Will Coles

Born 1972
Lives and works in Spain

Artist's CV

This is work that draws on the past to reinvent the future.

Will Coles studied at the Ravensbourne College of Art, Wimbledon School of Art and Glasgow School of Art before settling in Sydney.  Working in a variety of mediums, his sculptures are an unapologetic critique of consumer culture: religious icons, pop culture references, military accoutrements and symbols of death are deconstructed and reconstructed in honour of an iconoclastic process of resacralisation.

The element of surprise and humour in Coles’s works is reflected in his street practice—casting his small sculptures in concrete and situating them in unexpected urban spaces around the world. You might even find him as an ‘unofficial’ entrant in Sydney’s annual ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ event.

\ Artworks

Everything must go

2014 \ Mixed media \ 60x50x15cm


2013 \ Bronze \ 4x12x21cm

Might is right

2014 \ GRP and gold leaf \ 125x80x50cm


2013 \ Bronze \ 5x10x28


2014 \ GRP and iron dust \ 30x25x10cm

Sweet Teeth

2013 \ Bronze \ 4x12x12cm

drink to get drunk

2015 \ Nickel-plated bronze \ 5x30x21cm

etc. etc.

2013 \ Nickel-plated bronze \ 15x15x17cm

\ Exhibitions featuring Will Coles

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Contact Us

to find out more about Will Coles.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)