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Andrew Christofides

1946
Born, Nicosia, Cyprus
1951
Arrived in Australia

Studies & Employment

2003-12
Head of Drawing, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1988-12
Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
1990-93
M.F.A., College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
1982-88
Part time lecturer, St. George & Gymea TAFE, Sydney
1980-81
Part time lecturer, Reading University, Canterbury College of Art & Bristol Polytechnic, England
1979-80
Awarded Picker Fellowship in Painting, Kinston Polytechnic, London
1978-79
Awarded Abbey Major Scholarship, British School, Rome
1975-78
B.A. (Honours) Chelsea School of Art, London
1974-75
Byam Shaw School of Drawing & Painting, London
1972-73
Research Analyst, Commonwealth Taxation Office, Canberra
1967-71
B. Com (Economics), University of New South Wales, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2012
Relief Constructions and Works on Paper King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2010
New Work King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2009
Constructions Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2008
New Work King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
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, Sydney
2003
New Paintings Robert Steele Gallery, New York
2002
Works on Paper Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2001
new paintings & works on paper king Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
2000
New Paintings & Works on Paper Robert Steele Gallery, New York
1999
new work king Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Recent Work Robert Steele Gallery, Adelaide
1998
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1997
King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Anima Gallery, Adelaide
1996
The Cut Gallery, London
1995
The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Solander Gallery, Canberra
1994
The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
1992
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1989
The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1988
The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1986
The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1980
House Gallery, London
1979
The British School, Rome
1978
Chelsea School of Art Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Abstraction 13 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Dark Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
30th Anniversary Group Show Charles Nodrum gallery, Melbourne
The Democracy of Drawing Airspace Projects, Sydney
2013
Last but not Least King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Factory 49 @ Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Drawing Now Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Abstraction 12 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Looking Forward King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2012
Works on Paper Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
The Big picture King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Square One Wollongong City gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
Non Objective Present Langford Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Abstraction 10 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Last Show of the Year King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Field Work: abstraction and the permanent collection Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, New South Wales
Together in Harmony Korea Foundation Cultural centre, Seoul Korea
Together in Harmony Korean and Australian Artists, BOM Gallery, Seoul Korea
2010
Everything and Nothing King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Abstraction – Form + Content Cowwarr Art Space Cowwarr, Victoria
The Catalano Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria
2009
Quiet Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Little Pictures Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2008
Compositions King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Freestyle Books Artist books from the Collection State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
Rubik, 54 works by 54 artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2007
To Experience Abstraction Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
Five x Five Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Abstraction 6 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2006
Libris Awards: The Australian Artists Book Prize Mackay Regional Gallery, Mackay, Queensland
2004
As We See It Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Works on Paper Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
The Affordable Art Fair Pier 92, Robert Steele Gallery, New York
2003
Works on paper Delmar Gallery, Sydney
The Affordable Art Fair Pier 92, Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Small Wonders Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Placemark COFA Gallery, Sydney
Redlands Westpac Invitational Exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney
2002
A Silver Lining & A New Beginning Ivan Dougherty Gallery
Contemporary Australian Art Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Salon 2002 Abstract Painting, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Charles Nodrum at Studio 91B, Studio 91B Gallery, Adelaide
Pleasureland New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
A silver lining and a new beginning Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Summer Group Exhibition Robert Steele Gallery, New York
2001
Creative Madness Volvo Gallery, Sydney
Works on paper: Andrew Christofides with Melissa Richards & Jim Thalassoudis Robert Steele Gallery, New York
The Last show of the Year King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Less is More Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2000-03
We are Australian touring to numerous public venues throughout Australia and overseas
2000
Melbourne Art Fair 2000 Melbourne Exhibition Building, King Street Gallery, Melbourne
Marking Time COFA Gallery, Sydney
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
The last show of the year King Street Gallery, Sydney
Gallery Artists Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Silverpoint acrylic and oil on Paper Robert Steele Gallery, New York
1999
On the Tiles Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney
Works on Paper Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery artists King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Collage Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
Shifting Currents Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1998-99
The Enduring Tradition: Drawings by Nine Contemporary Artists Toowoomba Regional Gallery and touring regional galleries throughout Queensland
1998
Optics Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney
The Niland Collection Penrith Regional & Lewers Bequest Gallery, Penrith, New South Wales
A fine line King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne Exhibition Building, King Street Gallery, Melbourne
Five Abstract Artists Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Last show of the year King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
1997
The Cut Group Show The Cut Gallery, London
Gallery Artists King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
1996-9
Non-Objective Presence Australian Galleries, Sydney & Melbourne
Gallery Artists King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
First Nights King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
1996-98
Flagging the Republic Sherman Galleries, Sydney (touring Regional Galleries in New South Wales, Tasmania & Victoria)
The Experience of Abstraction Wollongong City Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, New South Wales
Gallery Artists The Cut Gallery, London
1996
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1995
London Contemporary Art Fair Corr Contemporary Art, London
Interlude Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Past Shelf Life Meridian Gallery, Melbourne
Iron Sides Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1994-95
Circle, Line & Square-Aspects of Geometry Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Albury Regional Art Gallery, New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales
1994-96
New Prints-Eight Contemporary Artists New England Regional Art Museum, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Moree Plains Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales and Queensland
1994
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
1993-94
Approaches to the Sublime: the esoteric in painting Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Ipswich Gallery, Brisbane
1993
New Acquisitions New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
Virtu Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Canberra Contemporary Art Fair Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1992
Fidelity: 4 Abstract Artists New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
Manu et Mente Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1991
Gallery Artists Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Faber Castell Drawing Prize Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
25 Years of Screen Prints Larry Rawlings Studios, Melbourne
1990
New Faces Solander Gallery, Canberra
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne Exhibition Building, The Painters Gallery, Melbourne
1989
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
1988
Drawing Show 70 Arden Street Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists The Painters Gallery, Sydney
Wyatt, Odgers & Christofides The Painters Gallery, Sydney
First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, The Painters Gallery, Melbourne
Collectors Starter Kit D.C. Art, Sydney
1986
Pure Abstraction The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1985
The Subject of Painting Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1984
Painters & Sculptors The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1980
Rome Scholars 1970-80 South London Art Gallery, London
The House Construction Show House Gallery, London
Staff Exhibition Canterbury College of Art, Canterbury, England
1979
Rome Scholars British Academy, Rome
1978
Lubium Biennial Mantua, Italy

Collections

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

Bibliography

2012
Frost, Andrew: ‘Andrew Christofides 2012’, online review,, Nov 16, 2012, The Art Life, http://www.theartlife.com.au/2012/Andrew-christofides-2012
McGillick, Paul: ‘Conversation with Andrew Christofides’, online interview, Cultural Conversations, The Australian Centre for Oral History, http://www.cultconv.com/English/Conversations/Christofides_Andrew/HTML5/testimonybrowser.html
Frost, Joe: ‘Andrew Christofides’, Artist Profile, issue 20, pp.80-84
Flemming, Ivy: ‘Thinking Inside the Square’, The Illawarra Mercury, Sep 26, p35
Bithell, Garrett: ‘Number Crunching’, SX Magazine, Nov 5, 2010, p.23
2011
Allen, Christopher: ‘Abstraction Anchored in History’, The Australian, Nov 10, 2011
2010
‘Iconic works on display in drawing exhibition’, The Blue Mountains Gazette, Nov 3, 2010, p.47 De Lorenzo, Catherine, and Phillipa Hutchings:’Andrew Christofides Biography’online biography, 2010 Design & Art Australia online, http://www.daao.org.au/bio/andrew-christofides/biography/
2009
McGillick, Paul: ‘The Sounds of Silence’, Indesign issue 38, pp.63-65
2008
Karabenick, Julie: ‘Interview with Artist Andrew Christofides’, online interview, Sep, 2008, Geoform, http://www.geoform.net/interviews/an-interview-with-artist-andrew-christofides/
2007
Waterlow, Nick: catalogue forward for Andrew Christofides a survey, 1982-2006, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
Heathcote, Dr Christopher: ‘Map: Square: Grid – Metaphor and the Art of Andrew Christofides’, catalogue essay for Andrew Christofides a survey, 1982-2006, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
Waterlow, Nick: curator’s notes for Five x Five, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Colan, Luis, ’Andrew Christofides: New work’, online review, Jan 4, 2007, Luis Colan, http://luiscolan.blogspot.com.au/2007/01/andrew-christofides-new-work.html
2005
Kalina, Richard: ‘Down under no more’, Art In America, Apr 2005, pp.77-85
2004
Chubby, Ben, and Sunanda Creagh: ‘Comforting chessboards’ Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 24, 2004
2002
Backhouse, Megan: ‘Mapping Abstraction’, The Age, Jun 8, 2002
2001
Smith, Bernard, Terry Smith, and Christopher Heathcote: Australian Painting, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press
2000
Heathcote, Christopher: ‘Poetry and Order’, Monument Magazine, Issue 39, Dec/Jan 2000-2001, pp.104-107
1999
James, Bruce: ‘Sights’, Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 9, 1999, sec. City Files
Dutkiewicz, Adam: ‘Geometry as an Abstract Distraction’, The Adelaide Advertiser, Jun 22, 1999
1998
Delaruelle, Jacques: , catalogue essay for The Enduring Tradition: drawings by nine contemporary artists, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Drury, Neville: Images 3: Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House Press, Sydney
‘A career in tune’, Snapshot: UNSW Graduate Review, Summer/Autumn 1998, p.4
Neylon, John: ‘Shall These Bones Live?’, The Adelaide Review, Nov, 1998
1997
Allen, Christopher: ‘Memories, References and Conceits’, Art Monthly Australia, Mar, 1997, pp.6-8
James, Bruce: ‘Galleries’, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 19, 1997
Smee, Sebastian: ‘Abstract: alive and cliquing’, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 13, 1997
1996
McGillick, Paul: ‘Abstract Art’, The Financial Review, Dec 6, 1997
French, Blair: ‘Staying Alert to Change’, Art Monthly Australia, Jul, 1997, pp.28-30
Smee, Sebastian: ‘A Headlong Dive into Cultural Theory’, Art Monthly Australia, Aug, 1996, pp.21-22
Catalano, Gary: ‘Andrew Christofides and His Paintings’, catalogue essay, The Cut Gallery, London
Auty, Giles: ‘Abstraction the Unresolved Debate,’ The Australian, Mar 2, 1996, pp.12-13
Lynton, Norbert: catalogue essay for The Experience of Abstraction, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales, pp.3-7
1995
Zimmer, Jenny: ‘Abstractionists’, catalogue essay, Charles Nodrum Gallery
Nelson, Robert: ‘More Pout Than Clout’, The Age, Jul 5, 1995
1994
Forsyth, Graham: ‘A Certain Form Of Eternity – Approaches to the Sublime’, catalogue essay, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Ipswich, Queensland
Kolenberg, Hendrick: catalogue essay for New Prints, Eight Contemporary Artists, New England Regional Art Museum
McCulloch, Alan, and Susan McCulloch (editors): Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin Press
Meagher, Margaret (editor): ‘Circle, Line & Square: Aspects of Geometry’, State of The Art, Issue 10, Sep–Dec. 1994
Fenner, Felicity: ‘An Antidote to Creeping Craft’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 23, 1994, p.15
Zimmer, Jenny: catalogue essay for Circle, Line & Square: Aspects of Geometry, Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery, New South Wales, pp.8-15
Dury, Neville: Images 2: Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House Press
1993
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Sublimity to Ridicule’, The Weekend Australian, Nov 13, 1993
Jordan, Colin: ‘Thoughts on painting and the Sublime’, catalogue essay for Approaches to the Sublime: Aspects of the Esoteric in Contemporary Painting, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Zimmer, Jenny: ‘Introduction catalogue essay’, in A Study Exhibition: Abstract Painting in Melbourne from mid 1950’s – 1960’s, Art School Press, Monash University, Melbourne
Berlind, Robert: ‘Report from Australia – Winter Walkabout’, Art in America, Apr, 1993, p.45
Heathcote, Christopher: ‘Boston’s ambiguities of line a stretch for the imagination’, The Age, Melbourne, Jul 22, 1993
1992
Heathcote, Christopher: ‘Grey Paintings charged with Introspective’, The Age, Jul 15, 1992
Dury, Neville (editor): New Art Seven: Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, Craftsman House Press
Lockwood, Ken (editor): Artfile: A source book of Australian artists & galleries, Craft Arts International
Leach-Jones, Alun: ‘Dreaming of Eden’, catalogue essay for Fidelity: 4 Abstract artists, New England Regional Art Museum
1991
Spalding, Frances: Dictionary of British Art: 20th Century Painters & Sculptors, Vol. VI, Antique Collectors Club, London
Heathcote, Christopher: ‘Art After a Fashion’, The Age, Feb 20, 1991
1990
Germaine, Max: ‘Artists & Galleries of Australia’, Craftsman House Press
1989
Adams, Jane: ‘Young Artists in Transit’, The Bulletin, Nov 28, 1989, p.20
1988
Watson, Bronwyn: ‘Tide Turns for Art Rebels’, Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 22, 1988
Catalogue essay for The First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Australian Contemporary Galleries Association, Jul, 1988
Jordan, Colin: catalogue essay for Andrew Christofides, The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1986
MacDonald, John: ‘Gallery Reviews’, Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 22, 1986
Montague, Sally: catalogue essay for Andrew Christofides, The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1985
McGillick, Paul: catalogue essay for The Subject of Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Short, Sussan: ‘Exploring relationships, essentials and harmony’, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 22, 1985
Maloon, Terrence: ‘Abstracts fail to raise the status of symbols’, Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 13, 1985
1984
Cornford, Ian: catalogue essay for Painters & Sculptors,The Painters Gallery
1981
McLaughlin, John: ‘House Construction Show’, Art Monthly, No 47, London
1980
Gallery Reviews, Time Out, London
Ellmann, Lucy: ‘Andrew Christofides’, Arts Review, London, No 16, Aug, 1980, p.351

Interviews

2012
McGillick, Paul: ‘Conversation with Andrew Christofides’, Cultural Conversations, online interview, The Australian Centre for Oral History, http://www.cultconv.com/Conversations/Christofides_Andrew/HTML5/testimonybrowser.html
Frost, Joe: ‘Andrew Christofides’, Artist Profile, issue 20, pp.80-84
2008
Karabenick, Julie: ’Interview with Andrew Christofides’ online interview, Sep 2008, Geoform, http://www.geoform.net/interviews/an-interview-with-artist-andrew-christofides/
1988
Recorded interview with James Mellon, State Archives of Victoria

Statements by the artist:

2013
‘George Johnson’, Artist Profile, Issue 25, 2013-14
2012
Artist’s statement for Relief constructions and Works on paper, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2002
Catalogue statement for Works on paper: Maps and Mapping, Charles Nodrum Gallery
1993
Catalogue statement for Approaches to the Sublime: The Esoteric in Painting, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
‘Pure Abstraction: An Australian Context’, reprinted in Abstract Painting in Melbourne from the mid 1950’s to the mid 1960’s, Art School Press, Monash University, Melbourne
1992
Catalogue statement for Fidelity: Four Abstract Artists New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
1989
‘Victor Passmore: Relief Construction In White, Black, Maroon and Ochre’, in Art and Australia, Vol 26, No 4
‘Catalogue statement, The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1988
Recorded Interview with James Mellon, State Archives of Victoria
1986
‘Pure Abstraction – introductory essay, for Pure Abstraction, The Painters Gallery, Sydney
‘Pure Abstraction: An Australian Context, for Pure Abstraction, The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1985
Catalogue statement, for The Subject of Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney