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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

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester
2016 The Discerning Eye, prize winner, Mall Galleries, London
2016 164 Annual Open Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2016 Spectrum, PS Mirabel, Manchester
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
2014 Christopher Holloway, solo show at Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff
2013 Summer, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
2012 Christopher Holloway, solo show at Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
2010 Christmas Show, Oriel Canvas Gallery, Cardiff
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
2006 Figure in Wales, Campbells of London, London
2005 Drawing Out the City, Bay Art, Cardiff
2005 Blooms, Galanthus Gallery, Hereford
2005 Flower Business, Washington Gallery, Penarth
2004 Christmas Show, The Washington Gallery, Penarth
2004 New Artists Show, Albany Gallery, Cardiff
2002 Hans Brinker Trophy Prize Exhibition, Amsterdam


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

Press / Publications

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