Brook An­drew

Re­think­ing An­tipodes

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Gee­long Gallery Un­til 2 Septem­ber, 2018

In 2016 Brook An­drew em­barked on a com­pre­hen­sive study of the col­lec­tions of the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge Mu­se­ums and 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 – An­drew ap­pro­pri­ates 18th cen­tury satir­i­cal prints by Bri­tish artist James Gill­ray, which ad­dressed Bri­tish Im­pe­ri­al­ism, pol­i­tics and var­i­ous con­flicts. He uses this archival ma­te­rial to re-ex­am­ine ways in which In­dige­nous peo­ples have been (mis) rep­re­sented.

Cour­tesy the artist, Gee­long Gallery, Vic­to­ria and To­larno Gal­leries, Mel­bourne

Bring­ing up the bod­ies With­out fear or favour, 2016, four-colour pho­tolitho­graph with col­laged pho­tolitho­graph el­e­ments and hand colour, edi­tion 24/30

Pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with APW Print­ers Martin King and Si­mon White at Aus­tralian Print Work­shop, Mel­bourne and Gee­long Gallery, Vic­to­ria

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