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William Delafield  Cook

William Delafield Cook

1936                Born, Melbourne

1962                Married Sally Bovington

 

STUDIES

1953-55           Teachers' Secondary Training Certificate (Art & Craft), Caulfield

                        Technical College, RMIT, University of Melbourne

1959-60           Italian Government Scholarship

1960-62           Bath Academy of Art, Corsham


TERTIARY TEACHING AND RESIDENCIES

1962-73           Lecturer in Liberal Studies, including the history of art, photography and film, Maidstone Art School, Kent

1968                Lecturer in Photography, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

1970                Lecturer in Painting, Prahran Technical College, Melbourne

1973-74           Artist in Residence in Berlin at the invitation of the DAAD Program

1975-77           Artist in Residence, University of Melbourne

AWARDS

1957                Joint Winner of the Aubrey Gibson Prize, Melbourne

1971                Georges Invitation Prize, Melbourne

1980                Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1981                Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1967                William Delafield Cook: English Paintings 1966-67,  Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne

1970                Bill Delafield Cook : Real Art, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1971                William Delafield Cook: Redfern Gallery, London,

1972                William Delafield Cook: Ten Drawings, Powell Street Gallery, Melb

1973, 75, 79    William Delafield Cook: New Paintings &Drawings Redfern Gallery,
London,

1974                William Delafield Cook, Berliner Kunstlerprogramm (DAAD), Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, June-July

1976                William Delafield Cook: Survey Exhibition, University of Melbourne

                        Gallery, plus tour to Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,

                        Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia

1987                William Delafield Cook: Mid-career Survey, AGNSW, Sydney

                        William Delafield Cook: Selected Works:1958-1987, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne,

1998                William Delafield Cook: Paintings, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney,

                        William Delafield Cook: Drawings, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

                        William Delafield Cook: Paintings & Drawings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne,

2004, 2008      William Delafield Cook:  Paintings, Rex Irwin Art Dealer

2006                William Delafield Cook and Jonathan Delafield Cook, Rex Irwin Art Dealer

2011                William Delafield Cook:  Survey Exhibition.  Gippsland Regional

                        Art Gallery, and Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1956-58           Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

                        Contemporary Art Society, Melbourne

1961                Young Contemporaries, Royal British Society of Artists, London

                        Moulton Gallery, London

1962                Artists of Promise, Nottingham

                        New Arts Centre, London

1963                Australian Painting and Sculpture in Europe Today,  New Metropole Arts

                        Centre, Folkestone and Frankfurt

1965                New Arts Centre, London

1967                Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney

1970                Gardens of Delight, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1971                Georges Invitation Prize, Melbourne

1972                Relativerend Realisme, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland, and

                        Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

1973                Perth International Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia

                        Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                        Dusseldorf Art Fair, Maltzhan Gallery

                        Travelodge Art Prize, Sydney

                        30 International Artists, DAAD, Bonn

1974                Freie Berliner Kunsteaustellung (Free Berlin), Berlin

                        The Supernatural Image, Geelong Art Gallery and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria

1975                Contemporary Art Society Art Fair, Mall Galleries, Melbourne

                        Realismus und realitat (Realism and Reality) , Kunsthalle, Darmstadt

1976                Australian Realist Painters, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1977                Illusion and Reality, Australian National Gallery Canberra (National Gallery of Australia)  

                        Toured all Australian State Galleries.

                        Winter Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery,  Melbourne

1977, 78, 81, 83, 85, 86, 88 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,

1978                Some Recent Acquisitions, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

                        Autumn Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery,  Melbourne

1980                Spring Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery,  Melbourne

                        Realist Art: Selected Works from the Permanent and Michell Endowment Collections,

                        Banyule Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1981                Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                        Aspects of New Realism:1981 ? Travelling Art Exhibition, NGV, Melb

                        Spring Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne

1982                Patrick White?s Choice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1983                Recent Australian Painting ? A Survey:1970-1983, AGSA, Adelaide

                        A Melbourne Mood: Cool Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery, Melville Hall,

                        Australian National University, Canberra

                        Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival 1976 ? 1986,  NGV

1987                Field of Figuration, NGV, Melbourne

                        The Jack Manton Prize 1987: Recent Works by Fourteen Australian Artists, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

                        Australian Landscape Painting, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne (Museum of Modern Art, Heide)

1987-1988       The ANZ Bicentennial Art Commissions, Toured nationally

1989    The Jack Manton Exhibition 1989: Recent Works by Twelve Australian Artists, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

1989    Important Works on Paper, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

1995    Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1997   Important Works on Paper, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

1997   The Real Thing, The Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

2001   10 Paintings, Rex Irwin Art Dealer

2003  Trees, Rex Irwin Art Dealer

COLLECTIONS:

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Rockhampton City Art Gallery, Queensland

University of Melbourne Art Collection, Melbourne

Monash University Collection, Melbourne

Deakin University Collection, Melbourne

Artbank, Sydney

Joseph Brown Collection, Melbourne

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

Wesfarmers Collection, Perth

Pacific Road, Sydney

ANZ Bank Collection, Sydney

Commonwealth Bank Collection, Melbourne

Commercial Union Insurance, Melbourne

State Bank of Victoria Collection, Melbourne

National Australia Bank Collection

Sussan Corporation Collection, Melbourne

BHP Collection, Melbourne

Coles-Myer Collection, Melbourne

ACTU Collection, Melbourne

Heracles Nominees Collection, Melbourne

TAN Airlines, Miami

Numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe.

 
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