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.
From sculptures to fine paintings, Charles travels as far as Cape York in Far North Queensland for unique items and inspiration to use within his works. Each piece speaks of its journey: twisted branches smoothed by sand and water; blemished iron beautified by natural patina; aged and dog-eared newspapers revitalised by youthful ink beauties painted on top.
Sculpture & Paintings
Interior & exterior design
Installations & construction
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 I in Engineering | Chisholm Institute
2019- Art is now - Florence Italy
2019-Manyung Gallery Pop-Up Exhibition, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza (AUS)
2018 - Summer in Flinders Manyung Gallery
2018 - Coolart Exhibition Somers
2017 - Summer Exhibition Without Pier Gallery
2017 - Of The Sea, group exhibition Manyung Gallery
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
I met Charles initially by way of buying one of his outstanding 'Fish' sculptures.
Our conversation about his unique artworks led to him providing creative input and the actual styling of our new restaurant.
Ultimately, Charles designed the 'look' of Rusty's Cafe Bar & Grill in Sorrento and was instrumental in adding value beyond the initial concept. Logo Design, Outdoor Signs and Menu layout have followed on. Two years later I still seek Charles as my 'go-to' person to bounce ideas for further promotions and to produce the artwork.
I constantly receive compliments about the ambience of our restuarant.
I could not recommend Charles more highly for your next project.
Renewable Energy Alliance
"Dealing with Wilcox design and Charles was an absolute pleasure. Charles took control of designing our website and launching it whilst always engaging us and ensuring that we played a major part in the final design decisions. The result was a brilliantly designed and professional looking website that we are extremely happy with. We would recommend Wilcox design and Charles to anyone looking for a top class website at an affordable cost.