Rethinking Antipodes—Brook Andrew and Jason Smith
Hear Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith discussed Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes in conversation with the artist, as part of the Friends of Geelong Gallery, First Fridays lecture series.
In 2016, Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project.
In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts (between Britain and France, and Britain and the colonised).
The First Fridays lecture series is supported by Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation.
Image: Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes, installation view. Photographer: Andrew Curtis.