Ewen Coates holds a Post–Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melb. A Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Deakin University. He has participated in a number of solo and group shows in Australia and internationally, exhibiting his work at the National Gallery of Australia, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, National Sculpture Survey shows: McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award, Helen Lempriere, National Sculpture Prize. Coates was awarded 1st Prize Montalto Sculpture Award and 1st Prize Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize at Maryborough Regional Art Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include Hatchlings and Hummer and Cyclo at Anna Pappas Gallery, and Overground at Gippsland Regional Gallery and Warrnambool Regional Gallery. A ten year survey of his work was held at Deakin University Gallery, Burwood, Victoria in 2010. He participated in the 2013 Singapore Art Fair making headlines around the world for his bronze installation Overground. This work is currently on loan at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence in Singapore. In 2015 Coates was commissioned by The Australian War Memorial, Canberra to create a significant bronze memorial commemorating Explosive Detection Dogs and their Handlers. Other works by Coates are held in various public galleries including Heide Museum of Modern Art, Werribee Park Sculpture Walk and the Deakin University collection as well as private collections in Australia, United States and United Kingdom.