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.
1977 – Born in Melbourne, Victoria
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2012 Concrete Hermits, C3 Gallery, Melbourne .
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
2012 Footscray on the Edge, Public Art Project supported by Maribyrnong
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,
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.
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.