Maria Coyle

Maria  Coyle



2015,2017             ‘Maria Coyle Sculpture”, Castlemaine State Festival,  Castleamaine

2009,2014           “Contemporary Sculpture ”,  Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

2011,2013             ‘Maria Coyle Sculpture”, Castlemaine State Festival,  Castleamaine  

2007,2009             ‘Maria Coyle Sculpture”, Castlemaine State Festival,  Castleamaine  

2006                    ‘Such Is Life’,  Tin Shed Arts Gallery, Malmsbury, Vic

2005                    “Sculpture - May Exhibition”,  Manyung Gallery,  Mount Eliza

2003, 2005            “Maria Coyle Sculpture”,  Castlemaine State Festival,  Castlemaine

2003                    “Sculpture – December Exhibition”,   Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

2003                          “St. Kevins’ College Art Award”,   Toorak

2001                     La Fornace di Pievasciata,  Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy

2001                     “And All That Jazz”,   Kananook Creek Boathouse Gallery, Frankston

1998                     The Capital - Performing Arts Centre, View St. Bendigo



2012,2013,            Contemporary Sculptors Assoc Group Exhibition, Abbottsford

2011,2012            ÄSV Annual Sculpture Exhibition,  Light Factory Gallery, Eltham

2011                    “Budafest Garden Sculpture Exhibition”  Hunter Street, Castlemaine

2011,2013           “Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show” Exhibition Gardens Carlton

2009                    “Hybrid – Sculpture 2009”,  Toyota Community Spirit Gallery,  Port Melbourne

2009                     Ceramics Vic. 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Manningham Gallery,  Doncaster

2008,2010,2011    “Sculpture Among The Tulips Exhibition”  Tesselaar’s Sculpture Prize,  Silvan

2008                    “Sculpture At Heritage”  Heritage Golf & Country Club, Chirnside Park

2006, 2008,2010    “Toorak Village Sculpture Festival”,  Toorak,  Melbourne

2005                    “Statements In Sculpture”,  Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne

2005                    “Affordable Art Fair”,  Royal Exhibition Building,   Carlton

2004,2005,2008  “Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award”, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Q’land

2004                    “Composed”,  Gas Works Park,  South Melbourne

2001,02,03,04,05    “Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards ”, Yering Station Winery, Yarra Glen

2002                    “Clay At Montsalvat”,  Montsalvat Gallery,  Eltham

2001                    “Castlemaine State Festival”  Buda Historic Home, Castlemaine

2001                    ”26th Alice Craft Exhibition”,  Alice Springs,  N.T.

2000                    “Inspirations”,  Gannon House Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.

1998,99,2000,09    “Art-Red Hill”,  Red Hill Vic.

2000                    “VCG Exhibition,  Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham

2000                          “Goldfields Exhibition”, Bendigo

1998,99,2000        “Canterbury Art Exhibition”, Canterbury, Vic

1999                    "Clay Fever 99", Chapel on Chapel Gallery, Prahran

1999                    "25th Alice Craft Acquisition", Alice Springs, N.T.

1999                    “Impressions”, Framed Gallery,   Darwin, N.T.

1999                    "Landmarks",  Liza Taylor Sculpture Gallery, Mt. Macedon

1998                    "Journey In Time", Steps Gallery,  Carlton

1998                    "Tidal",   Metro Craft centre,  North Melbourne

1997                    "Sculpture 97",   Bendigo Easter Festival, Bendigo

1997                    "Clay Fever",   Steps Gallery,  Carlton

1996                    "Revolutions"   Blackwood Gallery, North Melbourne

1996                    "Masters of the Macedon Ranges"   Art at the Edge Gallery,  Kyneton

1994                    “Windows on Art”  Yarra Art, Warrandyte



2011                Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show,  - ASV Award - silver

2011                Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show,  - People’s Choice Award

2008                Tesselaars Tulip Festival Sculpture Exhibition,     -  Peoples Choice Award

2004                23rd Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award – Second Prize, Gold Coast, Q’land

2000                Victorian  Ceramics  Exhibition, Wiregrass Gallery Eltham, -  Pat Emery Ceramics Award

1996                Outer Eastern TAFE College   -  Outstanding Achievement Award


‘The Bendigo Magazine’  issue 21, November/December 2010                          

Cover Image on Ceramic Glazes of Australia,    2010 & 2011

‘Craftarts International’ Magazine, No.63 issue, March/April 2005

‘Vogue Living’  Magazine, June 2003

‘Trends’ Magazine, November 2002

‘Victorian Lifestyle & Property’ Magazine, Aug/Sept issue, 2002

The Weekly Times, September 2001

Mornington Peninsula Visitors Guide, Autumn/Winter 2001

The Bendigo Advertiser,  March 2001

The Midlands Tourist News, March 2001

Arts On View, Winter 1998

Pottery In Australia, Vol.36, Winter 1997

Sculptural work used in advertising for Tertiary Ceramic Courses in 1993



St. John of God Hospital- Atrium, Bendigo, Vic

Rendezvous Allegra Hotel, Adelaide, S.A.

Brookland Valley Vineyard, Willyabrup, W.A.

Carrington Court Apartments, Gold Coast, Q’land

Yering Station Winery,  Yarra Glen, Vic

Blackjack Winery, Harcourt, Vic

Byfas Lofts at Yarra Falls, Abbotsford, Vic.

Bendigo Base Hospital-Maternity Unit, Bendigo, Vic.

Penbank Independent School, Moorooduc, Vic.

Mt. Lilydale College, Lilydale, Vic.

Represented  in  private  and  corporate  collections  throughout  Australia  and  internationally  in U.S.A.,  United Kingdom,  Italy,  Holland,  Japan,  Asia  and  New Zealand.



My contemporary figurative sculptures are largely inspired by the beauty of the female form, the emotive response between mother & baby, multiple children and lovers.  Although my pieces are quite minimalist, they always convey a feeling or emotion – the body language tells a story.

I love to explore textures and the effect of multiple glazing – often firing my pieces 2, 3 or even 4 times (firing range 1080C – 1150C), each firing takes approximately 24 hours.  A piece can take from 3 – 10 weeks to complete.

All my sculptures are uniquely designed and handcrafted – they range in size from small to lifesize and are suitable for interior or exterior placement.  I have significant experience working with both Interior Designers and Landscape Architects and have many pieces in corporate  spaces – hospitals, hotels, business foyers, wineries etc, as well as private homes.

Associated Exhibitions

Maria Coyle & Nat Ward
Manyung Gallery Flinders
10 August - 24 August, 2019
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Maria Coyle | Eve Marks

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
24 December, 2018 - 7 January, 2019
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