Kate Golding (AU)

Near this spot

18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Kate Golding, from the series [Near this spot], 2012 – 2020.

Image: Kate Golding, from the series Near this spot, 2012 – 2020.


18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021




Gordon Reserve [i]
74 – 108 Spring St, East Melbourne
24 hrs


Wheelchair access

2020 marked the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour voyage along the East Coast of this continent, beginning at Tolywiarar (Point Hicks) in April 1770. Kate Golding’s Near this spot uses sites in Narrm (Melbourne) such as Cooks’ Cottage, and the Captain Cook statue in Euro-Yroke (St Kilda), to challenge the settler colonial reverence for Cook’s legacy. Golding’s re-evaluation of Cook’s presence in history confronts the ongoing celebration of this divisive figure in a country that continues to ignore the unceded sovereignty of the First Nations people.

Commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2021

Support by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program

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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