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Undercurrents - Cook 2020

Sun 12 Jul - Sun 30 Aug


Undercurrents addresses the imbalance of (written) colonial history versus First Peoples’ (oral) history, through a collection of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, textile installations and screen. Artists survey the impact of Cook and what he represents to First Peoples of Queensland. Curated by Janina Harding and Hetti Perkins, with works from art centres, local independent artists and gallery represented artists, the exhibition reveals the Blak resilience of sovereign nations.  Undercurrents is a platform for truth-telling, from an individual, family, community or First Peoples world view.

Image caption: Captain Cook Crowned With His Broken Boat by Mylene Holroyd, 2020, image courtesy of Paul Jakubowski

Artworks are available to purchase from 14 August to 13 September via

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9.00am – 4.30pm weekdays
10.00am – 2.30pm weekends
(closed public holidays)


  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Tank 4

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