off the kerb

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.

off the kerb

off the kerb

off the kerb

off the kerb

No junk or bills

No junk or bills
No junk or bills. oil on canvas 1.2x1.8

Slaps

Slaps
Slaps. oil on canvas 1.2x1.8

Meet cha at the Moore st shops

Meet cha at the Moore st shops
Meet cha at the Moore St milk bar in 10. oil on canvas 1.2x1.8

DIY

DIY

DIY

DIY
DIY Market Footscray. oil on concrete

Archie

Archie
Archie. oil on concrete

stumpy

stumpy
Stumpy. oil on concrete

diy2

diy2
DIY Market Footscray 2 oil on concrete

Coke and asmoke

Coke and asmoke
Coke and a smoke. oil on concrete

Coke and asmoke

Coke and asmoke
Coke and a smoke. oil on concrete

Craig Cole is a 35 year-old Australian visual artist from Melbourne, Victoria. He is currently working on a series of paintings that reflect his urban environment in particular the back of sign posts that display a contemporary populous dialogue in the form of stickers. His most recent solo exhibition was at Five Walls Projects, Melbourne of his five paintings adorned by gold frames that alluded to traditional Italian Renaissance paintings signifying an importance of an urban reality.

five walls

five walls
Craig Cole 'Exposed Aggregate' 2012 oil on canvas 900x1200

exposed2

exposed2
Exposed aggregate 2 oil on canvas 1.2x900

exposed3

exposed3
exposed aggregate 3 oil on canvas 1.2x900

ATM oil on concrete SOLD

five walls

five walls
AcaDaca oil on concrete

GV

GV

gv2

gv2

exposed4

exposed4

expode

expode

concrete hermits

concrete hermits
c3 Concrete Hermits oil on concrete sold

c3

c3
c3 Concrete hermits 2012 oil on concrete

gv

gv
c3 Concrete hermits 2012

c3

c3
c3 Concrete hermits 2012 oil on concrete SOLD

c3 Concrete hermits 2012 oil on concrete SOLD

GV2

GV2
c3 Concrete hermits 2012

c3

c3
c3 Concrete hermits oil on concrete 2012 SOLD

c3

c3
c3 Concrete hermits 2012 oil on concrete

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concret hermits 2012 oil on concrete

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concrete hermits 2012 oil on concrete SOLD

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concrete Hermits 2012 oil on concrete SOLD

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concret hermits 2012 oil on concrete

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concrete Hermits 2012 oil on concrete SOLD

craig cole

craig cole
c3 Concrete hermits 2012

Craig Cole

Craig Cole
Under dog Five walls 2012 oil on canvas 35x35 SOLD

Under dog Five walls 2012 oil on concrete $500

ssc

ssc

cole

cole
Trocadero Art Space 2012 'The Others' Group Show; Oil on canvas 1.8x1.2

CRAIG COLE

1977 – Born in Melbourne, Victoria

Email: coleism@hotmail.com Contact: 0434 284 776 Blog: www.craigcole.blogspot.com.au

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Agitator,Off the kerb,Melbourne

2012 Concrete Hermits, C3 Gallery, Melbourne .

2012 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 – 10 Co–founder and co-director of Shifted Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne. 2005 – 08 Committee Member and co-founder, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Melbourne. Gallery

2003 – 04 Assistant, Short Street Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne.


1GRANTS & PRIZES

2012 Footscray On The Edge.

2009 Finalist, Hybrid Toyota Sculpture Prize.

2006 Finalist, Ellen Mileo Contemporary Art Prize, 69 Smith Street. 2005 Arts & Cultural Grant, Maribyrnong City Council.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Republic x. Exposed Aggregate. February 28, 2013 Invurt. The others. September 7, 2012 Wynter, C. Artblog-review, August 10, 2012 Making Space Publication, 2007

‘The Footscray House’, Architectural Review Australia , October, 2005. Merz, M., Space to grow’, The Herald-Sun, August 3, 2005. Nichigo Press, August, 2005. ‘The Sessions’, Channel 31, 2004.

Nelson, R., The Age, November 5, 2003.

2003

2003

2003

praise the board 2003

praise the board 2003
Kings 2003 Praise the board oil on mdf

praise the board 2003

praise the board 2003
Kings Praise the board 2003 oil on mdf
2004

septic playground 2004

septic playground 2004
Short st. Septic playground 2004 oil on mdf + canvas

septic playground 2004

septic playground 2004
oil on canvas

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
West space. Gettin up 2005 oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
oil.on mdf

west space

west space
oil on mdf

trocadero

trocadero
Trocadero. From Broadie to Meltdown and beyond 2006 oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole
oil on mdf

craig cole

craig cole
plaster gold paint

craig cole

craig cole
golden moccos

trocadero

trocadero
Only image I have of work that was in my 2007 show Dark side of the goon spaypaint on mdf

shifted

shifted

shifted

shifted
Shifted. I don't want to grow up 2008 oil, spray paint, mdf, ply wood

shifted

shifted
oil spraypaint mdf ply wood

shifted

shifted
Shifted. oil spraypaint mdf ply wood

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole

craig cole
Arlo B Cole

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Craig Cole AGITATOR




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.

coleism@hotmail.com