Mela Cooke
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curriculum vitae




mela cooke








university of melbourne
university of queensland
brisbane institute of art 

Gallery representation

red hill gallery    61 musgrave rd red hill, qld 4059 

stony creek gallery 10 stony creek rd, daylesford ,vic 3460

manyung gallery  113 ocean beach rd sorrento vic, 3943

                             37 cook st, flinders, vic,3929

                             8 claremont ave, malvern, vic,3144

gallery salamanca   65 salamanca pl, hobart, tas, 7004

soho gallery  105/197 young st waterloo, nsw 2017

retrospect gallery  52 jonson st, byron bay nsw 2481






Individual exhibitions

urban angels 2002

Selected group exhibitions

society of sculptors queensland annual exhibition 1992-2019

brookfield sculpting exhibition 1999-2003, 2017-2019

maria perides annual sculpting exhibition 2003-,2005

real art, the air gallery, london 2003

"frankly speaking", brisbane 2008

brisbane grammar art exhibition 2008- 2019

live life villages art exhibition 2010-2012

nundah village art exhibition 2011-2015

"frankly speaking again" newstead brisbane 2011

fifty shades of fine art, Brisbane 2012

toorak village vic sculpture exhibition 2012-2014

sculpture for the senses waterfront place 2013

expressions in sculpture  riverside centre 2014

nudgee art exhibition 2011-2016

royal queensland show 2012-2019

rotary art spectacular samford 2013-2017

rotary art spectacular brisbane city, 2013-2019,

'living legenends & wild forms' brisbane august 2018








Maryborough Qld Sculpture Trail: 6 bronze sculptures 2015

                                                     7 bronze sculptures 2016

Hervey Bay Qld                            Family of life size dingoes 2017

Fig Tree Pocket             Two  bronze fish pond covers complete with bronze waterlillies, lilypads,                                        frogs, dragonflies and an egret  2017

Women In Sport  current


1997 First Prize Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition

1998 Third Prize Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition 

1999 Second Prize Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition

1999  Society of Sculptors Queensland 'dramatic moments'exhibition  celebating 30 years, winner of the Comerford Stone Sculpting award

2001, 2003 Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Winner People's Choice Award 

2010 Winner live life villages 1st prize for sculpture 

2011 Winner nundah village art exhibition 1st prize for sculpture 

2012 Winner nudgee college art exhibition 1st prize sculpture 

2012 3rd prize sculpture RNA 

2012 2nd prize sculpture nundah village art exhibition 

2013 Winner 3rd prize royal qld show for sculpture 

2014 Winner first prize royal qld show for sculpture 

2015 Winner nudgee college art exhibition 1st prize sculpture 

2017 Winner 1st prize royal qld show for sculpture 

2017 Grand champion sculptor royal qld show 

2017 Highly commended royal qld show for sculpting 

2018 Finalist Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula, Vic

2018 Winner of the Family Choice Award Montalto Sculpture Prize Vic

2018 Winner Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition

2018 Winner of the ‘Volunteers Choice’ Award Stanthorpe Art Prize

2018 Finalist Artentwine Sculpture Biennial Tas

2018 Royal Qld Exhibition 2nd prize Indoor Sculpture

2018 Royal Qld Exhibition 1st prize Outdoor Sculpture

2018 Winner Wynnum Manly Yacht Club Sculpture Exhibition

2018 Winner People’s Choice Sculptors Qld Annual Exhibition

2019 Finalist Montalto Sculpture Prize, Mornington Peninsula Vic Feb 24 2019

2019 Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition 2nd prize

2019 George Verine Memorial Prize,Sculptors Qld Annual Exhibition 

Corporate Collections






Private Collections






new zealand





Other Media Publication

courier mail oct 2002
sth west news oct2002
eye on brisbane 2002
sunday mail nov 2002
westside news august 2012

westside news october 2012

art /edit oct/dec 2015

westside news may 2016

art /edit  autumn 2018

art/edit 2019


Professional Memberships

member society of sculptors qld 1988-2015

president sculptors qld  2015/2016

vice president sculptors qld 2014, 2017-2019