contemporary art space & education (c.a.s.e. inc) is delighted to welcome:
in conversation with
Tuesday 14th March at the Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby
6pm for a 6.30pm start
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka Artist (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland), who will be kicking off the year talking about her diverse art practice. Megan creates site-specific sculptural installations, video work, public art, and paintings that investigate issues relating to colonial histories, the environment and mapping practices.
Megan’s work often resists prescribed notions of Aboriginality, and examines psychogeographies that challenge the grand narrative of ‘Australia’ and our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state. These explorations result in various material outcomes.
In 2022 her work was featured in: We, On The Rising Wave, Busan Biennale, South Korea; Reclaim the Earth, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art, Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane; as well as The NGV Triennial (2020), The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres at the Art Gallery of South Australia, The TarraWarra Biennial (2021): Slow Moving Waters; The National, Art Gallery of NSW (2017), and Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial (2017).
In 2017-19 Megan was the Official Australian War Artist. Her work is held in Australian and International collections.
She is a member of Aboriginal art collective proppaNOW
Megan is represented by Milani Gallery in Meeanjin Brisbane
See more of Meegan's work on her website and Instagram account
Betty Russ is an artist and arts worker living on Widjabul Wia-bul country, Bundjalung Nation (Lismore). Working across sculpture, assemblage, installation, sound, and embodied research, her practice ferments between and around the philosophies and renderings of eschatological terror, speculative +/ science fiction, hauntology, spirituality, the-weird-and-the-eerie. Material manifestations protrude from hypnagogic fantasy, searching for psychological mitigation to the abject shock of the past, and sweaty white-knuckled fear of the future.
Betty is also co-founder of Elevator ARI, an emerging artist-run gallery and studio space.
See more of Betty's work on her website and Instagram account