Event Megan Cope

Megan Cope

Artist Talk

17 June 2017
2pm–3pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Join Megan Cope as she speaks about her work, Foundations II, in Material Politics: our current exhibition that features artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty.  

In Foundations II, Cope brings together oyster shells, a core material used to form middens on the artist’s country, North Stradbroke Island, and cement, the material being extracted from that land to form other foundations elsewhere.

For this talk, Cope will explore this work, together with a broader discussion of her artistic practice, and the themes that have continued to impact her work.

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Guest Info
  • Megan Cope

    Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island. Her works have been presented at PARAsite Gallery in Hong Kong, and City Gallery, Wellington in New Zealand, the IMA, Brisbane,
and Artspace Sydney, amongst other institutions. In 2017, a major new work was commissioned for The National in Sydney and is currently on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Cope is also a member of the Brisbane-based Aboriginal Art Collective proppaNOW.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.

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