Through museum and archival interventions he aims to offer alternate versions of forgotten histories; illustrating different means for interpreting history in the world today. Apart from drawing inspiration from vernacular objects and the archive he travels internationally to work with communities and various private and public collections to tease out new interpretations. Most recently, Andrew has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and worked with the musée du quai Branly, Paris, as a Photography Residencies Laureate.
Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels.
Brook Andrew and Trent Walter City of Melbourne Public Art Commission. Image: Dianna Snape.
The Weight of History, The Mark of Time
Barangaroo Cultural Space, Sydney Commissioned by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority as part of the Welcome Celebrations, September 2015.
Splinters of Monuments: A Solid Memory of the Forgotten Plains of our Trash and Obsessions
wood, paper, glass, archival materials Archival collections from the artist, including Anatomy of a body record: beyond Tasmania and 52 portraits, 2013; Museo Reina Sofia, Museo de América and Museo Nacional de Antropología. Installation view Museo Reina Sofia. Installation view Really Useful Knowledge, curated by WHW at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.