Ross Coulter is a visual artist based in Melbourne who uses photography, video, painting, installation and sculpture to explore conceptual and material notions of levity and gravity. He is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary. Last year he completed a MFA by research at the Victorian College of the Arts. As the recipient of the 2010-2011 George Mora Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria he undertook a project that involved the release of 10,000 paper planes into the Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria. In 2011 Ross was awarded the Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship. Read more
He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts with first class honours in 2007. In the same year his short film “When Your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground” premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Ross has also been engaged by Lucy Guerin
Inc as a contemporary dancer in her production of “Untrained
”, which has toured to the Sydney Opera House, the Adelaide Festival and the Hong Kong Festival. He has exhibited numerous times in a variety of public spaces and Artist Run Initiatives.Ross has received several awards and grants, including Arts Victoria Creation Grant 2010, the City of Melbourne Arts Project grant 2009, the Janet Holmes a Court Artist NAVA Grant 2009, the 2007 Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship, the Alliance Française Award 2007, the National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award in 2006, the Stella Dilger Encouragement Award in 2005 and in the same year was awarded “Best Video Art Work” (sponsored by ACMI), in the VCA student exhibition “Proud”. While working at Channel 31 in the mid 90s, he was awarded “Best TV Entertainment” three times for Richmond 3121 Oh
! by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. His TV work on CH 31 led to two years working as a reporter and segment producer for the ABC's 'Recovery' program. It took him awhile, but he finally found art.