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Andrew McDonald



Andrew McDonald                                           Curriculum Vitae


Email: am@andrewmcdonald.co.uk




Originally from New Zealand, I have been living, studying and working in London since 1986. In 1998 I completed my MA at the Royal College of Art.


I realise my work through a diverse spectrum of production that spans painting, performance, object making, ceramics, costume and sound.


I was followed throughout my final year at the Royal College of Art by a BBC film crew as they documented the development of my years work for a documentary about the college. While studying I also performed as a live artist in the UK and internationally with an experimental music group and then with a seven-piece performance/music group.


I have also written, designed and taught a course introducing Foundation level students to performance art and film documentation at City and Islington College (2013).




2012-13           The Institute of Education (London). PGCE in Art and Design

                        Grade Outstanding


1996-8:            Royal College of Art   MA Millinery Design

1994-5:            London College of Fashion BTEC HND


1969-86:          School (Bream Bay College) and university (Auckland University) in

New Zealand





Visiting Lecturer in Performance Art

Foundation level Art and Design Pathways

City and Islington College (London)



Photography Tutor

Second year Extended Diploma

City and Islington College (London)




Exhibitions and Performances


June 2014                   Group show

Painting and presentation of site specific performance development: An Introduction to Touching Paintings 2. The Chocolate Factory N16


January-April 2014    Residency

The Sheds Art Space, New Zealand

Development of ideas concerned with the interaction of

performance, communication and education.


December 2013           Group show.

Exhibited large-scale works on paper.

The Chocolate FactoryN16

Live art performance work

An Introduction to Touching Paintings


June 2013                    Group Show

The Chocolate FactoryN16

Work shown as part of a group show.


November 2012         Work exhibited

Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London


September 2012         Work exhibited

The Threadneedle Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London



November 2011          Residency

Vienna, a two week residency to develop new work stemming from the performance “Who’s Looking”.


June 30.6.11                Solo show

Tina We Salute You,

Performance of Who’s Looking? at the opening of solo show.


June–August 2011      Solo show

Tina We Salute You

Dalston, London


June 2011                 group show

Live art performance and exhibition of painting.


November 2010         Group show

Crunch at Art and Culture Festival Hay on Wye


May 2010                   group show

Tate Modern,

No Soul For Sale by the Museum of Everything



October 2008:             Group Show

Novas Gallery


Paintings and live art performance premiere of ‘High Heels’.


July 2006:                   Performance premiere at the Chocolate Factory:

‘As if in a dance, as if in a dream’.


2005-6:                        Group show

The Chocolate Factory, Hackney. Paintings exhibited twice-yearly.


Nov 2004:                   Solo exibition and performance

Blumberg Gallery



2003-4:                        Artist led group shows

Arch Galleries

Stoke Newington


Oct 2002:                    Solo show of paintings

The Cooler

Stoke Newington


1986- 2000:                 Extensive live-art performing in London, including the Hackney Empire.

Internationally at venues in Sydney, Reykjavek, and Amsterdam.




The Museum of Everything   London

Zeiger-Crewe collection          New York

Work owned by various private collectors.

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