WHEN : 8th – 10th March (Viewing after dusk)
WHERE : Parer Place Screen QUT Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Toponomy and places names are an important aspect of culture and identity as they provide a location where history, events, landscapes and people remembered, celebrated and most importantly continued. Toponyms are always indicative of the dominant culture, These works seek to challenge construct of time, place and social fabric that was formulated with the arrival of European settlers. The result manifests in a dual history and quest to decolonise our surrounding environments.
Works by Megan Cope have been presented in Australia and abroad, including in the ARC Biennial in Brisbane, the Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne, and Wellington City Gallery in New Zealand. Her work was also recently exhibited in ‘Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes’ (2012) at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA, curated by Alex Taylor (Terra Foundation of American Art Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum). In 2008, Cope was highly recommended for the Gold Coast Indigenous Art and Design Award. She has also been selected as a finalist for the Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship (2009), Sunshine Coast Art prize (2009), and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (2011).
Image: Megan Cope : Toponymic Interventions #2 Kulin Nations 2012