Andrew Christie is a Sydney-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice expresses the ability of aesthetics to occupy and negotiate political landscapes while paradoxically admitting the futility of arts own efficacy. Often addressing his cultural heritage or engaging in community-based practice, his works offer a subtle humour in contrast to the often sombre or unforgiving subject matter. Ironic forms of transgression urge the viewer to think beyond the limits of divisive political opposition. Christies practice has involved the publishing of cultural rule books in relation to the Cyprus Conflict, the literal collection and utilisation of dust from library archives, running full-length marathons within museum walls and transforming notable locals from the Mid-West New South Wales town of Kandos into miniatures to be sold as part of his Public Figures series. Christie as recently returned from an Ignite Studio Residency with the Northern Rivers Community Gallery which will see him return in 2019 to exhibit the culmination of works developed in collaboration with ‘SPRUNG’, a dance and theatre company for people with disabilities.
As of 2018, Christie has completed a Master of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.