Society’
  • 2017 Continuing Certificate of Education – ‘Aberystwyth University Figure to Landscape: the Interplay of Form’
  • 2016-18 Academic Representative, Aberystwyth School of Art
My work can be found represented by clients across Wales
I also teach and run sessions for Hens with Pens in England & Wales.
Recently I have licenced Mistletoe House in Shropshire, England to produce greeting cards and prints.

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