Ferris Wheel

Mela Cooke

Painter

Born in Victoria and educated at University of Melbourne & University of Qld.
Worked as a physiotherapist in own private practice for 25 years in Brisbane, Qld.

Art Education

studied sculpture at Brisbane Institute of Art with Frank Lambert 1991-1993 and continued at his private classes 1993-2014.
Studied marble sculpting with Graham Radcliffe 1998-2000 Brisbane.
Studied marble sculpting with Italian sculptor Giovanni Balderi 2000
President Sculptors Qld 2015,2016
Vice President Sculptors Qld 2017,2018,2019,2020

 

Exhibitions
• Group exhibitions 1992 to 2022 in Brisbane and Melbourne, London 2003.
• Solo exhibition Brisbane 2002, 2006, 2021, Sydney 2016, Sorrento Vic 2020
• 2018 Exhibition ‘Wild Forms’, Urban Paradise Gallery Brisbane.
• 2019 Sculptors Exposed Pine Rivers Art Gallery
• 2019 Qseven Sorrento, Vic
• 2020 Manyung Gallery Sorrento ‘Women in Action’ solo exhibition
• 2020 Northshore ‘Sculpture By The River’, Brisbae
• 2021 ‘A Brush With Sculpture’, Lumiere Event Space, Brisbane
• 2021 International Contemporary Art Fair Paris
• 2022 Collective Exhibition Galleria Azur Berlin
• 2022 International Contemporary Art Fair Milan
Collections: private collections in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, France, USA, UK, Belgium, HK, ShanghaiPublic Sculptures

• Twenty four bronze sculptures in the streets of Maryborough, Qld

• Sculptures ‘Dingo Family’ and ‘Platypus’ in forecourt of Hervey Bay Cultural Centre, Qld

Awards

• 2017 Royal Qld Exhibition Grand Champion Sculptor
• 2018 Finalist Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
• 2018 Winner of the Family Choice Award Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Prize Vic
• 2018 Winner Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition
• 2018 Winner of the ‘Volunteers Choice’ Award Stanthorpe Art Prize
• 2018 Finalist Artentwine Sculpture Biennial Tas
• 2018 Royal Qld Exhibition 2nd prize Indoor Sculpture
• 2018 Royal Qld Exhibition 1st prize Outdoor Sculpture
• 2018 Winner Wynnum Manly Yacht Club Sculpture Exhibition
• 2018 Winner People’s Choice Sculptors Qld Annual Exhibition
• 2019 Finalist Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula Vic
• 2019 Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition 2nd prize
• 2019 Winner George Verine Memorial Prize, Sculptors Qld Annual Exhibition
• 2019 Winner 3D Award Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Award
• 2019 Royal Qld Exhibition 2nd prize Outdoor Sculpture
• 2019 Royal Qld Exhibition 2nd prize Representational Sculpture
• 2020 Finalist Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula Vic Feb
• 2021 Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition 2nd prize
• 2021Winner 3D Bundaberg Art Prize
• 2021/2022 Finalist Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

 

 

 

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