King Street Gallery on William

Andrew Christofides

Andrew Christofides was born in Cyprus in 1946 and migrated to Australia with his family in 1951. He studied Commerce, majoring in Economics at The University of N.S.W. (1968 – 71), and then moved to Canberra working as a research economist in the Taxation Office. In early 1974 he travelled to Cyprus and then to London where he lived, from 1974 to 1982. After completing 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, 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).

He has lectured in painting and drawing at numerous colleges of art in the United Kingdom and Sydney and was Head of Drawing at The College of Fine Arts (2003 – 2012).

Since 1974 he has had 35 solo exhibitions in New York, London, and Rome, as well as in Australia, in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne. Since 1978 he has been included in over 140 group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas, including numerous museum and institution exhibits. Andrew has had nine solo exhibitions with King Street since joining the gallery in 1997.

He is represented in public, institutional, corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. His studio practice encompasses painting, drawing and relief constructions; he currently lives and works in Sydney, where he has occupied his current studio for the past 27 years.

Andrew Christofides

Exhibitions

Films

Andrew Christofides in conversation with Paul McGillick

In this video, Andrew discusses his return, with his family, to Cyprus in 1974 and the impact that country has had on his work.

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2018
Towards intuition King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2016/17
Andrew Christofides Abstraction – from the collection, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2016
New work King Street Gallery on William

2015
Grid, structure, space Charles Nodrum Gallery
Abstraction X 3 Nancy Sever Gallery Canberra

2012
Relief constructions and works on paper King Street Gallery on William

2010
New Work King Street Gallery on William

2009
Constructions Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

2008
New work King Street Gallery on William

2007
Andrew Christofides a survey 1982-2006 Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong

2006
New work king street gallery on burton, Sydney
New Work Robert Steele Gallery, New York

2004
Odyssey king street gallery on burton

2003
New paintings Robert Steele Gallery

2002
Works on paper Charles Nodrum Gallery

2001
New paintings & works on paper king street gallery on burton

2000
New paintings & works on paper Robert Steele Gallery, New York

1999
New work king street gallery on burton
Recent work Robert Steele Gallery, Adelaide

1998
Charles Nodrum Gallery

1997
king street gallery on burton
Anima Gallery, Adelaide

1996
The Cut Gallery, London

1995
The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
Charles Nodrum Gallery
Solander Gallery, Canberra

1994
The Beatty Gallery

1992
Charles Nodrum Gallery

1989
The Painters Gallery, Sydney

1988
The Painters Gallery

1986
The Painters Gallery

1980
House Gallery, London

1979
British Academy, Rome

1978
Chelsea School of Art Gallery, London

Group exhibitions [selected]

2019
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William Sydney

2017
Artist Profile Australasian Painters Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
timeFRAME Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne

2016/17
Visions of Utopia Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW

2016
Cultural conversations travelling Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney
Collected II Wangaratta Art Gallery, Vic
Visions of Utopia Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
Into abstraction Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
Quiddity RMIT University Art Gallery, Melbourne
In the field Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
Andrew Christofides’ abstraction: from the MRAG Collection Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW

2015
Little pictures and sculptures Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Grid: Matrix Module Myth Langford Gallery 120, Melbourne
Summer exhibition Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra

2014
Abstraction 13 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
30th anniversary group show Charles Nodrum Gallery
Dark Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Melbourne
Perceptions of space: Justin Collection Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
The democracy of drawing Airspace Projects, Sydney

2013
Last but not least King Street Gallery on William
Factory 49 @ Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Artist’ Books, Limited Editions and Art Monographs from Australia, Kunst-Und Abstraction 12 Charles Nodrum Gallery
Drawing now Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Works on paper Charles Nodrum Gallery
Looking forward King Street Gallery on William

2012
Works on paper Charles Nodrum Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair Charles Nodrum Gallery
Recent acquisitions Wangaratta Art Gallery, Vic
The big picture King Street Gallery on William
Square one Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
Non objective present Langford Gallery 120, Melbourne
Abstraction 11 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

2011
Field work: abstraction and the permanent collection Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Together in harmony Korea Foundation Cultural centre, Seoul Korea
Together in harmony Korean and Australian Artists, BOM Gallery, Seoul Korea
Abstraction 10 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Christmas show King Street Gallery on William

Collections

American University, Cairo, Egypt
Art Bank, Australia
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Vic
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
Axes Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Vic
Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery
Department of Immigration, Canberra
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
New Zealand Insurance, Sydney
Philip Cox & Partners, Sydney
Phillip Institute, Melbourne
Qantas Collection, Australia
RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld
University of Central Queensland
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Sydney University Union, Sydney
The Rare Books Collection, Monash University, Melbourne
The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
The State Library of NSW
Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, Vic
Wollongong City Gallery, NSW

Towards intuition 2018

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Relief constructions and works on paper 2012

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Andrew Christofides 2012 Review by Dr Andrew Frost

theartlife.com.au

16 November 2012

The sounds of silence by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Indesign Issue #38

September - November 2012

A snapshot: Master of abstract by

UNSW Graduate Review

Summer/ Autumn 1998

Staying alert to change by Blair French

Art Monthly Australia pg. 28

1 August 1997

Memories, refrences and conceits by Christopher Allen

Art Monthly Australia pg. 6-7

March 1997

Feature by Bruce James

Sydney Morning Herald

January 1996

An antidote to creeping craft by Felicity Fenner

ARTS, Sydney Morning Herald

23 September 1994

Circle / Line / Square - Aspects of geometry by Margaret Meager

State of the Art: NSW Regional

September 1994

Sublimity to Ridicule by Elwyn Lynn

The Weekend Review, The Australian

November 1993

Report from Australia: Winter Walkabout by Robert Berlind

Art in America Publication 1993

30 May 1992

Exploring relationships, essentials and harmony by Susanna Short

Arts and Entertainment, Sydney Morning Herald

22 March 1985

Abstracts fail to raise the status of symbols by Terence Maloon

ART, Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday 13 April 1985