Philip Cooper

                                                                                                                                                            39 Honeysuckle Lane

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Curriculum Vitae 


2008-2015       Phd , Fine Art (Sculpture), Monash University.

2001-2004       Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Monash University.

2000                   Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary Art /Design), University of Canberra.

                               Graduate Diploma Education (Theology) ACU.

1987-88              Graduate Diploma of Fine Art (Sculpture), Monash University, Melbourne.

1984-86              Batchelor of Fine Art (Painting, Sculpture) Monash University, Melbourne.

1977-83               Batchelor of Theology, Catholic Theological College (incomplete).


2018         We Remember, sculpture relief, Sacred Heart Church, St. Kilda, Vic.

2009        Paschal Narrative, sculpture relief, St. Scholastica’s Church, Burwood, Vic.

2007         Crucifix, sculptural relief, Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Vic.

2006        Return of the Prodigal, sculptural relief, Australian Catholic University, Sydney.

2003        Stations of the Cross, for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney

                    Reconciliation  Images, for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects, 

                    St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney

1996         The Tent of Meeting  Sculpture Project, National Spirituality Centre, ACT. 


2008      Centrecare Ballarat

2007       Australian Catholic University, Sydney & Ballarat.

2003       St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Sydney.

1999        ARTBANK  , Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade , Canberra.

1997        Tarrawarra Abbey, Yarra Glen, Vic.


2011        A.M.E. Bale Art prize: Award for Drawing.

Solo Exhibitions

2015        PhD Exhibition, Dwelling within the Shape of Things, MADA Gallery, Monash 

2003      Masters Exhibition, Stations of the Cross Commission 

                  for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney.

2001       Mira Gallery, Melbourne.

1998       Touch Wood, Untitled Gallery ,  Sydney.      

                  Solo Exhibition , Institute for Theology and the Arts, Paddington, Sydney.

                  Solo Exhibition , Uniting Church Centre for Creative Ministry, Parramatta.

Group Exhibitions

2020      Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

2019       Sculpture in the Vines, Hanging Rock Winery, Newham, Vic.

2016       Open Studios, Daylesford Macedon Ranges –The Convent gallery Daylesford.

2015       Imago Mundi – Luciano Benneton Collection – Australian Contemporary Art –

                 at Venice Biennale 2015.

2014      Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

                Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition, Yarra Glen, Victoria.

                The Great Mandala, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

2013      Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition, Yarra Glen, Victoria.

                 Naked & Nude, The Manning Art Prize, Taree, NSW.

2011        Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize,Woollahra Council Chambers,Sydney.

                 A.M.E. Bale Art prize: Award for Drawing. Glen Eira Gallery,Melbourne.

2010       Mandorla Art Prize Exhibition. Freemantle,W.A.

2009     Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak, Vic.

2008      Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria

2007      Phoenix Art Prize, Canberra School of Art, ANU, Canberra.

                 Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

2006      Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic. 

                  Emerging Artists Exhibition , Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne.

                  Third QDOS Easter Sculpture Biennial, Qdos gallery, Lorne , Vic.

2005-6  McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery, Vic.

2005     Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

                 Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

2004.    Swan Hill Print  & Drawing Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery,Vic..

2003     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW.

                 Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

                  St. Patrick’s Cathedral Art program, Parliament House Sydney, NSW. 

                  Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

2002      Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough, Vic.

2001       In 3Door/Out 3Door, Mira Gallery, Melbourne.

2000      Mandorla Art Award  , The Moores Building , Perth.

1998       Heartwood   National Sculpture Forum  Canberra , D.F.A.T. Canberra. 

                 The Hutchins School Art Prize , Long Gallery , Hobart.                                           

1997       Nillumbik Art Award  Eltham Gallery, Vic.

                 Hutchins School Art Exhibition   Long Gallery, Hobart.

1996       Mandorla Art Award  Exhibition The Moores Building, Freemantle, W.A.               

1995       Into the Silence  Collaborative Exhibition Textiles and Sculpture, Fay Skyring and 

                 Phil Cooper at City Uniting Church Canberra, National Canberra Sculpture Forum 

                 Sculpture from ANCA  ANCA Gallery, Canberra.

1994      Wynne Prize Exhibition  Art Gallery of N.S.W.

1993      Blake Prize Exhibition  Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

1990      Icons and Angels:  A New Generation  Next Wave Festival, St Paul’s Cathedral.

1989      Mornington Peninsula Arts Festival Drawing Exhibition Victoria.

1988      Blake Prize Exhibition  Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

                 Castlemaine State Festival Drawing Exhibition  Victoria.

                 Graduate Diploma Sculpture Exhibition from Chisholm Institute 

                 Linden Gallery, St.Kilda, Victoria.

1987      Faber-Castell Drawing Exhibition  Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney.

                Mornington Peninsula Arts Festival Drawing Exhibition Victoria.

                St Kilda Arts Festival  Linden Gallery, Melbourne.

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