Current

CURRENT: EXHIBITION & RESEARCH
Information on current/upcoming exhibitions and research. For past projects, please visit Brook Andrew Wordpress Blog.

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 Launch of commemorative marker, Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, commissioned by City of Melbourne, 11 September 2016. Photograph by Dianna Snape.

Launch of commemorative marker, Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, commissioned by City of Melbourne, 11 September 2016. Photograph by Dianna Snape.

Forum & Performance

CONFRONTING THE FRONTIER WARS: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Saturday 30 June, 12:30 - 6 pm

This is an event part of the Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial (RRM) project: www.rr.memorial

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 Gathering at the Myall Creek massacre Site, N.S.W. Australia.

Gathering at the Myall Creek massacre Site, N.S.W. Australia.

Boiler Room Lecture Series

WALKING ON BONES, EMPOWERING MEMORY

State Library of Victoria: Village Roadshow Theatrette Conference Centre: 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne  

FREE event RSVP essential: Tuesday 26 June 2018, 6-8pm

NOTE: a book launch of Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, will occur at 5:30PM 

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in partnership with Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA)  

This is an event part of the Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial (RRM) project: www.rr.memorial

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  Vox: Beyond Tasmania , 2013  Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

Vox: Beyond Tasmania, 2013

Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

Group exhibition: The Ian Potter Centre National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Colony: Frontier Wars

15 MAR 18 – 2 SEP 18

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  Memory & Space , 2016

Memory & Space, 2016

Group exhibition: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

DEFYING EMPIRE

National touring exhibition 

NGA Canberra 26 May – 10 September 2017

MAGNT Darwin NT 24 March – 15 July 2018

 UQ Art Museum Brisbane QLD 28 July – 11 November 2018

Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo NSW 9 March – 26 May 2019

Mildura Art Gallery Friday 26 July – Sunday 13 October 2019

QVMAG Tasmania mid-November 2019 – 9 February 2020

 Australian National Maritime Museum early-March – Nov 2020

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Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency, Berlin

July 2017 - June 2018: On residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, in Berlin, Brook is researching the representation of Australian Indigenous loss by learning from German memorials relating to genocide and fascism. This project is motivated by the lack of memorials to the frontier wars in Australia where in-numerous first peoples were murdered and in the aftermath - cultural genocide. This work does not compare historical traumas but investigates the methods of display: how have artists, architects, communities and institutions in Germany and surrounding Europe made traumatic histories visible in the public sphere? 

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Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), Washington, DC

October 2017 - December 2017: Brook researched the National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, part of his Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF). The extensive collection on ethnology, field-notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, film and video in these archives, extends Brook's current and past research, specifically at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge; and the Anthropology Department Collection, University of Vienna. By working with these collections Brook's intention is to discover new images, video and sound recordings that many Aboriginal people in Australia have not seen before and at times cannot be found in Australian collections.

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  Bringing up the bodies Without fear or favour ,  2015

Bringing up the bodies Without fear or favour , 2015

Solo exhibition: Geelong Gallery, Australia

Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

14 April to 02 September 2018

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project.

In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts (between Britain and France, and Britain and the colonised).

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  WATER: Tombs of Thought,  2017. Detail.

WATER: Tombs of Thought, 2017. Detail.

Group exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

21st Biennale of Sydney

SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement

16 March - 11 June 2018

Brook Andrew, What’s Left Behind, 2018. 

What’s Left Behind, 2018, comprises five sculptural vitrines that represent the elements of water, air, fire, earth and metal. Brook Andrew has invited 4 artists to contribute to the installation, asking each to reflect on concepts of memory and that which is present yet also absent, and the way objects can have transferable and alternate realities and meanings, imbued with their own or substitute histories and stories. The contributing artists, Rushdi Anwar, Shiraz Bayjoo, Mayun Kiki and Vered Snear, have placed a combination of artworks and objects selected from the extensive collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, within each of Andrew’s sculptural vitrines. Each sculpture represents an individual archive that is part of a collective installation that addresses the complex relationship between objects and the meanings that are attributed to them.

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Panel discussion

Australians in Germany: A Cultural Exchange

The Australian Embassy, Berlin. Embassy Courtyard: Tuesday 12 June, 6 - 8 pm

Panel includes bestselling Australian author Anna Funder and leading Australian artist Book Andrew. Moderated by Peter Rose, Editor and CEO of Australian Book Review. The intellectual and cultural traffic between Australia and Germany has never been so dynamic. Australian writers and artists are working and living in Germany in unprecedented numbers. Their work is being published and exhibited internationally to new audiences. Never before has Australia’s diverse culture been so available in Germany, a country which provides endless fascination and attraction for Australians. 

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