Andy Walders

Bournemouth, Dorset, England

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  • Post Graduate MA Fine Art
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About Me




My live has been interesting and it keeps getting more so.

After living around the UK and residing in Amsterdam as a young man I was a 'new age' traveller for 15 years, involved in the free party and ecstasy dance scene, being part of and helping organise massive free parties. I lived in buses, vintage vehicles, benders and caravans over the years and parked up in a lot of the country, more than 100 different sites from the highlands to wettest Wales and all over England. Problems slowed me down and i spent a few years orbiting around small towns in the south, selling the big issue among other things.

I moved of site nearly 10 years ago due to personal difficulties, i was addicted to drugs and alcohol, a lot of my friends died but i was lucky. I spent a few years getting over my addictions and nowadays have been abstinent from substances for years.

Since moving off site have attained an BA Honers degree and a post graduate Masters Degree, both in fine art (philosophy and conceptual practice).

I have worked over the past few years as a projectionist in a cinema, put on and exhibited in many art shows, worked as a tutor and technician on the BA course and worked in a Gallery in Venice, I have grown to love and know Venice quite well, returning last year for the Biannual art festival.

I finished the MA at the end of September this year (2012) and am having a break from studying. I have had a proposal excepted for a place on a PhD course but want some time for personal growth, before i pick that up at the end of next year.

I just graduated from the MA course and i am very proud to say i was awarded a distinction.

Between my courses entered the Dharma as a Buddhist, i have a Buddhist name, if you asked me i may share this with you. My practice nowadays is within the discipline of integral yoga, I'd love to take you to a class if you visited or i could teach a few positions.

I cycle, a lot, live in a beautiful part of the country, I try to be kind and non-judgemental, honest and respectful am welcoming and I have good values. I share housework and am willing to help out DIY child care etc.


live and let live

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have only offered my sofa, i haven't stayed on anyones sofa as yet, but i know i am a respectful house guest.


I like the humanistic philosophy, I have had a few surfers stay with me.


Contemporary concept based fine art.

I am interested in eastern spirituality, yoga, meditation, art, music, films, books.

Biodanza and conscious clubbing.

I'd love to go to India and I'd love to study yoga and philosophy in an Ashram.

Music, Movies, and Books

so many i couldn't even begin to list.

Steve Reich and Reich inspired electronic music, For Tet. among others from American country, British Folk to Japanese pop.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

You wouldn't believe me or may think i was mad if i told you!

Teach, Learn, Share

Meditation, Yoga, contemporary Art history. Vegetarian cookery. Photography, digital editing, DIY.

I share housekeeping chores.

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