Mela Cooke

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Mela  Cooke Pear
Pear
fibreglass & 2 pack paint
106 x 50 cm
Mela  Cooke Spring
Spring
bronze
50 x 40 cm
Mela  Cooke Autumn
Autumn
bronze
50 x 26 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Burmese Babies
Burmese Babies
bronze
2/8
24 x 26 x 24 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Mela Cooke artist
Dexter
bronze
2/8
23 x 42 x 29 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Have I Told You Lately
Have I Told You Lately
bronze
25 x 30 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke He Said_ She Said...
He Said, She Said...
bronze
34 x 53 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Mela Cooke artist
Just Chilling
bronze
3 of 6
40 x 20 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Just Chilling (Red)
Just Chilling (Red)
bronze
40 x 20 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Pear 1
Pear 1
mixed media
104 x 60 x 70 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Pear 2
Pear 2
mixed media
103 x 80 x 72 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke
Pear no 1
fibreglass & 2 pack paint
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Mela Cooke artist
Summer
bronze
2 of 6
35 x 20 cm
SOLD
Mela  Cooke Summer (Green)
Summer (Green)
bronze
35 x 20 cm
SOLD

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Mela  Cooke

Mela Cooke

Mela Cooke Biography

Mela Cooke was born in Victoria, Australia and educated at The University of Melbourne and The University of Queensland. Mela is a city-based artist with a love of sculpture.  Mela produces detailed figures ranging from people to whimsical animals.

 

 

Mela Cooke Statement

My sculptures are informed by my enduring interest in portraying and defining the character and beauty of the people in my life.

 

I have always been a ‘people’s person’, and I delight in endeavouring to capture the essence of the personalities of my family and friends in my sculptures. I have been influenced by two sculptors in particular, Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore, and their work has inspired me to employ strong lines and truthful gestures in order to make my sculptures live.

 

I have worked in various mediums, including marble , but have arrived at the point in my life where my love of the serenity of working in clay, and my appreciation of the beauty & timelessness of bronze, has resulted in my now working solely in this medium.

 

Mela Cooke Resumé

Education
1998-2000 - Studied Marble Sculpting with Graham Radcliffe
1993-2013 - Continued private classes with Frank Lambert
1991-93 - Brisbane Institute of Art, with Frank Lambert

Exhibitions
1992-2013 - Group Exhibitions in Brisbane
2003 - Group Exhibition in London
2002 - Solo Exhibition in Brisbane

Awards & Prizes
2014 winner first prize royal qld show for sculpture 
2014 winner nudgee college art exhibition 1st prize sculpture 
2013 winner 3rd prize royal qld show for sculpture 
2012 - Nudgee College Art Festival, 1st Prize Sculpture
2012 - RNA, 3rd Prize Sculpture & Highly Recommended
2012 - Nundah Village Art Exhibition, 2nd Prize Sculpture
2011 - Nundah Village Art Exhibition, 1st Prize Sculpture
2010 - Livelife Villages Art Exhibition, 1st Prize Sculpture
2005 - Society of Queensland Sculptor Prize
2003 - Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Prize
2002 - Society of Queensland Sculptor Prize
2002 - Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Prize
2000 - Society of Queensland Sculptor Prize
1999 - Winner of Comerford Stone Sculpting Award
1999 - Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Prize
1998 - Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Prize
1997 - Brookfield Sculpture Exhibition Prize

Collections
Private collections: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, France, USA, UK.
Private collection of McCarthy Homes, work displayed in several of their display homes.

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