CHARLES WILCOX

“The Australian coast doesn’t just inspire my art, it becomes a part of it”. 

 Born in Melbourne, Charles developed a passion for art during his school years and went on to gain qualifications in engineering and graphic design. 

Charles’ work is a reflection and representation of his love of the sea, adventure and travel. 

​Charles hikes along the rugged coastlines of the east coast of Australia, travelling as far as Cape York, where he charters light aircraft to give him access to the most remote beaches. 

He selects materials that are shaped by the harsh elements of the Australian environment to use in his artworks. 

Washed-up driftwood, found by chance on a secluded beach that survives a journey across vast oceans. 

Corrugated iron reclaimed from various overgrown places, scorched by sun and hammered by storms.

 Winner of Chisholm Institute Design Award Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design | 2009 | Chisholm Institute Diploma of Graphic Arts and Design | 2008-2009 | Chisholm Institute Certificate IV in Arts – Applied Design | 2005 | Chisholm Institute Young Designer’s Preparation Program – Studio 108 | 1999 | Monash University 

Certificate I in Engineering | 1998-1999 | Chisholm Institute

Recent exhibitions

​2016

Group exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento Victoria

Australia Wild, group exhibition, Sherbrooke Art Society, Belgrave 

VIC Beaches, Seas, Sport, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento 

VIC Stranded on Coastlines, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC

 2015

Blues of Summer, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC Urban & Iconic Group Exhibition, group show, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza VIC