ABOUT

Christine Thomas is a fine artist with a  multi-disciplinary practice and often works  with textiles.  Her areas of interest include Neurodivergence, Domesticity, Relationships and her work takes a feminist perspective. 

She uses practice led research methodology to inform of her experimental processes with materials , her work explores concepts of environment and place. Christine is Audhd – Autistic and Adhd and her most recent work has been exploring the neurocomplexity of her internal and external experiences of the environment and social interactions. 

She has experience of managing and delivering community arts projects and works as a freelance community artist alongside her own fine art practice. Christine is also a member of the Spaces Places Arts Research Group at the University of Derby. 

Christine has worked for a wide range of organisations as a facilitator, mentor and explores how creativity can be used to improve Self-Esteem, Confidence and Well-being in vulnerable people with enduring conditions. 

Community projects:-

Engagement Manager, Animate Projects (current)

Event Co-Ordinator, Arts Derbyshire

Midland Maker Challenge, Museum of Making.

Ty Pawb, Wrexham – Criw Celf Textiles Lead Artist.

PGR Support & Development Workshops, University of Derby.

Beaudesert Care Farm – Beaudesert Eco Arts Trail, Arts Project Lead. 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Neurodivergent Communication and But You Don’t Look, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham

I wonder, I wander Art Installation, Morris Stanford Foundation, Las Vegas

Lake Loop, Nevada State University, Nevada, US

Plas Bodfa, Bodfa Continuum, Llangoed, Anglesey

Gaslight Art, Online Exhibition

MA Fine Art Exhibition, University of Derby

Wirksworth Arts Festival

M.A.M (Mother Artist Mother) Banks’s Mill, Derby

Desperate Artwives, Vibe Gallery, London

Desperate Artwives, 5h Edition, Lower Marsh, London.

Aesthetics of Africa, Pickfords House, Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Artemisia Gentileschi Symposium, Leicester

Solo Exhibition – The Crompton Art Pub, Derby

Residency  
Neurodivergent Artists Residency, Backlit & Quad

Artist’s Residency, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth.

Artist in Residence, Arboretum Park, Derby

 
Conferences
‘Love you to Death’ by Vanessa Engle, Film Screening & Discussion Panel, Organised by Dr Teresa Forde & Dr Maria Photiou, University of Derby & Derby Quad Collage Workshop with Dr Teresa Forde – Wonder Woman for President 2022, 50 Years of Kick Ass Feminism Domestic Abuse, Rurality and Liminal Spaces  (Presenter), PGR Arts & Humanities Conference, University of Derby  
Awards

a-n Time Space Money Bursary, 2020

First Exhibition Platform awarded from the University of Derby & The Furthest from the Sea Gallery, Derby in 2020

Network Rail & Transition Belper, Best Community Art Project Winner

a-n Go and See Bursary in collaboration with Andrew Martyn Sugars (Exploring art in rural locations)

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