Bio

 

The principal motivation behind the work and practise of artist Joshua Cocking is a focus on humanist, environmental and technological issues. A Melbourne artsist curently based in Western Australia, Cocking has won multiple awards including the Cossack Art Prize, the West Kimberley Art Prize, the Shinju Matsuri Art Prize (2018, 2017, 2011) and won commendation awards in prestigious prizes such as the Paddington Art Prize, The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, the Hedland Art Prize, and people's choice awards at the Midwest Art Prize. He has also held residencies at the Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle and Cossack, Western Australia. Cocking is represented by Linton and Kay Galleries in Perth.

 

Education

2002  Graduate Diploma in Education, Melbourne University, VIC
2000  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
1997 Visual Arts, Gordon institute of TAFE Geelong, VIC

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits. Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth, WA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 The 8th Supersonic Invitational, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, USA
   
2018 The 7th Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, New York City, USA
  Summer Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
  The Black Swan Portrait Prize, Art Gallery Western Australia
  The John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Vic
  The Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe, QLD
  50x50 Show, Linton and Kay Galeries, Perth, WA
   
2017 Skin Deep, Kidogo Gallery, Perth, WA
  Summer In The City, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth, WA
   The Shinju Matsuri Art Prize, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
  The Black Swan Portrait Prize, Art Gallery Western Australia
  The Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  The Busselton Art Award, ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton, WA
   
2016   Reveal. Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane, QLD  
  Skin Deep. Kidogo Gallery, Perth, WA
  Deck The Halls, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth, WA
   
2015 The Paddington Art Prize, Paddington, Sydney
  The Black Swan Portrait Prize, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth, WA
  The Mid West Art Prize, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA
   
2014  The Black Swan Portrait Prize, Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth, WA
  The Sir Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Semi Finalist, Sydney, NSW
  Cossack Art Awards, Cossack, WA
   
2013  The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, WA
  The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Prize, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
   
2012 The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, WA
   
2011 The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Prize, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
   
2005 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, VIC
   
2004  The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Adelaide Museum, SA
   
2003 Barwon Gallery, Barwon Heads Festival, VIC
  The Postcard show, Geelong Regional Art Gallery, VIC
  The McGivern Art Prize, Ringwood, Melbourne, VIC
   
2002 The Black and White Show, Theatre Works, St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
   
2000 Graduate Group exhibition, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC
   
1997 Group show, Gordon Institute of TAFE Geelong, VIC
   
   

Awards/Residencies

2018 Winner Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Prize
  Artist in Residence, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
   
2017 Winner Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Prize
  Winner Commendation award, Busselton Art Prize
   
   
2016   Winner Commendation Award, Hedland Art Awards
   
2015  Winner Highly Commended Award, Paddington Art Prize
  Winner High Commendation Award, Black Swan Portrait Prize
  Winner People’s Choice Award, Mid-West Art Prize
  Artist in Residence, Cossack Arts Program, Cossack, WA
   
2014  Winner Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards
   
2012 Winner West Kimberley Acquisitive Art Prize
   
2011  Winner Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Prize

 

Collections

City of Karratha

Shire Broome

Shire Derby West Kimberly

Private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

 

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