Brook Andrew & Ross Coulter in Melbourne Now at NGV

Ross Coulter's  10,000 Paper Planes -  Aftermath (1)  was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 2012. This work was created during Coulter's Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship residency at the State Library of Victoria in 2011. The large scale photograph will be on display, alongside the other two photographs that resulted from the performance event, as part of the NGV exhibition Melbourne Now from 22 November 2013 until 23 March 2014. Read Senior Curator of Photography, Susan van Wyk's text about the performance and documentary photograph HERE.

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Ross COULTER 10,000 Paper Planes - Aftermath (1) 2011 type C photograph 156 x 200 cm (image and sheet) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased NGV Foundation, 2012 2012.332 (top image) Melbourne Now installation photograph courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria.

Ross COULTER
10,000 Paper Planes - Aftermath (1) 2011
type C photograph
156 x 200 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2012
2012.332
(top image) Melbourne Now installation photograph courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria.

Brook Andrew's work in Melbourne Now is the large scale Vox: Beyond Tasmania, 2013 pictured below.

Brook ANDREW Vox: Beyond Tasmania 2013. Wood, cardboard, paper, books, colour slides, glass slides, 8mm film, glass, stone, plastic, bone, gelatin silver photographs, metal, feather. 267cm x 370cm x 271cm. Melbourne Now installation photograph, courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria & Tolarno Galleries

Brook ANDREW
Vox: Beyond Tasmania 2013.
Wood, cardboard, paper, books, colour slides, glass slides, 8mm film, glass, stone, plastic, bone, gelatin silver photographs, metal, feather. 267cm x 370cm x 271cm.
Melbourne Now installation photograph, courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria & Tolarno Galleries

Brook Andrew's inclusion in Melbourne Now is a continuation of the artists relationship with The National Gallery of Victoria. Key works by Andrew in the NGV Permanent Collection include Sexy and dangerous 1996; printed 2005, a computer-generated colour transparency on transparent synthetic polymer resin acquired by the gallery with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2005 and Polemics, 2000, neon, mirror, transparent synthetic polymer resin, Gift of the artist, 2002.

Brook Andrew was one of three contemporary artists selected for The Barak Commissions in 2011, commissioned by The Felton Bequest to create works that pay homage to the celebrated Wurundjeri artist William Barak. His resulting installation at NGV Australia was, Marks and Witness: A lined crossing in Tribute to William Barak 2011.

"...Marks and Witness uses Wiradjuri designs of zigzag and diamond to represent Barak’s use of possum skin cloak designs of both moieties in his drawings. The zigzag and diamond designs on opposite walls are connected through neon lines to add another dizzying perspective that represents fire and Barak’s strong ideas and understanding of culture." - Brook Andrew 2010

Brook ANDREW Marks and Witness: A lined crossing in Tribute to William Barak 2011  polyvinyl chrloride, neon, transformer National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton bequest 2011 Installation photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria & Tolarno Galleries

Brook ANDREW
Marks and Witness: A lined crossing in Tribute to William Barak 2011 
polyvinyl chrloride, neon, transformer
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton bequest 2011
Installation photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria & Tolarno Galleries