Approved: 03.01.2018

Christopher Prendergast


Approved: 03.01.2018

My practice is rooted in abstraction, taking in my experience of working with people in care. I am interested in different kinds of realities and creating spaces that are surreal and imagined.

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My practice is rooted in abstraction, taking in my experience of working with people in care. I am interested in different kinds of realities and creating spaces that are surreal and imagined.

CV & Education



CV and Education
1985   BA Fine Art - Painting.  Falmouth School of Art Cornwall.

2018 North Fife Open Studios

2017  August to September – The September Issue - exhibiting artwork in Suttie Art Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

2017  Taking part in WASPS Open Studios October 28th-31st

1988  to present - Self Employed Artist (working names:-Matilda Tumim, Christil Trumpet and Tumim & Prendergast)

2016  Resume solo artist career as Christopher Prendergast

2015  to present  - working in studio 408, WASPS, Meadowmill, Dundee

2003 - 2015  Formation of artist collaborative, Christil Trumpet / Tumim & Prendergast

2015 to present –  living in north Fife

1989 -2015 - Lived in  Stromness, Orkney


2018  Social Care Officer, respite unit for people with a physical disability, Dundee.

15.05.06 to 15.05.07 - Artist in Residence,   Papdale Primary School,  Kirkwall Orkney.

2004 - 2006 - Social Care Worker, supported accommodation young adults, Orkney.

2002 - 2004 - Social Care Worker, residential home for children and young people, Orkney

1998 to 2002 - Social Care Worker, Residential Home for Older People, Orkney.

Public commissions Tumim and Prendergast
2012   73 LEAVES - Wall mounted commission.  The National Council for Voluntary       Organisations (NCVO), Main entrance NCVO Headquarters, Islington, London.
2012   Balfour Hospital and Peedie Sea Centre Art Commission, Appointed by Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust (GHAT), Orkney
2008   2nd Floor Lift Lobby, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) Permanent installation created through collaboration with primary school children, patients and staff.
2008   'Wallflowers' playground commission in the nursery courtyard, St. Margaret's Hope Primary School, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
2007   'Root', Paper sculpture - Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall Orkney.
2006   Consequence - pARTners (Scottish Arts Council) commission - eight large site -specific paintings from a one year residency at Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Solo Exhibitions

2018   North Fife Open Studios.
2011   RETRIEVE Limousine Bull Aberdeen.
2009   Small Volumes (Showcase artists) Timespan Helmsdale North Scotland.
2007   A Year of Consequence The Orkney Museum Kirkwall Orkney.
2007   CONSEQUENCES - The Pier Arts Centre Stromness Orkney.
2006   COUPLING The Peedie Gallery Arts Development Office Orkney Island Council.
2005   WEDDED Public Library Stromness Orkney.
2004   FOUL FLORA WEIRD WAVES The Loft Gallery Orkney.

Group Exhibitions
2012   Bread & Roses Motorcade Flash Parade Bristol.
2012   Embroidered Narratives Bank Street Arts Sheffield.
2011   73 LEAVES Installation SSA Annual Exhibition The Royal Scottish Academy.
2011   Open Windows St Magnus Festival exhibition Orkney.

2009   Open Call  "Impossible Exchange" Curators Fillipa Oliviera & Miguel Amado - Frieze Art Fair London.
2009   Travelling Light WW and Pharos Galleries London and Venice Biennale.
2008   Last Post Corsespace Aberdeenshire.
2007   CAMP Churchill Barrier no.4. Artist Collective ‘Untitled.’
2007   SHRINE  Artist Collective ‘Untitled’ Curated projects.
2004  WAVE Studio Installation Stromness Orkney.

2007  Celebration of Tumim Prendergast's Residency. A musical response to 'Consequence'  Papdale Primary School - St. Magnus Festival.

2006  pARTners Artists in Residence  Scottish Arts Council Papdale Primary School, Orkney.

Commissions and Projects
2011  Inclusion of "Promise" in "Words are all we have", Rachel Marsden curator-researcher-writer 
2010  Axis project  Travelling Moleskine contributor to "Americana"- video 2011, Travelling/ Axis

2005   "Constellation"  Drawing commission for 'Tullimentan' show case for the Arts in Orkney, The Pier Arts Centre.

School Projects
2009  "Hippo Dreams of Camel Trekking in Morocco" Glaitness Primary School Orkney.
2008   Nursery playground commission  St Margaret's Hope Primary School Orkney.
2008   "Favourite Things" doodles and jigsaw artworks for Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH) with Glaitness Primary School Orkney.

2011  Hoopla  The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prain. Tumim & Prendergast are featured in a chapter titled ‘The poetic Stitch’. The embroidered work "hippo traveller" is used for book cover image.
2009  Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital - Artworks 2 - a book celebrating the hospital's artwork programme.
2008  Illustration of artwork in an Orkney Anthology of Poetry.