Michael Cook at Tweed Regional Gallery

Michael Cook’s Mother series is currently on exhibition at Tweed River Gallery, with thanks to the generous support of collectors Alan Conder and Alan Pigott.

Mother is a journey through thirteen images of a woman in a deserted Australian landscape. The ‘mother’ is always alone, her baby absent, although evidence of a child remains in the empty pram, abandoned toys on the Hopscotch court, the slackness of the skipping rope. These images possess an arrested stillness that speaks to a recently bereft status. Seductive yet enigmatic, Cook’s vignettes construct a psychological mirror between personal experience and political power.