New UAL Alumni Group in Cyprus
We are excited to be launching a brand new alumni group in Cyprus. The group is being launched by three alumni; Chrisanthy Christoforou, Eleni Skoulia and Aggela Chimona (MA Fine Art: Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2008). We currently have about 365 alumni in Cyprus; most of them are based in and around Nicosia and Limassol, but also some other cities in Cyprus.
Chrisanthy, Eleni and Angela are looking for people who are interested in helping to come up with an exciting program that will bring together fellow alumni to mingle at social nights out, talks or exhibitions or perhaps by creating a showcase of alumni work – simply making the most of the local and international network connections and opportunities an alumni group has to offer.
“We wanted to set up this group as we felt that when graduating and relocating back to Cyprus we were lacking the network and support. This is of great importance to us, as we believe many others have been to this position and many more will be in the future.
We want to create a network of artists where everyone can give and gain guidance and support. But most of all it’s about creating a community where everyone can have fun, share ideas and feel that they belong.”
Chrisanthy lives and works as a freelance artist in Nicosia. She’s been an active artist in creating her own work since graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2008. She has participated in several local and international group exhibitions and festivals. You can visit her website here.
Aggela works as an artist and art teacher. She holds an MA in Fine Art Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Arts, and an MA in Cultural Management from Northumbria University. Chimona mostly works with video and sound and has taken part in various group exhibitions and festivals in Nicosia, London and Madrid.
Eleni since graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2008 has been an art teacher as well as the Head of the Arts department in a private school in Nicosia. Moreover, in collaboration with other artists she participated in several exhibitions in the island.
If you are interested in participating in the group, please get in touch with Aggela;