Brook Andrew: rethinking Antipodes

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.

Brook Andrew, 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. Courtesy the artist, Geelong Gallery, Victoria and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Geelong Gallery
Until 2 September, 2018