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— Biography of Andrew Christofides

Andrew Christofides is a Sydney based artist who works across both painting and drawing.  His interests lie in the visual languages of Abstraction, and in particular Geometric Abstraction, with strong influences from early Renaissance painting and early European Abstraction and Modernism.  He has been exhibiting in Australia and internationally since 1974.

Born in Cyprus in 1946, Christofides moved to Australia as a small child with his family in 1951.  He studied Economics at the University of New South Wales from 1968 – 71 and traveled to Cyprus and the United Kingdom where he lived between 1974 and 1982.  He completed studies in Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting (1974 – 75) and the Chelsea School of Art (1975 – 78) in London, after which he received a Rome Scholarship and a studio residency at the British School in Rome (1978 – 79). This was followed by the Picker fellowship in Painting at Kingston Polytechnic in London (1979 – 80). In 1993 he completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at the University of New South Wales.

He has lectured in painting and drawing at both Reading University and Canterbury College of Art in the UK, and was Head of Drawing at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, from 2003 – 2012.

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.