Brook Andrew - 2020 Australia Council Award for Visual Arts

    09 March 2020

    Brook Andrew is one of Australia’s most distinguished artists and his contribution to contemporary visual arts in Australia and globally is significant. Brook Andrew is Artistic Director of NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020; Associate Professor, Monash University; Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne; Associate Researcher, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK.

    His reinterpretation of colonial and modern histories and his sharp focus on showing us alternative perspectives was showcased in his career survey exhibition, The Right to Offend is Sacred, at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2017. 

    Brook’s interdisciplinary and collaborative practice encompasses photography, video, neon, text, collage, printmaking, assemblage, sculpture, painting and installation. His fascination with archival materials and strong interest in process is central to his practice. 

    His research into Wiradjuri culture, racial identities, contemporary consumer culture, media and colonial histories gives him a uniquely Australian voice in critical global discussions. 

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