William Delafield Cook

 

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1936
Born
1962 Married Sally Bovington
   
EDUCATION:  
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:
2011 William Delafield Cook: Survey Exhibition, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, and Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria
2006 William Delafield Cook and Jonathan

Delafield Cook, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
2004, 2008 William Delafield Cook: Paintings, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
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,
1987 William Delafield Cook: Mid-career Survey, AGNSW, Sydney

William Delafield Cook: Selected Works:1958-1987, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne,
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
1974
William Delafield Cook, Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm (DAAD), Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, June-July
1973, 75, 79 William Delafield Cook: New Paintings & Drawings Redfern Gallery,
London
1972
William Delafield Cook: Ten Drawings, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1971 William Delafield Cook: Redfern Gallery, London
1970
Bill Delafield Cook : Real Art, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1967 William Delafield Cook: English Paintings 1966-67,  Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne
   
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION:
2013
Syney Contemporay Art Fair, Olsen Irwin, Sydney
2003
Trees, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
2001
Ten Paintings, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
1997 The Real Thing, The Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
1997
Important Works on Paper, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
1995 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1989 Important Works on Paper, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
1989 The Jack Manton Exhibition 1989: Recent Works by Twelve Australian Artists, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1987-1988 
The ANZ Bicentennial Art Commissions, Toured nationally 
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)
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
1982 Patrick White?s Choice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
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
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
1978
Some Recent Acquisitions, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Autumn Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery,  Melbourne
1977, 78, 81, 83, 85, 86, 88 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales,
1977 Illusion and Reality, Australian National Gallery Canberra (National Gallery of Australia)  

Toured all Australian State Galleries.

Winter Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery,  Melbourne
1976
Australian Realist Painters, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1975
Contemporary Art Society Art Fair, Mall Galleries, Melbourne

Realismus und realitat (Realism and Reality) , Kunsthalle, Darmstadt
1974 Freie Berliner Kunsteaustellung (Free Berlin), Berlin

The Supernatural Image, Geelong Art Gallery and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
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
1972 Relativerend Realisme, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland, and

Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
1971 Georges Invitation Prize, Melbourne
1970 Gardens of Delight, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1967
Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney
1965 New Arts Centre, London
1963 Australian Painting and Sculpture in Europe Today,  New Metropole Arts

Centre, Folkestone and Frankfurt
1962 Artists of Promise, Nottingham

New Arts Centre, London
1961 Young Contemporaries, Royal British Society of Artists, London

Moulton Gallery, London
1956-58
Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

Contemporary Art Society, Melbourne
   
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.