Christopher Holloway


BA (hons) PGCE

Specialist Subject Areas

Fine Art – Painting and Drawing


2006 - 2007 PGCE in Further Education (Level 7, Masters Level), Cardiff University
2000 - 2003 B.A (hons) Fine Art, University of Wales Institute Cardiff


Christopher is a Fine Artist who has exhibited his work throughout the U.K and abroad and has work held in numerous collections. Christopher holds a B.A (Hons) in Fine Art from UWIC, and a PGCE in Further Education (Level 7, Masters Level) from Cardiff University.

Christopher has experience teaching for CSAD in a number of different roles including Lecturer in Fine Art for the Foundation Diploma and Visiting Lecturer for the B.A in Fine Art. Christopher teaches for Cardiff Open Art School and has been instrumental in the design and development of classes in and drawing and painting.

Current research

Currently within my practice the primary focus is painting and how the complexities within using the medium and additional incorporated medium(s) result in a constructive analysis of process. Focusing on smaller works allows me to explore and develop a continuing understanding of the technical aspects and the behaviour of materials, within a study of surface and re-surface, transparencies and layering.

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Christopher Holloway, Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff.
2012 Christopher Holloway, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016, The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2016, 164 Annual Open Exhibition,The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2016 Spectrum, PS Mirabel, Manchester.
2015 / 2016 Winter Group Exhibition, Fountain Fine Art, Cardiff.
2015 Prelude to forget prelude in forgotten, St Anne's Church, Cardiff.
2015 Its Own Beauty : A Celebration of Colour : The Hearth Galley, Llandough.
2015 Staring at the Sea: Contemporary Painting From Wales, Penarth Peir Pavilion, Penarth.
2013 Summer, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.
2012 Summer, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.
2010 Christmas Show, Oriel Canvas Gallery, Cardiff.
2010 Summer, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.
2010 The Big Residency, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
2009 Christmas Show, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.
2008 Tim Freeman, Liam O’ Conner, Christopher Holloway, BayArt, Cardiff.
2007 New Beginnings, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth.
2007 The Figure, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2006 Christmas Show, Washington Gallery, Penarth.
2006 Four Young Artists, The Gallery at St.Davids.
2006 Summer Show, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2006 Figure in Wales, Campbells of London, London.
2005 Christmas Show, Albany Gallery, Cardiff.
2005 Drawing Out the City, Bay Art, Cardiff.
2005 Blooms, Galanthus Gallery, Hereford.
2005 Summer Show, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2005 Award Winners Show, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2005 Flower Business, Washington gallery, Cardiff.
2004 Christmas Show, The Washington Gallery, Penarth.
2004 New Artists Show, Albany Gallery, Cardiff.
2002 Hans Brincter Trophy Prize Exhibition, Amsterdam.


Wales Regional Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, 2016.
Eversheds Purchase Prize, 2003.

Press / Publications

2008 - Review, The Metro, David Trigg (29th October).
2003 - The Western Mail, Alf Gooding (13th August).