Collection Online
Medium
injkjet prints
Accession Number
2015.469.1-5
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2015
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
In this photographic tableau, set in an opulent nineteenth-century drawing room, Michael Cook stages a role reversal to address the global experience of slavery, as he states: ‘It’s the first body of work I’ve tried to get outside of Australia to relate to other colonised countries … but Australians shouldn’t forget the black-birding practices of Queensland’s sugar cane industry’.