Nethercote and the surrounding area is home to many talented artists, potters and craftspeople.  In this section we would like to feature any artist – famous or otherwise – who would like to be included together with, hopefully, some examples of their work.   Please just “Contact Us” to express interest.


Caroline crafted and kindly donated the beautiful feature window in the restored Community Hall.

The work depicts many of the features of Nethercote; rolling green hills and valleys, kookaburras, a wombat  and a lyrebird.

Clive Cocum

Clive Cocum won his first art prize when he was 10 years old.  His prize was a bicycle and he has now been painting and exhibiting for over 50 years.  He studied under many famous artists and during the 1980s set up and ran the largest private art school in Geelong, with over 100 students.  He conducted graduate and post-graduate master classes and co-founded other arts groups in Australia and Europe.  Clive has designed theatre sets for the Melbourne Shakespearean Company and the Tasmanian Arts Council, been involved in the painting of public murals and assisted in designing a prize-winning float for the Moomba Festival. His work has been exhibited extensively, both in Australia and Internationally and is held in private collections worldwide, including the F.H. Faulding Collection of Australian Art in New York and London.

Clive moved to Nethercote in 1994 to live and paint and has also taught through TAFE at Cooma and Bombala.

Clive has been a supporter of the Nethercote Hall restoration project over the years.  Now that the hall is available for hire he is running “Art For Scaredy Cats” – beginners classes in drawing and other mediums.  Currently participants have a choice of attending a Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon class.  Following the initial block, the course will continue onto other areas such as colour mixing, painting and other topics students may wish to pursue.

Clive is happy for prospective students to ring him for a chat and/or visit his studio (6495 7420).