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Art Exhibition by Bill Cook
25 February 2022
Local Artist Bill Cook is looking to launch his book titled “A Deeper Beauty” and
hold an exhibition at the same time, on March 12, at 1.30 pm at Gallery M, 287
Diagonal road, Marion.
Bill Cook is an Adelaide artist with a passion for classical Greece, its myths,
legends and its sculpture.
Married into a local Greek family, the Lesses’, he and his wife Maria have
maintained a long term membership of the Greek Orthodox Community.
Cook won the Greek Art prize in 2006 with a sculpture titled “Athena rising”,
which is in the collection of the Greek Community.
His work reflects the role of migration, specifically the Greek experience, in
shaping Australia. Cook has had residencies and exhibitions on the Greek Islands
of Skopelos and Ikaria.
Cook says about his work “much of it reflects the experience of all migrants,
being torn between place of birth and place of residency, and not being
completely comfortable in either”.
Cook’s latest exhibition at Gallery M, Diagonal road Marion, is a retrospective of
his four decades in the visual arts. It is part of the 2022 Fringe Festival
programme, page 124, and it is on longer than the Fringe dates from March 12th,
book launch, to April 3rd.
A book of his work called “A Deeper Beauty” may be available at the
Retrospective Exhibition depending on problems with international shipping due
to covid virus.
Cook is a graduate of the renowned South Australian School of Art and the
recipient of the GC Wright Memorial Prize for Life Drawing and Painting.
He has worked in the arts as an Education Officer for The Art Gallery of South
Australia, a TAFE lecturer, art teacher and cartoonist. He has pursued his practise
full time since 2000.
Bill’s book “A Depper Beauty” is available for purchase through
Adelaide, South Australia