Artworx Gallery | Contemporary Art & Gifts | Goolwa SA

Artworx Gallery - currently celebrating its 10th anniversary - is a regular award winner and the finest contemporary art gallery on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.

Rebecca Cooke

Rebecca Cooke is a South Australian visual artist/contemporary painter living in the Adelaide Hills. Inspired by the natural world she  creates art that depicts an interpretive style: pattern, colour, flora and fauna. " My paintings celebrate nature and my own fascination with pattern design and global traditional arts and crafts. A background in graphic design informs my approach and illustrative elements. Trees, hills, sky, waterways and animal forms are rendered in acrylic paint, with details given a decorative quality - through the added influence of motifs, patterns, repetition of shapes and colour. At the centre of each painting is the bird or fish, heroes of my artistic worlds and the representation of freedom, beauty and harmony."

Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition with Art Images (alongside Peter Coad and Silvio Apponyi) in late 2016;  in 2017 a number of  larger paintings were on display at the Adelaide Airport and In 2012 she was a finalist in the Heysen Art Prize and has regularly exhibited at various galleries across Adelaide, both in group and solo shows.

Biography and Education

Born, Adelaide, South Australia Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Communication Studies, University of South Australia Associate Diploma of Art (Advertising & Graphic Design), TAFE SA
 
Solo Exhibitions

2017 Remnants Series Paintings on display, Adelaide Airport, SA

2016 Sanctuary Art Images Gallery, SA 2013 Nature of Patterns and Other Works Tincat Gallery & Cafe, SA

2010 Folkfish & Feathers Sarah’s Sisters Gallery & Café, SA
 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Garden instincts – SALA Festival Exhibition Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA

2015 A bird is not a feather, the rain is not the sea SALA Festival Exhibition, Milan Rouge Gallery, SA

2015 Built impermanence (Group Art Installation) - Adelaide Fringe Festival Gallery 1855, SA 2014 Patterns an d Rhythms - SALA Festival Exhibition Art Images Gallery Norwood, SA

2014 Beyond Reality - Fringe Festival Exhibition Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA 2013 1st Anniversary Exhibition Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA

2013 Palette to Plate - SALA Festival Exhibition Art Images Gallery Norwood, SA 2013 The ERA we live in - SALA Festival Exhibition Prospect Art Gallery, SA 2013 Watershed Art Prize Exhibition John Harvey Gallery, SA

2012 GOYA Project 1 Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA 2012 Inaugural Exhibi tion Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA 2012 Heysen Art Prize Exhibition Hahndorf Academy, SA

2012 City of Burnside Annual Art Show SA 2011 City of Tea Tree Gully Painting and Ceramic Art E xhibition SA

2011 Watershed Art Prize Exhibition John Harvey Gallery, SA

2005 Group Exhibition , Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne 2003 Leaf Tincat Gallery & Cafe, SA

 
Touring Exhibitions  2013 - 2014 The ERA we live in Group Exhibition by Eastern Regional Alliance - touring 7 Adelaide Metropolitan Councils, SA
 
 
Awards

2012 Finalist - Heysen Art Prize (Interpretation of Place), South Australia

2011 2nd Prize - City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize, South Australia
 
 
Selected Publications

2017 Asian Art News Magazine Vol 27 No 3

2017, page 64 2016 Adelaide Matters Magazine, editorial (June Issue) 2

013 SA Life Magazine, editorial (July Issue)
 

 

 

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Goolwa, South Australia

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