Undiscovered: Western Plains Cultural Centre

Michael Cook

29 Sep - 18 Nov 2018

Michael Cook’s series Undiscovered will be shown at the Western Plains Cultural Centre from 25 August 2018.

This striking series of large-scale photographic works provides a contemporary Indigenous perspective of European settlement in Australia, a land already populated by its original people. Cook’s artworks shift roles and perspectives around the notion of European ‘discovery’ of Australia, reflecting upon our habitual ways of thinking and seeing our history.

This series questions who really discovered Australia while making reference to what was always here, what has been introduced and the effect this had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their culture and country.