Michael Cook (AU) BIDJARA

Image: Michael Cook, [Livin’ the dream (Welcome Home)], 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Michael Cook, Livin’ the dream (Welcome Home), 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Michael Cook is a Brisbane-based photomedia artist of Bidjara heritage. He has forged a reputation as an artist with a significant vision. A survey exhibition of his work is currently on show at Ten Cubed, Malvern and his work was recently exhibited at MOPA, San Francisco in Defining Place/Space; NGV in Colony Frontier Wars; Cairns Art Gallery in Continental Drift; the Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, Switzerland; National Gallery of Singapore; AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Netherlands; Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Cook’s work was included Personal Structures — Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora during the 56th Venice Biennale; Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization at The British Museum, London. Cook’s work has been acquired by institutions including the British Museum, National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Museum of Australia and Parliament House, Canberra.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March