ARTIST PROFILE - Molly Coy


Molly's work inhabits a space between tradition and technology, embracing ages old hand-skills and modern materials, incorporating both tactile and sensory qualities. Layering of materials and textures creating the unusual surfaces so integral to her work, evoking memories and reflection, visually describing her emotional connection to place, nature and change.
Creating artworks that celebrate craft and tradition but more importantly those particular qualities of mind, heart and the hand of the maker, that keep her work both anchored and constantly evolving.
As an artisan binder Molly’s continual evolution of book binding skills has led to the creation of award winning, individual and limited edition artist books. Combining mixedmedia and print-making within the book structure extending their capacity to frame and develop concepts and images.

Awards

  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize 2017
  • City of Busselton Art Award 2016 Winner
  • Town of Cambridge Art Prize
Collections
  • National Library of Australia – Printed Australiana
  • State Library of WA – WA Heritage Collection
  • State Library of Queensland – Artist Book Collection
  • City of Busselton – Art Collection
  • Town of Cambridge – Art Collection
  • Multiple Private Collections
Collaborations
  • Uni Mook (photographer) ‘Solitude’ single edition artist book
  • Leon Pericles (printmaker) ‘Overprint’ Limited edition (10) artist books
  • Dr Claire Bolton (print historian) ‘Handscapes’ Limited edition (12) artist books
Solo Exhibitions
  • Narrative’ ArtGeo Gallery 2017
  • Multifarious’ Arts Margaret River Foyer Gallery 2015

Group Exhibitions

  • Painted Tree Gallery Northcliffe 2018 Selected artist
  • 'South West Art Now' Bunbury Regional Gallery - Selected artist 2018
  • Tartan Fleck - Invited Artist 2017
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art prize 2017
  • Cossack Art Award City of Karratha 2017
  • ‘Margaret River Region Open Studios’ 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Courthouse Gallery’ City of Busselton 2017
  • 'City of Busselton Art Award 2016' ArtGeo Gallery, City of Busselton
  • Cambridge Art Award’ City of Cambridge
  • Books to Hold or Let Go’ Craft ACT by invitation
  • Black and White Books’ Artisan Books, Melbourne
  • Textile Fibre Forum’ Geelong Grammar School
  • NEXT’ Contemporary Art Space - Southern Cross University NSW

Residencies

  • Past President WA Craft BookBinders Guild
  • All Saints’ literature festival
  • Creative Bookmaking’ Book Repair & Restoration’ community workshops
  • Artist in Residence’ Edith Cowan University
  • Artist in Residence’ Ceramics Institute Denpasar, Bali

Arts Funding

  • Life in the Shire of Cambridge’ artist book
  • Series of Public Workshops, Shire of Cambridge
  • Book Repair training Regional Libraries

View Molly's artworks