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Charles Cooper CV


2018        Entering a Roundabout. Glass Room Project I (installation) NAS, Sydney

2016        What Goes Around…, paintings and floor installation. Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2013        Road Works, paintings, dioramas, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

                Sea Change, window space painting installation, Slot, Sydney

2010        Peak Oil Paintings. paintings, Annandale Galleries. Sydney

                Circling the Block. paintings/ screenprint window installation,  Slot, Sydney

                Rivers and Roads. paintings, drawings, sculptures, Hawkesbury and Orange Regional Galleries NSW

2006        Crossroads. paintings, drawing, sculptures, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2004        Approaching the Block. paintings, Tin Sheds, Sydney University                    

2003        Traffic. paintings, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1998        The Primary Park. sculptures and pavement design, Putney Park. Ryde City Council, Sydney

1994        Arrows of Time. interchanging facade panels. Wollongong City Gallery

1988-90   Metaphysical Graffiti: paintings, drawings, prints, hologram.

                Regional Gallery tour of  Victoria (Mildura, Hamilton, La Trobe

                University, Warrnambool, Gippsland, Swan Hill, Benalla) and NSW (Albury, Orange, Broken Hill)

1983        Worlds in Collision: paintings, drawings. Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney

1981        Topical Landscapes: paintings, drawings. Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney

                Murray Crescent Galleries, Canberra

1979        Topical Burghers: paintings, drawings. Bloomfield Galleries and

                Murray Crescent Galleries, Canberra

1977        Group Portraits: paintings, drawings. Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney



2020        Flagging. Slot, Sydney

2020        Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. (Winner) PLC Croydon, Sydney

2019        Artists of the Gallery Annandale Galleries, Sydney

                Korea Australia Art Foundation Prize Finalists, Sydney

                Dimensions Variable. Building 25, National Art School      

2017        Playlist. Yellow House Sydney

                Recent Acquisitions. Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

2016        Flag Wavering. Slot Window Gallery, Sydney

                Printed in Australia (with book launch). Spot 81, Sydney

2015        Shimmer and Pool. Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2015        Pedestrian. Hoff Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

2015        Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. PLC Croydon, Sydney

2014        Across the Water,  Quanhau Art Gallery, Shanghai and  Museum of Fine Arts, Shenzhen, China

2014        Drawing as ThoughtGrace Cossington Smith Gallery

2013-14   Suburban Noir,  Museum of Sydney

2013        Gallery artists, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2012        I don’t know how a rock feels. British School at Rome Gallery, Italy 

                Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney  

                Tilt, Study Centre for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney 

                Printmakers: Marnling Press and Whaling Road Studios. Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW

2011        William Dobell Prize for Drawing. Art Gallery of  New South Wales

2010        CarriageART work, Carriegeworks , Sydney       

                Wattle, Rose and Thistle, Wollongong Regional Gallery NSW

2009        Group Show Feat. Cooper, Dumbrell, Bartlett, Bass & Buzacott.

                Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2008        Pairs, Opposites, Dualities. Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria

2007        In the Gap. Annandale Galleries, Sydney

2006        Mungo Place Willandra Time (Canberra School of Art). Mildura Arts Centre

2005        Out There. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

                Wet River Dry Lake. Canberra School of Art, Australian National University

                Walking the Line. Cell Block Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

                Desert Country. School of Art, Aust. National University, Canberra  

2004        Works on Paper. Robert Steele Gallery, NYC

                Sulman Prize. Art Gallery NSW                

                City of Sydney's Open Gallery. banner design

                The Visibility of Practice. Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney

2003        Significant Tilt. Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney

                Works on Paper. Annandale Galleries, Sydney

                Destination Drawing. COFA Exhibition & Performance Space, Sydney

2002        Selected Artists. Annandale Galleries, Sydney

                Gallery Artists. Robert Steele Gallery, NYC

                Outback and Beyond. Cell Block Gallery

2001        Geometry of the Earth. Orange Regional Gallery

                Harmonic Visions. Tamworth City Gallery, NSW

2000        Works on Paper at the Armory 2000, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, NYC

1999        Works on Paper at the Armory 1999, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, NYC

                Silver. College of Fine Arts UNSW, Sydney

1998        Wynn Prize selection. Art Gallery NSW + regional tour NSW Sydney

1994        From Inside the Observatory. Wollongong + tour of 3Regional galleries, NSW

1991        Microcosm. Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

                9x5. Artmet Gallery, Sydney

1987        Works For Shelves. Kettle's Yard, Cambridge UK

1986        Three Painters. Tynte Gallery, Adelaide

1985        Earth and Water. Bloomfield Galleries, Sydney

1984        The Final Chop. Butcher's Exhibit, Sydney

1983        Four Sydney Painters. Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                Sydney X Five. Solander Galleries, Canberra

                Real. Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest

1982        Mattara Invitation Award (Newcastle)

1980        Five Young Painters. Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                Sulman Prize. Art Gallery NSW

1979        Young Painters. Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1978        Sydney Harbour Exhibition. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

                Sulman Prize. Art Gallery NSW

1977        Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition. Sydney

1976        Grand Prix International d’Art Contemporain. Monaco

1975        Young Painters. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney



                La Trobe University, Victoria

                Wollongong City Gallery, NSW

                Albury Regional Art Centre, NSW

                Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

                Mildura Art Centre, Victoria

                Gippsland Arts Centre, Victoria

                Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria

                Hamilton City Art Gallery, Victoria

                Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria

                St. John’s College, University of Sydney

                Australian Stock Exchange, Sydney

                Commonwealth Artbank

                Private collections Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy



2016        Fisher, Laura. Aboriginal Art and Australian Society. Hope and Disenchantment.

                Anthem Press, London.

                Perry, Michelle, Printed in Australia. 10 Group, Sydney

2015        Synan, Peter, Hindsight: Gippsland Art Gallery 1965-2015 

                Tsai, Jaime. Pedestrian catalogue note

2013        Doyle, Peter. Suburban Noir catalogue

                Fisher, Laura. Roadworks catalogue

                Fairley, Gina Sea Change catalogue

2012        Benci, Jacopo, March Exhibition catalogue, British School at Rome

2011        McDonald, John. Lines of Poetry, Sydney Morning Herald Dec 10-11

2010        Fisher, Laura, Cooper and Marawili, Artist Profile  #11

                Fairley, Gina, Circling the Block, catalogue (Slot online)

                Doyle, Peter, Rivers and Roads, catalogue Hawkesbury Regional.Gallery.

                Trouton, Lycia, The Road: Landscape and Allegory,’’ catalogue Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

                Flatau, Andrew, An Exhibition to Road Test, Central Western Daily NSW October 16

                Christopher, Lissa, Open Gallery- Sydney Morning Herald  April 2-4

2008        Epp, Robert, Pairs, Opposites, Dualities, catalogue Mildura Reg.Gal.

2006        Smee, Sebastian, Galleries expand horizons, The Australian May 15

2005        Harding, Lesley, The Wavering Path, catalogue NAS

2004        Hill, Michael, Circulation, Pictorial Space, Time, catalogueTin Sheds

                Harding, Lesley, The Visibility of Practice, catalogue NAS

2003        Pattenden, Rod, Significant Tilt, catalogue Macquarie University Gallery

2001        Sisley, Alan, The Geometry of the Earth, catalogue Orange Reg. Gal.

2000        Johnson, Ken, Galleries: SoHo, New York Times June 30

1999        Kidd, Courtney, Artnotes NSW Art Monthly Australia July issue

                Waterlow, Nick, Silver, catalogue essay

1994        Walton, Paul, From Inside the Oberservatory, catalogue essay

                Fenner, Felicity, Chaos and the Cosmic Connection,Sydney Morning Herald Feb 12

1989        O’Neill, Peter, Exhibition alters views of world, Central Western Daily NSW July 14

1988        Sisley, Alan, Metaphysical Grafitti, catalogue Hamilton Reg. Gal.

1986        Weston, David, In the Galleries, Adelaide Advertiser July 31

1984        Short, Susanna, The Galleries Sydney Morning Herald  Dec 14

1985        McDonald,John, Galleries, Sydney Morning Herald Dec 13

1983        Grishin, Sasha, Galleries, Canberra Times June 4

1981        Gilchrist, Maggie, Topical Landscapes, catalogue Bloomfield Galleries

                Kaleski, Sonja, Self portrait a jolt, Canberra Times May 23

                Exhibition commentary, Art and Australia Vol. 19 #1

1979        Borlaise, Nancy, Galleries, Sydney Morning Herald Mar 24

                'M.V.S'., Cooper’s Burghers, Tharunka magazine (University of New South Wales) June 11          

                Kaleski, Sonja, Pages from a diary, Canberra Times Aug 28

                Exhibition commentary, Art and Australia Vol. 17 #3

1977        McIntyre, Arthur, Galleries, The Australian Nov 12



2020        Winner. Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. PLC. Sydney

2008-20   Lecturer (drawing / painting / postgrad. studies) National Art School, Sydney                 

2016        Co-curator, Flag Wavering (9 artists), Slot Gallery, Sydney

2012        National Art School Residency, British School at Rome

1995-07   Casual lecturer (drawing/painting), UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney

1998-07   Casual lecturer (drawing/painting), National Art School, Sydney

2007        Artist in Residence, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW 

2006        Artist in Residence, National Art School Studio, Cite Internationale des 

                Arts, Paris

2005        Artist in Residence, Canberra School of Art, ACT

2000        Sessional  lecturer, Parsons School of Art (Continuing Education) NYC

1998        Winner, Trustees’ Watercolour Prize, Art Gallery NSW

1996-97   Casual lecturer (drawing), Sydney College of the Arts

1996        Australia Council CEAD Grant 

1992-94   Curator, From Inside the Observatory (6 artists), Wollongong + NSW regional tour

1991        Guest lectures (Looking for Rock Paintings), Sheffield City Polytechnic 

                and Loughborough College.of Art & Design,UK

1987        Master of Arts (Visual Arts), City Art Institute, Sydney

1986        Commonwealth Postgraduate Award, City Art Institute                                                      

1985        Graduate Diploma, Professional Art Studies, City Art Institute, Sydney

1983        Curator, Sydney X Five, Solander Gallery, Canberra ACT 

1978        Winner, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney

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