Christine McCauley MA RCA
Current and on-going themes in my work are the impact the past has on the present, the relationship of time
and place, identity and memory, the transcultural experiences caused by war, colonisation and migration,
alternative and feminist history.
When making work the material quality of the object and the processes by which it was made are important.
The historical resonance of the medium, the evocative use of type & letterform and the time-consuming nature
of the process reflect the embedding of form and idea. For me the meaning of an object is encoded as much in
its construction as in its finished visual identity, the process of creating the piece is integral to my artistic
2019. Peterloo. Small Publishers Fair Conway Hall London. Bound Book fair Whitworth Gallery Manchester.
2018. Forgotten Women, South Park Street Cemetery Calcutta. Shown: Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge & multiple book fairs.
2017. Mist. missed. Shown: Book Art Biennial. Minnesota Centre for Book Arts. USA.
2014. Nagaland. borders boundaries belonging. Shown: The Itinerant Illustrator, Srishti School of Art, Design &
Technology. Bangalore / The book: Materiality & Make. London Gallery West / Kaleid. The Art Academy.
2011. Traces, trails & remnants. Shown: ‘Place Identity Memory’. Dumfries & Stranraer. Scotland / The book:
Materiality & Make. London Gallery West / Museum Gallery. REME Arborfield. Buckinghamshire.
Public. Bodleian Library Oxford, John Rylands Library, University of Glasgow Library.
Museum of London. Corporate, Robert Kimbell Associates. Private, Numerous
2018. Decriminalising Ornament. Illustration Research Conference. Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge.
2017. Book Art Biennial. Minnesota Centre for Book Arts. USA. Special Merit Honoree.
2014. The Itinerant Illustrator, 5th International Illustration Research Event. Srishti School of Art, Design &
Technology. Bangalore. Invited.
2014 The book: Materiality & Make. London Gallery West. Curator / exhibitor.
2014 Kaleid. The Art Academy. Borough, London. Selected exhibition of Artists who do books.
2012 ‘The function of Folk’. Ethnographic Museum, Krakow Poland.
2009 ‘Place Identity Memory’. Dumfries & Stranraer. Scotland. Selected International, book arts exhibition.
2009. ‘Men at War’, Site specific work. Gregynog Hall, Powys.
2008 ‘New Research’, London Gallery West. Work of new researchers. University of Westminster.
2006 ‘Harrow Contemporary’, London Gallery West. Selected show. University of Westminster.
2005 ‘Alumni’, Liverpool College of Art, Hope St. Liverpool. Selected exhibition. graduates of the School of
2003 ‘The View’. Waterstones, Piccadilly, London & Orleans House, Richmond, London. Selected, exhibition &
2001 ‘Urban Perspectives’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Invited artists
2000 ‘Affordable Arts Fair.’ Battersea Park, London. Selected work of Royal College of Art alumni.
1999 ‘Londinium to London’. A T Kearney, Berkeley Sq, London. Exhibition & Catalogue, Invited. 1999 ‘Urban
Landscapes’, Artmonsky Arts, Boundary Rd. London. Exhibition of invited artists
1998 ‘Royal Society of Portrait Painters’. Mall Galleries, London.
1995 & 1994 ‘Pastels Today’. Mall Galleries, London. Selected Exhibition
1994 ‘Rexel, Derwent, Drawing Competition’, Cheltenham School of Art. Selected
1993 ‘Art at the Centre’, Britannia Street, London.
1990 ‘ANA Open’, Stratford, London. Curator / contributor.
1993 ‘The Guardian, Art for Sale’, Whiteleys, Bayswater, London. Selected Exhibition and Magazine 1991 ‘Four
Artists’, Tom Allen Centre, Stratford, London. Curator / contributor.
1989 ‘Women Artists Slide Library’, Fulham Palace, London. Selected Exhibition.
1984 ‘Cover Story’, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London. Selected Exhibition of feminist publishing
1982. ‘Sainsbury’s Images For Today’ (Award Winner) Graves Gallery, Sheffield.
1980 ‘Whitechapel Open’. Whitechapel High St. London E1.
1980 ‘Summer Show’. The Royal Academy. London.
2011 ‘Traces trails and Remnants’. Museum Gallery. REME Arborfield. Buckinghamshire.
2006/7 ‘Bedtime Stories’, Museum Gallery. REME Arborfield. Buckinghamshire.
1998 ‘City’, Barbican Centre, London.
1997 ‘Escape’, The Limelight, Lewisham, London.
1996 ‘The Time & The Place’, Seymour Gallery, Totnes.
2018 Doyennes of Decoration. Illustration research Conference. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
2014 Contested Spaces & Disputed Narratives. 5th International Illustration Research Event. Srishti School of
Art, Design & Technology. Bangalore.
2012 ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’, War and Memory Conference, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw.
2012 ‘Frontier Lands’, Ruskin Public History Group. Bishopsgate, London.
2011 ‘Remembrance’ Seminar. Memorial Arboretum. Staffordshire
2010 ‘Design principles and Practice’, Chicago.
2009 ‘Men at War: Masculinities, Identities, Cultures’. Invited exhibitor and speaker. International Conference.
Gregynog Hall, Powys.
2009 Remembrance Commemoration and Memorials’. Participant. International Seminar. National Memorial
2007 ‘Radical & Popular Pasts’. Invited exhibitor and speaker. International Conference. Public History. Ruskin
PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
2011 ‘Lest we Forget’, Contributor, Published by The History Press.
2011 Magic Power Presence contemporary interpretations. Iris.
Spare Rib Magazine & publications,
Womens Artists Diary.
Routledge Keegan Paul.
Royal College of Art. London. MA RCA
Liverpool College of Art. Liverpool. BA (Hons)
Liverpool College of Art. Foundation.