Project Description

THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COMMISSIONS MEGAN COPE

Megan Cope has recently unveiled a large-scale artwork on a building at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Cope is a descendant from the Quandamooka region (North Stradbroke Island) in South East QLD her work focuses on the toponymy (the study of place names) and geomorphology (the study of the nature and history of landforms). By reworking maps the work informs people of their surrounds and the lands original owners.

The artwork which sprawls across the architectural facade pays homage to the landscape of Yalukit Willam and the Aboriginal people of the Port Philip area. Incorporating maps and symbols the work to reflect on notions of Aboriginal identity and the environment.

Cope’s artwork spans the corner of Brunswick Street and Victoria Parade in Melbourne’s inner city.

The project was undertaken in conjunction with iAM Projects.