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Adrian CORKE (AU)
Lưới Mắt Caó #5, 2017
acrylic on linen, 152.4  x 127 cm 

Bio

Adrian Corke's art practice synthesises fragments of memory and experience – the juxtapositions of time, culture and place. These relationships connect Corke to the world, help distil his thinking and provide a process for deeper inquiry. Ultimately, they manifest in the union between the intuitive and the formal, the spiritual and the mundane.  

He works in a range of media including, drawing, print and painting. Recently he has focussed principally on acrylic on wood panel, exploring ideas around colour and space within the genre of abstraction. High-key colours, shapes, pattern and texture (visual and actual) are used to create artworks that explore visual space and ideas of memory, sensuality and place.

Corke has an MFA from RMIT, Australia with Hong Kong Art School. Now based in Melbourne, he has also lived and studied in Viet Nam and Hong Kong. His work has been exhibited in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong and is in numerous public collections including the Art Gallery of Queensland, the Print Council of Australia and the Federation University Australian Art Collection.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Sound and Vision, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016

Local &/or General, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014

Local &/or General, L0 Gallery (duo show), JCCAC, Hong Kong

1989                   

Adrian Corke Solo Exhibition, Sweet Jamaique Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Abstraction Twenty Eighteen, Langford 120, Melbourne, Australia 

AssignationStephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017

Latency, Hidden Space, Hong Kong

Transitions, Langford 120, Melbourne, Australia 

2016

Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014                   

This Must Be The Place, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

That Which Can Be Imagined, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2010                   

Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009                   

Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery,

Melbourne, Australia

1993                   

Fringe Festival, Napier Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1991                   

10 x 10 Group Show, Roar Studios, Melbourne, Australia

1988                   

Adrian Corke Solo Exhibition, Sweet Jamaique Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1987                   

Oculus Gallery: Prints and Drawings Prize (acquired), Melbourne, Australia

Henri Worland Print Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Australia

1986                   

Oculus Gallery: Prints and Drawings Prize (acquired), Melbourne, Australia

1985                   

Print Council of Australia Print Exhibition, Toyohashi City Museum of Fine Arts, Japan

1984                   

Print Council of Australia Print Exhibition, Ogisu Memorial Museum of Inazawa City, Japan

Print Council of Australia Print Exhibition, Aichi: Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan

Henri Worland Print Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Australia

MPAC Prints Acquisitive: 6th Biennial Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

1983                   

Henri Worland Print Prize (acquired), Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Australia

 

1983/84              

Mini Print Show, Print Council of Australia (toured Australia)

 

1982                   

Printmaking – Present and Past, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

New Work - Drawing, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 

1981                   

4th Year Printmaking from Melbourne State College, State Bank Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1979  

Student Exhibition, Niagara Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia