Join us online for a conversation with Entry Pavilion Commission artist Megan Cope and award-winning writer Ellen van Neerven. They will discuss Megan's new work in the context of community practice, place making and collaborative processes.
Art and… will be presented throughout the exhibition calendar and feature discussions with artists and leading professionals in intersecting fields.
Join us and experience the expanding limits of art discourse.
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali (Yugambeh Nation) and Dutch heritage. Ellen’s first book, Heat and Light, was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. They have written two poetry collections: Comfort Food, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize; and Throat, which won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Multicultural NSW Award and Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland) artist. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment and mapping practices. 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.