Brook Andrew, dhalaay yuulayn (passionate skin), 2004
enamel paint on anodised aluminium and wood, neon, 125.0 x 170.0 cm
© Brook Andrew, courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. Photo: Dianna Snape Photography
An exhibition of work by MADA Lecturer Brook Andrew, including many of his most memorable works, contextualised in exciting new ways, juxtaposed with formative works that have had very limited exposure.
Exhibition: 3 March – 4 June 2017
Cost: Free entry
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Level 3, Temporary Exhibitions
Brook Andrew is an artist of considerable daring and flair whose work often confronts dangerous ideas, or questions conventional readings of the world. His constantly shifting, interdisciplinary practice challenges stereotypical notions of history, identity and race, without apportioning blame or guilt.
As a map that scopes, records and pinpoints great moments in Andrew’s career, this solo exhibition will also include two new sculptures, enabling viewers to intuit future directions in the artist’s ever changing practice. These sculptures, like much of Andrew’s work, will draw on the artist’s extensive personal archive and respond to important themes in his practice that issue from and resonate in books, objects, photographs and postcards, newspapers and the media. The exhibition will also confirm the importance of the collaborative process in Andrew’s practice.