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Selected works of Brook Andrew
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Past exhibitions at the gallery
Future exhibitions at the gallery
Exhibitions outside the gallery

Brook Andrew


Born in 1970, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne


1998-99    Master of Fine Arts, Research, COFA, University of NSW, Sydney
1990-93    Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Sydney

Solo exhibitions

- DIWIL, Murray Art Museum Albury, NSW, Australia
- SMASH IT - part of PHOTO 2021, International Festival of Photography, Prahran Square, Melbourne, Australia

- SMASH IT, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia

- Stretching the Guidelines of Glue, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
- The Language of Skulls , Ten Cubed, Melbourne, Australia
- Denkmal, Australian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
- rethinking Antipodes, Geelong Gallery, Victoria, Australia

- THE RIGHT TO OFFEND IS SACRED, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Assemblage, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Fuselage, museum intervention part of L'effet boomerang, Les arts aborigènes d'Australie, Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève, Switzerland
- The Cell, The Substation, Newport, Victoria, Australia
- AHY-KON-UH-KLAS-TIK, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands

- EVIDENCE, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
- Nations Party as part of Antipodes, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australie
- Donut II, Australian Embassy in France, Paris, France
- The Forest, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Space and Time., Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

- Sanctuary: The Tombs of the Outcasts, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne
- Possessed, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

- WITNESS, Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne, Australia
- De Anima , RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia
- Catching Breath, Australian High Commissioner's Residence, Singapore

- Anatomie de la mémoire du corps : au-delà de la Tasmanie, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- 52 Portraits, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
- Jumping Castle War Memorial, FeliXartMuseum, Drogenbos, Belgium
- Les trophées oubliés, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

- Earth House, Australia House, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Japan
- Warang, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
- Travelling Colony, Sydney Festival and Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
- NO NAME STATION, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

- Paradise, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
- 18 Lives in Paradise (the installation), Artspace, Sydney, Australia
- The Cell, MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art, Hobart, Govett Brewster, New Zealand, and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia

- The Cell, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

- Danger Of Authority, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
- 8 Months At War, DETACHED, Hobart & University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
- Brook Andrew: The Island, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

- The Island, Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK

- Come into the Light, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
- Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye, A survey exhibition curated by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, touring Australian and south/south-east Asia

- YOU’VEALWAYSWANTEDTOBEBLACK, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 3

- Peace, The Man & Hope, Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia

- Kalar Midday series and Emu, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia

- the good side, the bad side, the other side, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
- Buunji nginduugir AMERICA, Artspace, Sydney
- The unseen. Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India

- contention series, Contemporary Art Centre of S.A. Inc. Adelaide, Australia

- Dispersed Treasures, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK 

Group exhibitions

- High Emission Zone, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Tree Story, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
- Space YZ, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

- A toi appartient le regard, curated by Christine Barthe, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris, France
- Dear Hong Kong..., Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Looking Forward, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- A Fair Share of Utopia, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands
- RocoColonial, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Australia
- Weapons for the Soldier: Protecting Culture, Family and Country, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Australia
- 52 ACTIONS, Artspace Sydney, Woolloomooloo, Australia (online)
- Love among the artists, Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
- Sports Show, PARI, Parramatta, Australia
- AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORIES, Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

- Brook Andrew : Room B , Adelaide Festival 2019, Adelaide, Australia
- TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW - Honolulu Biennale 2019, Honolulu, HawaiI
- In Vision of Nuance: Systems of exposure part of Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, WuZhen, China (North Silk Factory, Wuzhen Granary, Muxin Art Museum, West Scenic Zone and Wu Village)
- National Anthem, Brixton Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
- Exposition d’été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- We’re Not Like Them, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
- C'est la rentrée!, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Weapons for the Soldier: Protecting Culture, Family and Country, Araluen Arts Centre, Araluen, Australia
- Weapons for the soldier: protecting Country, Culture and Family, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, Australi
- Weapons for the soldier: protecting Country, Culture and Family, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega Valley, Australia
- RocoColonial, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea, Australia
- RocoColonial, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia

- 21st Biennale of Sydney, Australia
- Networking the Unseen , Villa Merkel - Esslingen, Germany
- Let’s Play: The art of our time, Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, Australia
- Tracks and Traces: Contemporary Australian art, The Negev Museum of Art, Be'er Sheva, Israel
- Colony: Frontier Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- WEAPONS FOR THE SOLDIER , Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW, Australia
- Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life , 4th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
- Weapons for the Soldier: Protecting Culture, Family and Country, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea, Australia

- National Indigenous Art Triennial: Defying Empire, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
- Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
- Erewhon, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, VIC, Australia
- A Working Model of the World, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia
- The public body , Artspace, Sydney, Australia
- An unorthodox flow of images, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Australia

- Intervening Time, 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
- Situate, Art in Festivals , Guest Provocateur, Tasmania, Australia
- In Motion, City of Canada Bay, Sydney, Australia
- Antipodes, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
- Encounters, Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- For an Image, Faster Than Light, Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Yinchuan, China
- The Wandering I/ Eye, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Autralia
- Networking the Unseen, Furtherfield Gallery, London, UK
- Telstra Art Awards, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia
- Maiwar., Black History Month. William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane, Australia
- Fleurieu Art Prize, Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia
- Erewhon, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- Soft Core, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
- Experience # 13, Gigantesque ! , Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

- Really Useful Knowledge (Un saber realmente until), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte - Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
- Artist and Empire , Tate Britain, London, UK
- Global Imagination, Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands
- ANTIPODES: The Expedition. The Expression. The Exhibition (Residency), Cambridge University, UK
- do it (Adelaide), Ongoing exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia
- Artist Making Movement, Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
- Indigenous Art: Moving Backwards into the Future, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- RECHARGE: the Experimenta 6th International Biennial of Media Art, National touring exhibition, Australia
- Light Play: Ideas, Optics and Atmosphere, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu, Murray Art Museum, Albury, Australia
- Dead Ringer, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Australia
- The Biography of Things, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne

- Vivid memories, An Aboriginal Art History, Musee d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
- Adelaide Biennal of Australian Art, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
- Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
- Discoveries: Art, Science & Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums, Two Temple Place, The Bulldog Trust, London.

- in.print.out, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
- Making Change, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and the National Museum of China, Beijing
- I WANT CHANGE, Latrobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne
- My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

- The Floating Eye, Sydney Pavilion, at the 9th Shanghai Biennale, China.
- Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
- Variable Truth, Gallery 4A, Sydney
- Made to Last: The Conservation of Art, Regional tour includes Latrobe Regional Gallery, Warrnambool ArtGallery,WangarattaArtGallery and Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria,
- Message Stick: Indigenous Identity in Urban Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade International tour: An Artbank exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries NSW

- From Blank Pages, Art Space Pool, Seoul, South Korea
- Burn What You Cannot Steal, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia
- Local Memory, Carlton Brewery, Central Park, Sydney, Australia
- 10 ways to look at the past, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Text (as) Image, Level 17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
- TELL ME TELL ME: AUSTRALIAN AND KOREAN ART 1976–2011, MCA, Sydney, and MOCA, Seoul, South Korea
- Looking at Looking, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- An Archival Impulse, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

- 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
- 17th Biennale of Sydney, Curated by David Elliot, Sydney, Australia
- No Name Station, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, and Iberia Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
- Carnival, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
- GRAND NORD GRAND SUD Artistes inuit et aborigines, Musée de L’Abbaye de Daoulas in co-production with Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France 4
- Curious Colony, a twenty first century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
- 100 Years: Highlights from The University of Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane, Australia
- Stick it! Collage in Australian art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

- The Exotic Human, Other cultures as amusement, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Holland, and Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium

- typical! Clichés of Jews and Others, The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Jewish Museum, Vienna, and Spertus Institute, Chicago
- Half Light – Portraits of Black Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
- Lost & Found: an Archeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia

- DE OVERKANT/DOWN-UNDER: Stichting Den Haag Sculptuur, Den Haag, The Netherlands
- The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
- Alfred Metraux: From fieldwork to Human Rights, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. United States of America. October 2006-March 2007
- PRISM: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
- TRANS VERSA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

- Light Sensitive, Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
- Points of View: Australian Photography 1985-9, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
- HIGH TIDE: currents in contemporary Australasian art, National Gallery of Art, Warszawa, Poland, and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
- SATELLITE06, Yangshupu Rd. Pavilion, Shanghai, China: A Shanghai Biennale satellite event
- The Adelaide Biennial of Australia 2006: 21st Century Modern, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

- Black on White, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
- The ButterflyEffect. Australian Museum, The Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia

- Colour Power, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- 2004 Australian Culture Now, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Our Place: Indigenous Australian now, Cultural Olympiad Program, Athens, Greece
- Images: Photo’s by Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Aboriginal Art: Spirit & Vision, Sammlung-Essl, Vienna

- Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
- New View: Indigenous Photographic Perspectives, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. National touring exhibition

- Border Panic, Performance Space, Sydney 5

- Blondies and Brownies, Torch gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 4th Nouméa Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Nouméa –Pacifique, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia
- Orbital, Experimenta Media Arts at The Lux Centre for Film, London, UK, & Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

- MENTHEN…queue here! djamu Gallery, the Australian Museum at Customs House
- Claiming Title, United States touring show: Carleton & St. Olaf College, MN, Lawrence Uni.,WI, Samuel Dorsky Uni., SUNY
- Perspecta 99, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney, Australia
- Beyond Myth-Oltre Il Mito, Palazzo Papadopoli, 48th Venice Biennale, Italy
- Moet and Chandon Australian Art Fellowship 1999, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

- Constructed in the Field of the Other, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
- Re-take: Contemporary ATSI Photography, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. National touring exhibition

- Quay Works, Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia

- Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
- Souvenir Greetings from Sydney, Craft Council of NSW, Sydney, Australia

- Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

- Blakness: Blak City Culture, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia. National touring exhibition
- True Colours-ATSI Artists Raise the Flag. Boomalli. British and Australian national touring exhibition

- Fresh Art, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

- Mary Alice Evatt Award, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

- Wring, The Performance Space, Sydney, Australia


National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (South Korea)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (Australia)
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (Australia)
ARTBANK, Barton (Australia)
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria ( Australia)
BHP Billiton Collection of Melbourne (Australia)
Flinders University Museum, Adelaide (Australia)
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane (Australia)
La Trobe University Art Museum, Bundoora (Australia)
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (Australia)
Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria (Australia)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay, Sydney (Australia )
Museum Victoria, Melbourne (Australia)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Australia)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia)
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (Australia)
Northern Territory University Art Collection, Darwin (Australia)
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (Australia)
The Gordon Darling Fondation, Melbourne (Australia)
The Vizard Foundation Collection, Melbourne (Australia)
University of Melbourne Art Collection (Australia)
University of Western Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
University of Wollongong Art Collection, Wollongong (Australia)
Van Abbemuseum, Heindoven (The Netherlands)
International private collections

Commissions/Special projects



Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Australia


Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred, Published by NGV, Melbourne (essays by Judith Ryan, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, NGV, Professor Marcia Langton AM, Dr Anthony Gardner and Nick Aikens)

TABOO. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Wayne Tunnicliffe et al, Brook Andrew The Cell, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Trent Walter (ed.), Brook Andrew Theme Park, Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Marcia Langton, Brook Andrew Hope & Peace, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne


Advance Arts Award 2018, Sydney, Australia

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.
Deviant Practice. Research Programme,Van Abbe museum, Eindhoven
Recipient of the esteemed Berlin residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency, from the Australia Council of the Arts

Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener, collaboration with Trent Walter commissioned by the city of Mebourne
Asialink Artist Residency, Sa Sa Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Les Récollets. Hosted by the City of Paris and Institut Francis
Photography Residencies Laureate 2015, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France
2016–2018 Federal Government Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant for Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial.
VicArts Creative Development, Creative Victoria.
Project Grant. Australia Council for the Arts.
Standing By Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener. Collaboration with Trent Walter. City of Melbourne Public Art Commission.
Rhodes Peninsula Public Art Commission, City of Canada Bay, Sydney.

Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship. In collaboration with Trent Walter. State Library of Victoria, Australia

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship
Curator of TABOO. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Honorary Fellow. Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. The University of Melbourne          
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan: International Program, Cultural Exchange. Arts Victoria.

ISCP residency NYC, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council

New Work, VACB, Australia Council
South Project. TRANS VERSA. Museum of Contemporary Arts, Galeria Metropolitana and Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile.
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

People’s Choice, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast, Queensland
Honorary Fellow, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environment Studies. University of Melbourne

Recipient, Works on Paper, Telstra National ATSI Art Award, Northern Territory

Feature Film Development Grant, Australian Film Commission
Research Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney
Intersections. University of Hawaii, School of Art. Hawaii
Bundanon Trust. Nowra. Australia

Fellowship, Australia Council for the Art
Sanskriti Kendra. New Dehli, India. Asialink Residency

Professional Development Grant, Australia Council
Metro Screen and the Australian Film Commission, Sydney
Gasworks and Goldsmith College, London University, London

Recipient of The 1998 Kate Challis RAKA Art Award, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Victoria
Metro Screen and SBS, Sydney

New Work Grant, Australia Council

Professional Development Grant, Australia Council

Mary Alice Evatt Award: Artspace, Sydney