Unfolding the Layers

Tony Coles

TONY COLES (b. 1968 AUS)


My work is usually a reaction to things seen, felt and reimagined through a distilling process I’m probably not meant to understand. I am interested in expressing the basic elements found in nature, its spatial weights, movement, light and shade, the balancing of simple forms.




Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, Kelvin Grove, B.C.A.E., Brisbane, Qld.

Solo Exhibitions



Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

Cool Art Gallery, Coolum Beach

Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast Art Awards (Local Artists)


Self-represented private sales and commissions


Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.


Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, Qld.

Hyatt Regency, Coolum, Qld

Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, Qld.

Fusions Gallery, Noosa, Qld.

Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, Qld.

Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, Qld.

Boi Bum Ba Gallery, Bahia, Brazil.

Artist in residence, Gloria Hotels, La paz, Bolivia.

Hyatt Regency, Coolum, Qld.


Doggett Street Galleries, “Water Works” Brisbane, Qld.

“Elements” Space 43 Galleries, Brisbane, Qld.

Cool Art Gallery, Coolum Beach, Qld.

Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Qld.

“Corridors” Impact Art Gallery, Maleny, Qld.

“Beached”, Doggett Street Galleries, Brisbane, Qld.

“Hull”, Doggett Street Galleries, Brisbane, Qld.

“The Studio As Mindscape”, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Qld.


Impact Art Gallery, Maleny, Qld.

Michaels On The Sound Restaurant, Noosa Heads, Qld.

Coco’s Restaurant, Noosa heads, Qld.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Qld.


Numerous private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas


1st Prize Immanuel Lutheran College Art Festival, Qld. 1997

1st  Prize Noosa Art Show “ Champion Picture”, Noosa Heads, Qld. 1993

1st  Prize Maroochy Art Festival, “Local Artist Award” Nambour Qld. 1993

1st Prize Noosa Art Festival, Noosa Heads, Qld. 1992

Suncorp Art Awards –  Finalists Exhibition, Brisbane, Qld. 1992

Cultural Events

Exhibition Facilitator; Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Qld. 1998

Director; Stretching Horizons Art Enrichment Program- Buderim Mountain 1998                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Site Curator; “:Sculpture By The Sea”, Noosa Heads, Qld.  1998

Art residency – Gloria Hotels Bolivia 1999


Art Tutor; Sunshine Coast University, Qld. 1996

Art Tutor; Hyatt  Regency Coolum, Sunshine Coast Qld. 1995-1997