Christine Kinsey was Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Chapter Workshops and Centre for the Arts, 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 – 1976. She then worked as artist and teacher on the Dutch/French Island of St Maarten, Caribbean.
Since her return to Wales in 1980, Christine has lived and worked in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. She has had three national and three international solo touring exhibitions, and has exhibited and has paintings in collections in Belgium, Caribbean, Catalonia, Eire, England, Lithuania, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales, U.S.A. Her work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; Glyn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea; Contemporary Art Society of Wales, Cardiff; Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport, Gwent.
Christine initiated and curated 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 2002. Paintings from her series ‘Llais’ were exhibited in the Opera House, Vilnius in 2000, and at Sofa Gallery, Druskininkai, Lithuania in partnership with Menna Elfyn as part of the Poetic Fall Arts Festival 2003.
The book ‘Imaging the Imagination: an exploration of the relationship between the image and the word in the art of Wales’, which Christine initiated and co-edited with Dr Ceridwen Lloyd–Morgan, was published in 2005 by Gwasg Gomer Press. She is an Honorary Research Fellow to the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea and Visiting Research Fellow, Feminist Liberation Theologies, Institute of Theological Partnerships, University of Winchester.
Christine is the recipient of numerous awards and was awarded The Arts Council of Wales’ Mainline Production and Development Grant 2010 / 2011. During 2012/14 to celebrate the Centenary of R.S. Thomas, she initiated and curated the exhibition ‘Correspondences: Contemporary painting in response to the life and writing of R.S. Thomas’ which was commissioned and hosted by Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Gwynedd, Wales.