Megan Cope (Ngugi/Noonuccal, Quandamooka, Australia)

UNSW Galleries

Megan Cope is a Quandamooka artist from Moreton Bay/North Stradbroke Island. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work, paintings and public art investigate issues relating to colonial histories, environment and mapping practices. Her artistic work is informed by her connections to Community and Country and is committed to revitalisation and continuation of Indigenous cultural knowledges through innovative contemporary art and public art practice.

Cope’s work often resists prescribed notions of Aboriginality and examines psychogeographies that challenge the grand narrative of ‘Australia’ and our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state. These explorations result in various material outcomes.

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.