DIANA COLE B.A. 2021
Born Brisbane. Contemporary figurative painter in oil and acrylic and drawings in black and white, printmaker, sculptor.
Studied painting and drawing at the A.D.R with Prof. Bissietta and whilst my children were growing up attended a number of life drawing groups and masterclasses and exhibited in local exhibitions.
1980-84Sculpture Centre. The Rocks, Life sculpture, casting, carving etc.
1984-87 B.A. Visual Art. City Art Institute. (Now U.N.S.W college of fine arts) Majoring in painting.
1991 Lithography. Workshop Arts Centre. Willoughby.
2009 “People from The Northside and Beyond Gordon Library
2008 Retrospective. Gordon Library. Gordon
2006 Cudgegong gallery. Gulgong. “Figuratively Speaking”
2005 Dale Thomas Gallery. Artarmon. “Fabulous Figures”
2003 Dale Thomas Gallery. Artarmon. All over the Place”
2001 Ewart Gallery. Willoughby.” Members and Models”
1998 Greenaway Gallery. Melbourne. “Memories of Crete”
1997 Untitled Gallery. Lane Cove. Around Sydney”
1996 Mac’s Café. Pokolbin. Recent Work.
1995. Eaglehawke Galleries. Enmore “Mary Reiby Series”
1995. Headmasters Gallery. St. Ives.” Daisy Bates Series”
1994Pippa’s Gallery. Gordon. “basically, Black and White,
1982 Signatures. Mosman. “Recent Work”
2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2002 Dale Thomas Gallery. Artarmon. Around the Emerald City Mother and Daughter exhibition.
2002 Dale Thomas Gallery. “Fish”
4 PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2005 Arthouse hotel. Pitt St. “People in the Attic”
2003 Arthouse hotel Pitt St. “Some People in the Attic”
1996 Oyster Bar. Circular Quay. “Small Works”
GROUP EXHIBITIONS. (Selected)
2016 New Works. Platform 72. St. Leonards.
2015 Ducks off the Wall. Ewart Gallery
2015 Gallipoli Art Prize Sydney
2015 Inspiring Lines Ewart Gallery
2014 Semi Finalist Moran Portrait Prize
2014 Your Call. Ewart gallery.
2014 BSG Small Works. Melbourne
2014 Linden Postcard Show. Melbourne
2014 In the Buff. Ewart Gallery
2014 Teacher’s Exhibition. Ewart gallery
2013 Bull in a China Shop. Ewart Gallery. Willoughby.
2012 Round and Round. Ewart Gallery
2012 Confluence. Art of the Workshop Arts Centre tutors. Ewart Gallery.
2011 Celebration. Ewart Gallery Willoughby.
2011 Gallipoli Art Prize
2011 Linden Postcard Show. Lindon Contemporary. Melbourne
2011 Small Works, Brunswick St. Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 “Teacher’s Exhibition” Ewart Gallery. Willoughby.
2010 “The Artists Muse” Arthouse Hotel. Pitt St.
2010 “Face off” MLC Gallery, Ultimo
2009 “Unsung Heroes” Parliament House. Canberra.
2009 Mosman Art Prize
2009 “: Parliament Object” Parliament House. Sydney
2009 “Top Marks.” Ewart Gallery. Willoughby
2 008 Portia Geach Art Award
2008 “The Art of Healing” Arthouse hotel. Pitt St.
2008 “Christmas Mix” Marianne Newman Gallery. Crow’s Nest.
2008 “Drawn from Life” Marianne Newman Gallery. Crow’s Nest
2007 “Christmas Exhibition” Gallery 41 Woolloomooloo
2007. “Power in the House” Parliament House. Sydney
2007 “Best Friend” Arthouse hotel Pitt St.
2007 Chairs for Charity. Melbourne,
2006 Idols & Icons” Arthouse Hotel Pitt St.
2006 “Chairs for Charity” Melbourne.
2006 “Courtroom Faces” Supreme Court Building. Sydney.
2004 “Masking the Potential” Mosman Art Gallery.
2004 Art on the Rocks.
2003Swiss Grand Hotel. Bondi
2003.Xzibit. “Greyscale” McMahon’s Point. (2)
2000.2001.2002Norton Gallery. McMahon’s Point
1997 Greenaway Gallery. Melbourne (2)
1993-1996 Ewart Gallery. Willoughby(3)
1996 Trinity Delmar Gallery. Summer Hill
1995 Istral Gallery. Woollahra (2)
1994Eaglehawke Galleries. Enmore.
1993 Eaglehawke Galleries. Glebe
1991-1994 Solander Galleries. Canberra.
1990Gallery 77 Glebe.
1990 Hawkesbury Gallery. Windsor
1990Wycombe Galleries. Neutral Bay
1987City Art institute Paddington
1981. Signatures. Mosman
1990 Winner. Fairfield City Art prize.
1992 Winner. Works on Paper. Fisher’s Ghost. Campbelltown
1989 Winner. Drawing Prize. Fairfield City Council.
1992 2nd Glebe Art Prize.
1993.2nd.Modern Figurative. Royal Agricultural Society.
1995 Finalist. Mosman Art Prize.
2004 Finalist Art on the Rocks.
2008Finalist. Portia Geach Art Award.
2009 Finalist. Mosman Art Prize 2011Finalist. Gallipoli Art Prize
Selected for The Perfect Diary”, a collection of
Australian art and writing 2005,2003,2002,2001,2000,1999,1998, 2003, Joint Winner of the People’s Choice.,
2014 Semi Finalist. Moran Portrait Prize
2015 Finalist. Gallipoli Art Prize
2017, 2018, 2019 selected Paddington Poster competition.
2020 Finalist Northern Beaches Art Prize
REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS OF;
Fairfield City Council
Campbelltown City Council
Taiwan Merchant Bank
Leighton Hall U.K
Private Collections in the U.K. Germany, Venice, Switzerland, U.S.A. Hong
Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and throughout Australia.
Diana has organized a weekly sketch club at the Workshop Art Centre for many years and conducts workshops from time to time.
Recently she has designed book covers and a C.D. cover and illustrated children’s books, “Rosinella’s Journey”, “Thomas Tadpole” “The Calling of Pelican Cate” and “Bitten by an Escalator”.
Diana has written and illustrated 9 books for children.
TOPAZ AND LUCY BOOKS
What Are They Called?
What Are They Called? 2
Working it out.