Christine Kinsey was Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Co-founder of Artists and Designers in Wales Association, Artistic Advisor to Cardiff City Council on the re-development of Cardiff City Centre between 1968 and 1976. She worked as an artist and teacher with underprivileged children on the Dutch/French Island of St Maarten and Nevis in the Caribbean between 1976 and 1980.

Since her return to Wales in 1981 she has lived and worked in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Her work has been shown in five national and four international solo touring exhibitions and she has work in collections in Belgium, the Caribbean, Catalonia, Eire, England, Lithuania, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales, U.S.A. Her work is represented in National Collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport, Gwent.

Christine is the recipient of numerous awards including the Arts Council of Wales’ Mainline Production and Development Grant. She has initiated, curated and organised Exhibitions and Festivals which have included collaborative work by artists and writers including META a touring exhibition featuring collaborative work by poets and painters, which was exhibited in five venues including Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania in conjunction with the Poetry Spring Festival. Paintings from her series ‘Llais / Voice’ were exhibited in the Opera House, Vilnius and at Sofa Gallery, Druskininkai, Lithuania in partnership with Menna Elfyn as part of the Poetic Fall Arts Festival as well as curating and organising the R.S. Thomas 100th Anniversary Festival and Exhibition, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Gwynedd. She has been awarded the role of Honorary Fellow at the Metropolitan University, Swansea and Visiting Research Fellow in the Feminist Theology and Art Forum, Institute of Theological Partnerships, Winchester University, Winchester.

Christine Kinsey has published three books; Imaging the Imagination – An exploration of the relationship between the image and the word in the art of Wales, which she initiated and co-edited with Dr Ceridwen Lloyd–Morgan published in 2005 by Gwasg Gomer. She is the curator and editor of HON Artistiaid Benywaidd Yng Nghymru / Women Artists in Wales published by the H’mm Foundation in 2022. Her book Truth, Lies & Alibis – Images and Words by Christine Kinsey was published by the H’mm Foundation in 2023.

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