A Melbourne artsist curently based in Western Australia, Cocking has won multiple awards including the Cossack Art Prize, the West Kimberley Art Prize, the Shinju Matsuri Art Prize (2018, 2017, 2011) and won commendation awards in prestigious prizes such as the Paddington Art Prize, The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, the Hedland Art Prize, and people's choice awards at the Midwest Art Prize. He has also held residencies at the Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle and Cossack, Western Australia.
2002 Graduate Diploma in Education, Melbourne University, VIC
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
1997 Visual Arts, Gordon institute of TAFE Geelong, VIC