My practice is rooted in abstraction, taking in my experience of working with older 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 http://openstudiosfife.co.uk/artist/193
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) http://northings.com/2011/11/07/tumim-and-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) http://www.rach-art.org.uk/Tumimandprendergast.htm. 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.
2018 North Fife Open Studios. http://openstudiosfife.co.uk/artist/193
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.
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 http://rachelmarsdenwords.wordpress.com
2010 Axis project Travelling Moleskine contributor to "Americana"- video 2011 http://www.axisweb.org/moleskine, Travelling/ Axis
2005 "Constellation" Drawing commission for 'Tullimentan' show case for the Arts in Orkney, The Pier Arts Centre.
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. http://www.unexpectedembroidery.com/
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.