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Jim Cox – CV –2022


James Anthony Cox                        


Jim worked in industry for 14 years;  taught at tertiary level for 26 yrs; and retired in 1996.

Natural History has been a life-long interest and this passion is reflected in his work. 


Since retiring he travelled extensively, in 2002 settling in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where he has worked with Landcare groups, planted a rainforest, continued to paint, illustrated books, taught as the fancy took him, exhibited in group activities and continued to mentor emerging artists.



Formal Qualifications


1997:                      Certificate in Native Animal Conservation

1990:                      Bachelor of Art, Qld College of Art, Brisbane

1973:                      Certificate of Teaching, BCAE Brisbane (Mt Gravatt)

1958:                      Diploma of Art, RMIT, Melbourne

Teaching Experience


1996-2018:           Private lessons in both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

1989-1996:           Bris. Inst. of TAFE–(Gateway) - Principal Teacher

1975-1980:           Townsville College of TAFE (School for Cultural Studies)

1970-1973:           Qld College of Art - (George St, Brisbane; Morningside Campus)




One Man Shows:                      held over a 70yr period mainly  in …

Townsville, Cairns, Rockhampton Regional Galleries; Brisbane, Montville, Maleny


2022                    'SOS- Save our Species' 16th- 31st July  … at Mary Cairncross Reserve Gallery, Maleny.

                              an exhibition of favourite Native Australian Animals . and launch of book, SOS Save our Species ..

2022                    Open Studio 26-27th March 2022

2015                    Vianta Gallery, Beerwah .. ‘images from travels’

2013                    ‘Recent works’…Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny

2007:                   ‘Birds’ … Loungeroom Gallery, Red Hill Brisbane, Robyn Bauer Gallery, Paddington Brisbane


Group/ Shared  Exhibitions:   as described below


2022                    Secrets on the Lake Gallery, Montville

2020                    ‘Chromatica’, Arts Connect Inc. Members Exhibition, @ The Zone, Maleny

2019                    ‘The Magic of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’ … a group exhibition

                              of selected works donated by local artists for the book publication (as above)

2018:                   ‘Utopia Tropicae’, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

                              Gallery 48, The Esplanade, Townsville

                              Razorback Gallery, Montville

                              Gallery Display of works- Ochre Health Maleny

                              Emmanuel Art Exhibition/ prize

                              Cooroy Butter Factory

2017:                   Winner: Lyn McRae Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery

                             Open Studio Program, Montville Studio

                             Obi Obi Art Prize; ‘Respect’

                             Sculpture on the Edge, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

2016:                   Finalist- Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery

                             Finalist-Lyn McRae Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery

                             Moreton Bay Regional Gallery, ‘The HUB”

2015:                   Graydon Gallery, New Farm Brisbane

                             SC Environmental Forum – Art Display

                             Sculpture on the Edge, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

                             Winner: Animal Life Section; Kenilworth Art Competition

2014:                   Sunday Drive Exhibition- Group show-Caloundra Regional Gallery

                             Open Studio Program, Montville studio

                             Sculpture on the Edge, Spicers Tamarind, Maleny

2013:                   Sculpture on the Edge, Maleny

                             Open Studio Program, Montville studio

                             Group Exhibition- Secrets on the Lake, Montville;

2012:                   Group Exhibition - Secrets on the Lake, Montville

                             Group Exhibition – Main St Gallery, Montville

                             Open Studio Program, Montville studio

                             Cooroy Butter Factory (group)

2011:                   Finalist: Kenilworth Painting Prize (Kenilworth Qld)

                            Group-Maleny Art Retreat

                            Main St Gallery, Montville

                            Open Studio Program, Montville studio

2010:                 Group Sculpture Installation in Open Gardens, Montville & Maleny

2009:                 Group Exhibition-  ‘Forest Floor’.. Montville, Qld


Prior to 2007:        actively exhibiting in Brisbane and Townsville




2017:                   Winner: Lyn McRae Drawing Prize (Noosa Regional Gallery)

2016:                   Finalist- Noosa Art Award 2

2016:                   Finalist-Lyn McRae Drawing Prize (Noosa Regional Gallery)

2015:                   First Prize: Kenilworth Art Festival – ‘Animal Life’ section

2011:                   Finalist in Kenilworth Painting Award


1974-1989:           Various Awards- FNQld




Written, designed & illustrated:       

2022                    Wicked Esmerelda and Tabatha … a children’s book

2022                    SOS .. Save our Species … 24 illustrations and words from Elaine Green

2007                    The Book of Krumple  .. 1st edition, (subsequent editions ..2009;                       2011, 2013; 2022) .. a children’s book

Illustrations for Book Production

2019                    20 Illustrations done for the Book: The Magic of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2011                     Visual Art Camp, Morayfield … Jim Cox, painting & illustration

2010                    Earth Dreams Magic

2005                    Funny Face .. Les Hall

1993                     Our World Heritage, Stephen Gard

1992                     A Dinosaur Directory, Susan Harney

1992                    Where to find birds in Nth Qld .. Jo Wieneke

1990                    ‘Unique Mammals of Australia’ .. Jacaranda Press;

                              WINNER of Graphic Design Award.

1988                    Discover Nth Qld – Jill Mather

1987                    ‘Ravenswood’ - Jill Mather

1986                    Townsville College of TAFE

1985                    Campuses and Courses, James Cook Uni of Nth Qld

1985                    Special Education Matters

1983                    Ed 1- Birds of the Townsville Town Common ..

1988                    Ed 2 -..  author Stephen Garnett

1983                    Tie .. ‘TAFE Instructors Ehibition’

1981                     Water Plants of the Town Common .. Ursula Rowlett;                                    

1973                     ‘Unaccustomed as I am’ .. G.R.F Gibson

Publications including existing artwork from Jim


2019                    UTOPIA TROPICAE

2016                    Images of an Era .. Martin Gallery, Townsville

2012                    Open Studios 2012


Public Art Installations


2019                    Vinyl representation: artwork ‘Monstereo Delicio’ installed in community artspace at Avid’s ‘Harmony Estate’, Sippy Downs.  2000                   Mural of students, Mt Fox State School

1997                     Mural ..led collaborative work from students at St Dympna Primary School, Aspley


Work in Collections


                            James Cook University, Townsville;

                            Cairns City Collection;

                            Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsille;

                            Private Collections - Australia and Overseas.

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