Current

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
For past projects, please visit: Brook Andrew Wordpress Blog

 
  The Pledge , 2011

The Pledge, 2011

group exhibition

Honolulu Biennale 2019

8 March - 5 May 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii


 Image: Habitat II , 2017 red gum and Sapele timber, glass, steel and oil pastel 214 × 140 × 140cm

Image:Habitat II, 2017
red gum and Sapele timber, glass, steel and oil pastel
214 × 140 × 140cm

group exhibition

Brook Andrew: Room B for Adelaide Festival 2019

Exhibition dates: 15 February – 5 April 2019
Festival dates: 1 – 17 March 2019
Samstag Museum
Adelaide, Australia


 Image: Sketch - work in development.

Image: Sketch - work in development.

group exhibition

4th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life

12 December 2018 – 31 March 2019|
Kochi, India 


 Image: Sunset IV, 2016; Postal cards, Sapelli wood, neon; 35,4 x 44,2 x 10 cm.

Image: Sunset IV, 2016; Postal cards, Sapelli wood, neon; 35,4 x 44,2 x 10 cm.

solo exhibition

Denkmal 

5 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Australian Embassy, Berlin


Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020)

Appointed 20 June 2018
Sydney, Australia

“The Biennale of Sydney plays an indispensable role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful role in the life of the nation...Brook Andrew’s commitment to alternative narratives and new understandings of historical legacies will further strengthen the Biennale’s commitment to the rich, diverse communities it serves, nationally and globally.”


award

Advance Arts Award 2018

18 October 2018
Sydney, Australia

Brook Andrew was awarded the Advance Award in 2018. The Advance Awards celebrate international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of their kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home. Read more here


 Image: Screencapture from the online essay

Image: Screencapture from the online essay

Publication

What's Left Behind – A Visual Essay #LIVESOFOBJECTS

9 September 2018
Allega Lab

To view and interact with the essay, click here.

 
 

 Image: Rethinking Foreign Prosody Intelligence , 2016. From the series Nation's Party.

Image:Rethinking Foreign Prosody Intelligence, 2016. From the seriesNation's Party.

group exhibition

WEAPONS FOR THE SOLDIER

10 November 2018 – 4 February 2019
Hazelhurst Arts Centre
Sydney, Australia

The exhibition brings together both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists as they explore their connection to protecting land and country. Curated by artists Robert Fielding, Vincent Namitjira and Anwar Young.
Nations Party (2016) is a series of six collaged works on paper which were produced through the Australian Print Workshop’s research project titled ANTIPODES. Hosted by Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, Brook researched the Archaeological and Anthropological collections of Cambridge University and the print collections of the British Museum.


As the artist says: "This series was an opportunity to be playful with hard-hitting and important topics around inherited histories of violence for Aboriginal people, especially around the international human remains trade. Like in the print 'the troops, Executive headhunters', the series intends to poke fun back at the 'Empire' that still pervades our lived experiences today. In some of the works, the animals and Napoleon himself speak through abstract and sometimes confusing texts (taken from Gillray's every-day persona's in his prints) upturning historical accounts and the inherited ways we 'see' other colonial pasts like Egypt - and even the relationships between the French and British colonial interactions. The aim was to tear apart this French/British position of power - even though Gillray does a good job at it in his original prints with great humour - and replace it with black power. Check out the African female character (which I took from a William Hogarth print of 1743 'The Discovery') who has complete power over the imperial men who desire her, in the print 'JUMPING INTO NATION'S PARTY' she holds one of the imperial heads up to be struck by lightning. Even though some may see these prints in a way where Aboriginal people are powerless - I see them as power. The rows of portraits down either side of 'lately?' is a crowd of faces staring back in both witness and visibility of the crazed histories not only in Australia but back across the globe peering into England itself and its own politicking." Read more here


 image: still from  Smash It,  video, 2018.

image: still from Smash It, video, 2018.

online screening

Smash It on Vdrome

October 27 and November 9 2018
vdrome.org/brook-andrew


 Image: Horizon, 2017. Linen, acrylic polymer paint, neon, ink, photograph, plastic, ink, pigment powder and resin on dibond. 160 x 240 cm. Photo: Steven Gringlas.

Image: Horizon, 2017. Linen, acrylic polymer paint, neon, ink, photograph, plastic, ink, pigment powder and resin on dibond. 160 x 240 cm. Photo: Steven Gringlas.

Solo exhibition

The Language of Skulls

18 September – 1 December
Ten Cubed
Melbourne, Australia

Essay here:
https://memoreview.net/blog/the-language-of-skulls-brook-andrew-at-ten-cubed-by-paris-lettau


Solo exhibition

DONUT
"The spherical shape references ancient European and Indigenous depictions of time travel and healing. Israeli physicist Amos Ori designed a time machine in this shape and similarly the form comes from a story that speaks of Aboriginal magic trees that form circle shapes in their branches and are in fact time-travelling objects." Read more here.

1 July 2018 – June 2019
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne, Australia