CHARALAMBOUS, Sophia

1966 - ?

Sophie studied at Bournville Art College, Birmingham 19891991 obtaining a B-tec Dip Art & Design and at Brighton University, Brighton 1991-1994 graduating BA in Fine Art Painting, after which she lived in Cyprus where she continued to paint and draw and where the Byzantine Frescoes, Orthodox rituals and village customs deepened her interest in capturing drama in her images. On her return to England she found a studio group on a farm in East Anglia, firstly at Sudbury, Suffolk and then at North Walsham, Norfolk and began to collaborate with other artists; running workshops and other events, she also continued to develop and exhibit both inside and outside the UK. A Visual Artist and Designer who combines her own practice with working collaboratively in the theatre, teaching and leading arts projects with community groups. She enjoys experimenting with many different materials and techniques to create beautiful, theatrical images on paper, canvas and for the stage. She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from 26 Priory Street, Colchester in 1997 'Bog Sisters'. In 1998 Sophie moved to London where she became involved with a friend's Youth Theatre and made props and costumes for there productions. The productions were mythical stories reinvented for young people with an emphasis on visual and musical elements. These experiences led her to apply for the Motley Theatre Design Course in Drury Lane where she completed postgraduate course in set and costume design in 2002, since when she has designed many performances, several of which have toured the world. Drawing underpins all her work and in 2009 she spent a year developing it on The Drawing Year at the Prince's Drawing School in Shorditch.




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