RESISTANCE

Resistance takes the form of a series of protest placards that voice current anxieties about immigration and asylum seekers. These poignantly speak to a fear of the other, along with a disregard for Australia’s First Peoples, whose sovereignty and ownership were compromised by settler society after invasion. Cope thus highlights the irony of the current refugee ‘crisis’ and European Australia’s inability to reflect on past injustices.

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Sovereignty
ACCA
17 December 2016 – 26 March 2017
Curators: Paola Balla and Max Delany

State of the Nation
Counihan Gallery
10 June – 10 July 2016
Curator: Kimberley Moulton

Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
13 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
City of Adelaide Art Pod
Curator: Andrew Purvis