Charles Wilcox

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Charles  Wilcox The Melbourne Muse
The Melbourne Muse
ink on 1940s newspaper
94 x 94 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Master and Commander
Driftwood and reclaimed objects
120 x 140 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Patience
Reclaimed materials with light
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Red Sunbaker
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Red Swimmer
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Portsea
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
104 x 104 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Blue Diver
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Blue Swimmer
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Turquoise Diver
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Turquoise Sunbaker
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Turquoise Swimmer
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox
Milioni di Baci (Millions of Kisses)
ink and gold leaf on vintage Italian newspaper
122 x 80 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Quartermaster
Driftwood and reclaimed objects
115 x 120 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Aurora
ink and gold leaf on 1960's newspaper
95 x 95 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Kestrel Bay
driftwood, whale bone and iron
165 x 165 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Serena
ink and gold leaf on 1960's newspaper
95 x 95 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Snorkelling on the Reef
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
94 x 94 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The 1940 Muse
ink and gold leaf on 1940s newspaper
93 x 93 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The 1940's Swimmer
ink and gold leaf on 1940s newspaper
93 x 93 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Three Islands
driftwood and reclaimed objects with light
130 x 130 x 30 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Adrift
driftwood and fishing net with light
120 x 90 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Bass Strait Diver
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
125 x 95 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Coral Cay
driftwood & salvaged net feature light
100 x 65 cm
Charles  Wilcox Quarantine Bay
Quarantine Bay
driftwood and fishing net with light
100 x 60 x 40 cm
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Castaway on Hammerhead Reef
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
125 x 125 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Siren No.1
The Siren No.1
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Snorkeler No.2
The Snorkeler No.2
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
90 x 60 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Martini No.2
Martini No.2
acrylic, Italian newspapers, on Surfboard
180 x 45 cm
Charles  Wilcox The Castaway
The Castaway
Driftwood with light
100 x 50 cm
Charles  Wilcox Hello Sailor no. 12
Hello Sailor no. 12
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Sailor_s Wife no. 1
The Sailor's Wife no. 1
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Sunbaker no. 11
The Sunbaker no. 11
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Surfer
The Surfer
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Ocean Diver
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
104 x 104 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Sunbaker no. 16
The Sunbaker no. 16
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Melbourne Diver
The Melbourne Diver
ink on 1940s newspaper
94 x 94 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox The Melbourne Swimmer
The Melbourne Swimmer
ink on 1940s newspaper
94 x 94 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Diving At Sorrento Back Beach
Diving At Sorrento Back Beach
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox 1880 Amalfi Sailor
1880 Amalfi Sailor
ink/acrylic on antique italian newspaper
104 x 104 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox 1880 Amalfi Swimmer
1880 Amalfi Swimmer
ink/acrylic on antique italian newspaper
104 x 104 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox 1897 Amalfi Diver
1897 Amalfi Diver
ink/acrylic on antique italian newspaper
104 x 104 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
1963
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
154 x 124 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
1969
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
154 x 124 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox 3 Leagues Under The Sea
3 Leagues Under The Sea
Reclaimed materials with light
110 x 60 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Amalfi
Amalfi
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
140 x 140 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Aperol
Aperol
acrylic, Italian newspapers, on Surfboard
180 x 45 x 27 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Aperol No.2
Aperol No.2
acrylic, Italian newspapers, on Surfboard
180 x 45 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox Artist
Archipeligo
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
140 x 160 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Australian Sunbaker
mixed media on canvas
104 x 104 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox
Barry
driftwood and corrugated iron
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Blairgowrie Diver
Blairgowrie Diver
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
125 x 95 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
driftwood and reclaimed materials with gold leaf
1650 x 1650 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Campari
Campari
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
160 x 180 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Campari
Campari
acrylic, Italian newspapers, on Surfboard
180 x 45 x 27 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Capri
Capri
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
160 x 160 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charlotte Bay
Charlotte Bay
driftwood
145 x 60 x 70 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox
Chasing Seahorses
acrylic on corrugated Iron
145 x 145 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Columbus
Columbus
Driftwood,reclaimed signal flag
150 x 120 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Diving With the Whites
Diving With the Whites
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Diving at Portsea Pier
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
124 x 124 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Diving at Sundown
Diving at Sundown
mixed media on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Diving with Neptune_s Daughter
Diving with Neptune's Daughter
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
125 x 95 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Fish In The Hand
Fish In The Hand
acrylic on corrugated Iron
153 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Girl in Forest
Girl in Forest
copper, corton steel, stainless steel, mild steel, timber
152 x 152 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Goose Chase
Goose Chase
acrylic on recycled street posters
137 x 105 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Hello Sailor no. 2
Ink on 1930s newspaper
64 x 95 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Hello Sailor no. 3
Ink on 1960s newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Leonardo - Masel Commission
Leonardo - Masel Commission
driftwood, reclaimed iron and gold leaf
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Long Story Short
Long Story Short
acrylic on recycled street posters
137 x 106 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Mangrove (Coffee Table)
Mangrove (Coffee Table)
driftwood and glass
50 x 100 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Martina
ink and gold leaf on 1960's newspaper
95 x 95 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Martini
Martini
acrylic, Italian newspapers, on Surfboard
180 x 45 x 27 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Meredith
Meredith
Acrylic/Wallpaper
150 x 100 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Mick Fanning No.2
Mick Fanning No.2
Reclaimed materials with light
185 x 50 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Mutiny On The Bounty
Mutiny On The Bounty
Driftwood and reclaimed objects
160 x 40 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Neptune_s Daughter No.1
Neptune's Daughter No.1
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
95 x 64 cm
Framed
Charles  Wilcox Pearl Diver
Pearl Diver
acrylic on corrugated Iron
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Portofino
Portofino
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
140 x 140 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Rogue Wave
Rogue Wave
acrylic on canvas
159 x 99 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sorrento
Sorrento
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
165 x 165 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sorrento Sail
Sorrento Sail
print
4/100
75 x 55 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sorrento Sun
Sorrento Sun
print
1/100
75 x 55 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sorrento Surfer
Sorrento Surfer
acrylic on Surfboard
50 x 190 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sorrento Surfer
Sorrento Surfer
print
4/100
75 x 55 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Summer on the Peninsula
Summer on the Peninsula
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
104 x 104 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sunbaking In Sorrento
Sunbaking In Sorrento
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Sunbaking at Sundown
Sunbaking at Sundown
mixed media on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Swimming Beyond the Lighthouse
Swimming Beyond the Lighthouse
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
Swimming at Portsea
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Swimming at Sundown
Swimming at Sundown
mixed media on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Swimming on the Southern Reef
Swimming on the Southern Reef
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
94 x 94 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Beach Comber
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Blue Sunbaker
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Castaway
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Castaway no. 3
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Castaway no. 5
The Castaway no. 5
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Castaway no. 6
The Castaway no. 6
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Crest
The Crest
acrylic on canvas
98 x 144 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Diver no. 33
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Diver no. 50
The Diver no. 50
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
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Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Entrepreneur
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
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Charles  Wilcox The Fisherman_s Daughter no. 6
The Fisherman's Daughter no. 6
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Girl that Swims with Sharks
acrylic on corrugated Iron
140 x 140 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Great White Shark Proof Board
The Great White Shark Proof Board
Reclaimed materials with light
185 x 50 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Lighthouse Diver
The Lighthouse Diver
Ink & acrylic on vintage newspapers
154 x 124 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Odysea
The Odysea
Reclaimed Objects
220 x 40 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Oyster farmer (lamp)
The Oyster farmer (lamp)
driftwood & reclaimed netting light
60 x 120 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Peninsula Diver
The Peninsula Diver
mixed media on canvas
125 x 95 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Portsea Sailor
The Portsea Sailor
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Red Diver
Ink on vintage newspaper
96 x 67 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Reef
The Reef
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
140 x 140 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Renaissance Muse
The Renaissance Muse
ink and gold leaf on vintage Italian newspaper
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Renaissance Siren
The Renaissance Siren
ink and gold leaf on vintage Italian newspaper
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Renaissance Swimmer
The Renaissance Swimmer
ink and gold leaf on vintage Italian newspaper
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Reporter
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Searcher
The Searcher
Driftwood & reclaimed iron
160 x 160 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Southern Diver
The Southern Diver
ink, acrylic, vintage newspapers on canvas
125 x 125 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox The Sunbaker no. 12
The Sunbaker no. 12
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
Charles  Wilcox Charles Wilcox artist
The Sunbaker no. 13
Ink on vintage newspaper
95 x 64 cm
SOLD
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Charles  Wilcox

Charles Wilcox

Charles Wilcox Biography

Melbourne artist Charles Wilcox has had a love affair with the ocean since his first steps into the waves. His artwork reflects his passion for water, sand and sun, and his works pay homage to the unpredictable nature of the sea.

Prior to pursuing a full time career in art, Charles ran survival courses and outdoor expeditions. During this time he travelled to remote locations and began experimenting with sculpture and painting using materials collected on his trips. From a young age, a hunter-gatherer ideology has influenced his life and work, from free-diving for seafood to collecting driftwood and reinstating discarded items to new glory.

 

Sculpture

The sculptures Charles creates are just as much about the adventures to find the materials as the final form or shape he creates. Every piece of driftwood he picks up has travelled across the ocean, survived the harsh elements and by chance washed up on the particular beach he is walking along that day.

“When assembling the sculptures in the studio, I can sometimes pick up the same piece over a number of years before it fits in the particular puzzle I’m working on at that time."

His sculptures are formed using a number of design elements and principles : the gap between two pieces form shadows, different textures of bleached-out timbers form patterns.

“You can’t get these combinations without collecting materials from different location and when I combine these the result is something unique”.

 

Newspaper Girls

Charles’ newspaper works are inspired by vintage summer advertisements from the 1950s-1960s. The stripes he paints are a classic and timeless pattern found on beach umbrellas, deck chairs and swimwear which is synonymous with summer on the coast.

“I have always loved the vintage advertisements and billboards, the classic look and style of that era - I enjoy bringing life back to something old and discarded. There are many challenges with newspaper works; with a single brushstroke you can easily cover a piece of history which I think resonates with modern media – you don’t always see the full story”.

Charles Wilcox Statement

“In the late 80s, Dad would take us on trips in his Cessna185 flying over the desert and coast of Australia and landing in remote locations with no roads where we’d fossick for everything from fossils, ancient spear heads to bits of flotsam and jetsam from the coast. I feel pretty lucky that such an enjoyable pastime has now become a work routine!”

 

“My sculptures and paintings are a representation of everything I love about the sea, adventure and travel. I hike, dive and explore the most rugged and remote coastlines of Australia, sometimes hiring light aircraft to give me access to the most isolated beaches. I select materials that are shaped by the harsh elements of the environment to use in my artworks. Washed-up driftwood, flotsam and jetsam found by chance on secluded beaches that survives a journey across vast oceans, corrugated iron and other salvaged building materials scorched by sun and hammered by storms – I love it all. Featuring these items and their story in my art is a real motivator for me”.

Charles Wilcox Resumé

Chisholm Institute Design Award
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design  | Chisholm Institute
Diploma of Graphic Arts and Design  | Chisholm Institute
Certificate IV in Arts – Applied Design | Chisholm Institute
Young Designer’s Preparation Program – Studio 108 |  Monash University
Certificate IV Engineering | Chisholm Institute

 

Exhibitions

2019 - Galleria360 - Art is Now, Florence (Italy)

2019 - Manyung Gallery Pop up Exhibition - Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza (AUS) 

2018 - Lost at Sea - solo exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento (AUS)

2018 - Charles Wilcox Exhibition - solo exhibition Studio Six, Seaford (AUS)

2018 - Summer in Flinders Manyung Gallery

2018 - Coolart Exhibition Somers

2017 - Summer Exhibition Without Pier 

2017 - Of The Sea, group exhibition

2017 - Deep Water, solo exhibition Studio Six Victoria

2017 - Mansfield fine Art Gallery Easter Exhibition

2017 - Art Redhill

2017 - ARC The Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition

2017 - Summer group exhibition Without Pier Gallery Victoria

2017 - Summer group exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento

2017 - Coolart Exhibition Somers

2016 - Group exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento Victoria

2016 - Australia Wild, group exhibition, Sherbrooke Art Society, Belgrave

2016 - VIC Beaches, Seas, Sport, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

2016 - VIC Stranded on Coastlines, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC

2015 - Blues of Summer, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC

2015 - Urban & Iconic, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza VIC

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