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Craig Cole

www.craigcole.blogspot.com.au

Artist Statement

This latest series of work by Craig Cole continues his exploration of the metamorphism of an Australian urban and suburban environment and how this continual change affects the inhabitants. Within this context, Cole depicts public structures that are unnoticed but require a closer look to investigate the nuances of human contact. His painted canvases allow for contemplation of the process, giving the viewer a new understanding of the contemporary environment, prone to rapidly alter with the fast-paced evolution of technology. @craigcoleartist

Bio

1977 – Born in Melbourne, Victoria

Email: coleism@hotmail.com

Contact: 0434 284 776

Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Grants
  • 2012

    Footscray On The Edge

  • 2009

    Finalist, Hybrid Toyota Sculpture Prize

  • 2006

    Finalist, Ellen Mileo Contemporary Art Prize, 69 Smith Street

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Solo Exhibitions
2014
  • Hard Core, The Front, Melbourne
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2013
  • Agitator, Off the Kerb, Melbourne
2012
  • Concrete Hermits, C3 Gallery, Melbourne
2011
  • Exposed Aggregate, Five Walls Projects, Melbourne
2008
  • I don’t want to grow up, Shifted Gallery, Melbourne
2007
  • Dark side of the goon, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2006
  • From Broadie to Meltdown and Beyond, Trocadero Art Space
2005
  • Getting Up, West Space, Melbourne
2004
  • Septic Playground, Short Street Gallery, Melbourne
2003
  • Praise the Board, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions
    2013
    • 3 Aspect of realism, Soho Galleries Sydney
    • Alot .Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
    • All the best, Soho Galleries, Sydney
    • Modern ruin, Substatin, Melborne
    2012
    • Footscray on the Edge, Public Art Project supported by Maribyrnong City Council
    • Under Dogs, Five Walls Projects, Melbourne
    • The Other, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
    2011
    • 57 Irving Street, Footscray collaboration show in shop front windows supported by Maribyrnong City Council
    • Kodak Photography Prize ,Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne
    2009
    • Hybrid, Toyota Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
    2008
    • Wallpaper 08, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
    2007
    • Ungroup/Group, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2006
  • Phootscray is Phat, BILLBOARD@TROCADERO, Melbourne
  • LONDON , NEW YORK, FOOTSCRAY, BILLBOARD@TROCADERO, Melbourne
  • Footscray - You know what I mean?, BILLBOARD@TROCADERO, Melbourne
  • Footscray – The Birth Place of Heroin Chic, BILLBOARD@TROCADERO, Melbourne
  • Footscray – You know what I mean?, Art Almanac, Australia
  • Ellen Mileo Contemporary Art Prize, 69 Smith Street
2005
  • Hoon Town , The Foundry, Melbourne
  • What Are You Showing Here For?,Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2004
  • Qwest, Short Street Gallery, Melbourne

Associated Experiences

  • 2007-2010

    Co–founder and co-director of Shifted Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

  • 2005-2008

    Committee Member and co-founder, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Melbourne

  • 2003-2004

    Gallery Assistant, Short Street Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne