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National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne

Open Tomorrow: The exhibition that tackles colonial history head on

Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred will bring together more than 100 works by an Australian artist well known for reinterpreting colonial and modern history and offering alternative perspectives.

The exhibition will map great moments in Brook Andrew’s 25-year career, and will look at the artist’s fascination with archival materials and strong interest in process that remain central to his practice.
 
Andrew’s interdisciplinary and collaborative approach encompasses mediums of photography, video, neon, text, collage, printmaking, assemblage, sculpture, painting and installation.  
 
Three monumental 2.5 x 3-metre collage works from the 2016 Space & Time series feature archival photographs screen-printed on glistening foil, and embellished with bright paint and collage in order to reveal and counter hierarchies in the telling of history, and to emphasise connections between human beings across time and space.

Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred opens at NGV Australia from March 3.