Colin Thomas was born in Aberystwyth, Wales and currently lives in Telford, Shropshire

1980: Winner of reportage section of Granada Television Photography competition.
1982: Founder member of Wrexham Documentary Photography group.
1982: Awarded bursary by Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool to complete a series of photographs documenting leisure activities in Wrexham, North Wales.
1983: Free Studio group exhibition, Open Eye, Liverpool
1983: Wrexham Event exhibited at Open Eye, Liverpool
1987: Selection from Home Truths included in group touring exhibition, North West Arts, Oldham Art Gallery, Open Eye Liverpool, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
1988: Featured in Granada TV arts program highlighting the work of the Documentary Photography Archive
1998: Joined Heritage Independent Photographers
2001: Hednesford 2000 group exhibition, Heritage Centre, Hednesford, Staffs
2005: Retrospective exhibition, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
2007: Shropshire Days exhibition, Telford, Shropshire
2008: Joined Marches Independent Photography group
2008: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, Gateway, Shrewsbury
2009: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, Discovery Centre, Craven Arms
2010: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, Qube, Oswestry
2011: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, Theatre Severn and The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
2011: Telford Open Art Competition - View from Hell's Gate, The Wrekin
2012: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, The Edge, Much Wenlock
2013: W-CA Contemporary Landscape Photography. Group exhibition, Worcester City Gallery & Museum
2014: Marches Independent Photography group exhibition, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Shropshire
2014: Featured Artist - IRIS Artistic Platform http://www.irisartisticplatform.com/
2015: 'Wrexham Leisure' book published by Cafe Royal Books - http://www.caferoyalbooks.com/
26 February - 19 June 2016: 'Harness Your Hiraeth' Exhibition at Oriel Wrexham
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