Approved: 04.01.2018

Matilda Tumim

Artist

Approved: 04.01.2018

Three decades since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art/ painting from the Royal College of Art - with a professional background comprising decades of gallery exhibiting, public art commissions, residencies and public engagement with my partner, Chris Prendergast  – I am now working as a solo artist again, creating miniature artworks and setting them in context of a flexible wall

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Biography

Three decades since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art/ painting from the Royal College of Art - with a professional background comprising decades of gallery exhibiting, public art commissions, residencies and public engagement with my partner, Chris Prendergast  – I am now working as a solo artist again, creating miniature artworks and setting them in context of a flexible wall installation, using, pencil, paint, felt-tip pens, stitch, collage and painted objects.

CV & Education

Curriculum Vitae – Matilda Tumim (BA, MA RCA)

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 Matilda Tumim

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

2003 -2015  Formation of artist collaborative, Christil Trumpet / Tumim & Prendergast
http://www.axisweb.org/p/tumimandprendergast/#artwork

2015 to present –  living in north Fife

1989 -2015 - Lived in a Stromness, Orkney

2016 to present - owner of Stackaldbrae self catering business – Orkney
http://selfcatering-stromness.co.uk/

2016  – lay member of Programme Board -Our Voice – https://www.ourvoice.scot/our-voice

2014 to present – selected to be a Public Partner for Healthcare Improvement Scotland
http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/about_us/involving_the_public.aspx

2013-2016 – NRAS Scottish Ambassador 

2014 – June - Guest Speaker at EULAR, Paris – subject: Telemedicine for Rheumatology

2004-9 – elected visual arts representative, Orkney Arts Forum

Education
1986 -88 - Post Graduate Fine Art - Painting, The Royal College of Art, London 
1982 -85 - Fine Art Degree, Falmouth School of Art 
1981-82 – Art Foundation, Chelsea School of Art

Solo exhibitions (Tumim & Prendergast)
2014 – on permanent display at the Balfour Hospital and Peedie Sea Children’s Centre, Orkney
2012 - 73 LEAVES, For permanent display at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Kings Cross, London
2011 – RETRIEVE, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen 
2009 - Small Volumes (Showcase artists), Timespan, Helmsdale, North Scotland 
2008 – Anecdotal Evidence - on permanent display at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH)
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, Stromness Public Library, Stromness, Orkney 
2004 - FOUL FlORA, WEIRD WAVES, The Loft Gallery, St.Margaret's Hope, Orkney 
1988-2003 (@Matilda Tumim) Hearts and Minds, St Magnus Festival exhibition, Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall.  Bleddfa Centre, Wales. Black Pig Gallery, Kirkwall.  Blue Gallery, London.  Piccadilly Gallery, London. The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.  Paton Gallery London.  Jean Wainwright Gallery, London. 

Group exhibitions (Tumim & Prendergast)
2016 – Pier Arts Centre Christmas Show
2016 – Portraits at Northlight Gallery, Stromness 
2012 - Bread & Roses, Motorcade Flash Parade, Bristol 
2012 - Embroidered Narratives, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield 
2011 - 73 LEAVES - an installation, the SSA annual exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy
2011 - Open Windows, Stromness - a St Magnus Festival exhibition, J.B Rosey's drapery shop window 
2009 - TRAVELLING LIGHT, WW and Pharos Galleries, London and Venice Biennale 
2009 - Open Call - "Impossible Exchange", Curators Fillipa Oliviera & Miguel Amado - Frieze Art Fair, London 
2008  - Last Post, Corsespace, Aberdeenshire 
2007 - CAMP, Churchill Barrier no.4. , Orkney 2007 - SHRINE, UNTITLED visual artists group, Stromness Curated projects 
2004 - Wave, Studio Installation, Outertown, Stromness, Orkney Live/Performance

Artist talks 
2010 - Talk about our collaborative art practice - threads and leaves , Heriot Watt School of Textiles, Galashiels 
2008 - A walk around artists' talk, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney 
2007 - Celebration of Christil Trumpet’s residency - musical response to 'Consequence' paintings, Papdale Primary School, St. Magnus Festival, The atrium of Papdale School, Kirkwall, Orkney 
2006 - Presentation - "Professional Practice and Crossover", Highlands & Islands Visual Arts Gathering - Hi~Arts, The Macphail Centre, Ullapool 

Residencies 
2006 - pARTners Artists in Residence - Scottish Arts Council, Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall Orkney 

Private commissions 
2007 - "The Gallant Weaver" - choral settings of words by Robert Burns, CD cover artwork and design, To be widely distributed (see http://www.mayfield-singers.org/ for more details) 
2005 - "Constellation"- A drawing commission for 'Tullimentan' show case for the Arts in Orkney 
2005, The Pier Arts Centre, Touring around Orkney 

Public commissions 
2012 - 73 LEAVES, For permanent display at 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 
2011 - Inclusion of "Promise" in "Words are all we have", Rachel Marsden curator-researcher-writer http://rachelmarsdenwords.wordpress.com , Birmingham 
2010 - Axis project - Travelling Moleskine contributor to "Americana"- video 
2008 - 2nd Floor Lift Lobby, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) http://www.rach-art.org.uk/Tumimandprendergast.htm., A permanent installation created through collaboration with primary school children, patients and staff 
2008 - 'Wallflowers' artworks project in the nursery courtyard , St. Margaret's Hope Primary School, South Ronaldsay, Orkney 2007 - 'Root', Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall Orkney 2006 - Consequence - pARTners (Scottish Arts Council) commission - eight large site specific paintings , Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall, Orkney Projects 
2008 - Nursery Playground artwork project, St Margaret's Hope Primary School nursery playground, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Educational experience - primary 2009 - "Hippo Dreams of Camel Trekking in Morocco", Glaitness Primary School, Kirkwall, Orkney 
2008 - "Favourite Things" doodles and jigsaw artworks for RACH, Glaitness Primary School, Kirkwall, Orkney 
2007 - http://wm1.stv.tv/020507art.wmv , STV - North Tonight, Scotland Educational experience - tertiary 
2010 - Art/ Science Vignettes - research, Heriot Watt School of Textiles, Gallashiels, Scotland

Publications 
2011 - Hoopla - The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prain. Tumim & Prendergast are featured and their "hippo traveller" used as cover image. http://www.unexpectedembroidery.com/ 
2011, Axis - http://www.axisweb.org/moleskine, Travelling/ Axis Educational experience - early years 
2009 - Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital - Artworks 2 - a book celebrating the hospital's ongoing artwork programme 
2008 - Illustration of artwork in an Orkney Anthology of Poetry

Date of Birth
Born in London 07.01.1963