CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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8 March - 5 May 2019
Brook Andrew: Room B for Adelaide Festival 2019
Exhibition dates: 15 February – 5 April 2019
Festival dates: 1 – 17 March 2019
12 December 2018 – 31 March 2019|
5 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Australian Embassy, Berlin
Appointed 20 June 2018
“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.”
18 October 2018
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
9 September 2018
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10 November 2018 – 4 February 2019
Hazelhurst Arts Centre
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
18 September – 1 December
"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