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William Delafield Cook

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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 25 June-6 July

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

Melbourne, March April

1971
William Delafield Cook: Redfern Gallery, London, April-May

1972
William Delafield Cook: Ten Drawings,

Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, October-November

1973
William Delafield Cook: New Paintings and Drawings

Redfern Gallery, London, June

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

1975
William Delafield Cook: New Paintings and Drawings,

Redfern Gallery, London, April

1976
William Delafield Cook: Survey Exhibition,

University of Melbourne Gallery, May-June plus tour to

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, July-August,

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Sept-October,

Art Gallery of South Australia, November-December

1979
William Delafield Cook: New Paintings and Drawings,

Redfern Gallery, London, October

1987
William Delafield Cook: Mid-career Survey,

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, June-July

William Delafield Cook: Selected Works:1958-1987,

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, November-December

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

William Delafield Cook: Drawings, Sherman Galleries, Sydney October-November

William Delafield Cook: Paintings & Drawings,

Australian Galleries, Melbourne, December

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, Perth

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, Organised by the Australian National Gallery Canberra (National Gallery of Australia) February. Toured all Australian State Galleries.

Winter Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1978
Some Recent Acquisitions, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Autumn Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1980
Spring Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

Realist Art: Selected Works from the Permanent and Michell Endowment Collections, Banyule Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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

Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Aspects of New Realism:1981 - Travelling Art Exhibition,

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Spring Exhibition, Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

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

1983
Recent Australian Painting - A Survey:1970-1983,

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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

1985
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1986
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival 1976 - 1986,

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1987
Field of Figuration, Murdoch Court,

National Gallery of Victoria, 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)

The ANZ Bicentennial Art Commissions, Toured nationally 1987-1988

1988
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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

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

The Real Thing, The Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 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.


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