Michael Cook


Undiscovered #3 2010
Inkjet print on paper
Michael Cook
Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

Until 2 December 2016
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Free
Level 12, QEII Courts of Law

Looking at contemporary Australia through a colonial lens, Brisbane based photographer Michael Cook, examines the position of Aboriginal people in Australia.

With expert technical ability, Cook creates beautifully composed images that hypothesise how Australia might look if colonial encounters and discriminations had worked in reverse. By suggesting an alternative reading of Australian history from an Indigenous perspective, Cook prompts viewers to reconsider Australia’s historical, cultural and political narratives.

About the artist

Michael Cook is a Brisbane based photographic artist.

Having previously trained and worked as a commercial fashion photographer for 25 years, Cook has been producing photographic art since 2009.

Cook was adopted and brought up in a family who, while not of Indigenous descent, were active in Indigenous rights in Queensland. Through his practice Cook attempts to further understand, explore and connect with his Indigenous heritage. 

Michael Cook is represented by Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.