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Andy
Wooldridge

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“I treat my canvas like a stage set, with simplified shapes and forms, deliberately placed to produce an artificial landscape. I try to convey the feeling we have when watching the curtain rise in a darkened theatre auditorium, when, for that brief moment, we suspend disbelief and allow ourselves to be transported into an alternative reality.”

1949
Born at R.A.F. Abyad, Egypt
1952/65
Raised and educated in Birmingham and Hereford, England
1966/69
Served as an illustrator in the Royal Army Medical Corps
1978
Lived in Israel and exhibited first works in Jaffa
1979
Lived and painted in Australia for six months
1979/80
Sold and exhibited landscapes and miniatures at Liberty & Co., London
1980/84
Completed formal training at the Southampton College of Art and Design
1984
Immigrated to British Columbia, Canada
1987
Designed & executed a series of large Murals for Victoria Downtown Association
1988
In conjunction with Alcheringa Gallery, traveled to Papua New Guinea to paint a series on the life and myths of the Sepik River region
1995
Visited Australia and painted the first ‘Waterfront Series’
1997
Joined the Victoria College of Art and Design Faculty
2007
Elected as a lifetime ‘Artist in Residence’ at ‘Painters at Painters Lodge’

EDUCATION

1980/84
Southampton College of Art and Design
1966/69
R.A.M.C. Illustration Trade Training

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Kurbatoff Gallery. Vancouver, BC
2015 Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2013 Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Winchester Galleries. Victoria, BC
2011 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2010 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2009 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2008 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2006 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2003 Caswell Lawrence Gallery, Victoria
2000 Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
1999 Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
1998 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1997 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1996 James Young, London, England
1995 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1994 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1993 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1993 Robert Delaney Gallery, Vancouver
1992 Robert Delaney Gallery, Vancouver
1990 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1988 Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
1987 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1986 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1985 Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1984 Gallery 45, Hereford, England
1984 The Bridge Gallery, Southampton, England
1982 Westgate Gallery, Canterbury, England
1978 Libertys of London, London, England
1978 Dove Gallery, Jaffa, Israel

DISPLAYING GALLERIES & SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1997/10 Faculty Shows CACGV, Victoria
2007/10 Painters at Painters Lodge, Campbell River
2005/09 The Avenue Gallery, Victoria
2004 The Gallery At Sixty Dallas, Victoria
2001/05 Caswell Lawrence Gallery, Victoria
1999/06 Wallace Gallery, Calgary
1998/09 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver
1996 Commonwealth Institute, London, England
1996 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England
1994 Royal Wet of England Academy, Autumn Exhibition
1991 ‘The Robson Bight Show’, Crystal Gardens, Victoria
1984 ‘Two Point Perspective’, Gallery 45, Hereford, England
1978 ‘House and Garden Show’ Libertys of London, London, England

 
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