Undiscovered: University of Sunshine Coast Gallery

Michael Cook

17 Aug - 7 Nov 2020

The first career survey of Australian artist, Michael Cook.

Over the last decade, Michael Cook has produced photo media works that interrogate the legacy of colonisation in Australia.

From his reflections on the political leadership of Australia and his revisioning of colonial history; to his rethinking of assimilation and the great Australian dream, Cook has consistently made images that ask the viewer to reconsider Australia’s conflicted history and its impact on the political, social and personal of our present day.

The exhibition includes over 70 works selected from the series’ Through my eyes (2009), Broken dreams (2010), Undiscovered (2010), Stickman (2011), The mission (2012), Civilised (2012), Majority rule (2014), Object (2015), Mother (2016), Invasion (2017), and Livin’ the dream (2020) and traces Cook’s unique practice over this time.