Andrea Christodoulides was the recipient of the inaugural Lyon & Turnbull Graduate Showcase Award. As part of the award, Andrea spent one week at Sweeney’s Bothy. The award culminated with a exhibition of Andrea’s work at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom that took place between 12-15 August 2018, alongside the public view of their Modern British & Contemporary Art auction.
Andrea Christodoulides graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2017 with a BA in Painting from the Edinburgh College of Art. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MA in Painting in 2019. She currently lives and works in London.
Lyon & Turnbull’s Graduate Showcase Award was launched in 2017 to provide an opportunity for a graduate to further their practice during the crucial twelve month period after leaving university. Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers have an established history of supporting Scotland’s art institutions and art practitioners in the form of prizes, awards and sponsorship. Recognising how important and scarce opportunities are immediately after graduation, they were keen to expand their remit to offer a platform for emerging, early career artists. Each year, specialists Charlotte Riordan and Carly Shearer from Lyon & Turnbull’s painting department, select an undergraduate from the Edinburgh College of Art degree show. The chosen artist receives a supported residency with Bothy Project and a profile-raising exhibition at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom.