Christopher Shurrock

Research into perception, colour and drawn structures continues*, developing from the 1960’s exhibiting with colleagues, Axiom Gallery, London and Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff and later extensively in group, thematic and individual exhibitions, more recently in ‘studies, chance & intention’, Cabinet 2007, & ‘Drawing MMX2’ Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff 2012

*‘...superficial appearances and mechanisms can delude with too much arbitrary stuff, integral content is often fragile, co-incidence is not necessarily proof, the recurring dilemma is what really needs to be shown...’


Appointed to Cardiff College of Art in 1962. Senior Lecturer & Director of Cardiff Foundation Course until 1991. Sometime Lecturer with the Cardiff Open Art School. Visiting Lecturer with other Institutions.

Art Advisor to University Settlement, Barton Hill, Bristol 1961-1962, continuing in Honorary capacity.

Clevedon Evening Institute, Lecturer in painting part-time 1958-1959

Permanent public collections include:-

Contemporary Art Society of Wales

National Museum of Wales

National Gallery of Slovakia, Bratislava

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

University, College and Local Authority & Private Collections

Qualifications & Education

University College Cardiff /Cardiff College of Art, Art Teachers’ Diploma (Dist) 1960

West of England College of Art, 1955-1959 Intermediate with lithography & National Diploma in Painting (Special)

Bristol Cathedral School

Westbury Park School

Born Bristol 1939


Current memberships:- 56Group Wales/ Gr?p 56 Cymru, Royal West of England Academy

Earlier:- Print Makers Council and Welsh Group.

Further information regarding work and occasional publications please contact:-

Christopher Shurrock 9 Min-y-Nant, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF14 6JR

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