Charles Wilcox

Charles  Wilcox


“The Australian coast doesn’t just inspire my art, it becomes a part of it”. 


Born in Melbourne, Charles developed a passion for art during his school years and went on to gain qualifications in engineering and graphic design. Charles’ work is a reflection and representation of his love of the sea, adventure and travel.

Charles hikes, dives and explores the most rugged and remote coastlines of the east coast of Australia, travelling as far as Cape York, where he charters light aircraft to give him access to the most isolated beaches.

He selects materials that are shaped by the harsh elements of the Australian environment to use in his artworks. Washed-up driftwood, flotsam and jetsam found by chance on a secluded beach that survives a journey across vast oceans. Corrugated iron and other salvaged building materials scorched by sun and hammered by storms.


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



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



Associated Exhibitions

Pop in to the new Mt Eliza Pop-up
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
2 March - 23 March, 2019
Saturday 2nd March
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Charles Wilcox | Lost At Sea
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
29 November - 4 December, 2018
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September in Sorrento
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
1 September - 30 September, 2018
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On The Map Event
Salvage: Recycled and mixed media art - Factory 7
28 April - 28 April, 2018
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'The Art Of Giving' - VIP Christmas Event
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
7 December - 7 December, 2017
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'Of The Sea' - Group Exhibition Of Sculpture & Paintings
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
20 October - 31 October, 2017
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End of Year Group Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Malvern
8 December - 24 December, 2016
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New Interiors Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Malvern
7 November - 29 November, 2015
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Inner Urban And Iconic exhibition
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
6 August - 30 August, 2015
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Movement and Tangibility
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
7 March - 29 March, 2015
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