Michael Cook (AU)


18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Michael Cook, Mother (Bicycle), 2016. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Michael Cook, Mother (Bicycle), 2016. Courtesy the artist.


18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021


108 – 110 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat, 12pm – 4pm


Wheelchair access

Through the manipulation of photography, Michael Cook looks at the ‘discovery’ of Australia and its representation in history. His works are produced from his desire to explore and engage with his Aboriginal ancestry.

Cook revisits then restages the annals of Australian history since Federation and, in doing so, creates a narrative that follows the impacts on Aboriginal life and culture. His photographs consider the staging of Indigenous culture through the lens of the white Australian settler and seek to offer up an alternative narrative.

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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