East Coast Encounter is a multi-arts initiative involving Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter between Lt. James Cook and his crew and Aboriginal people in 1770. Cook’s voyage along the Australian east coast has become central to national historical narratives. The exhibition of paintings, photographs, videos and three-dimensional works re-envisages this seminal journey by imaginatively exploring moments of contact between two world views during these encounters.
This project has been developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER –
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2015
6pm Friday 9 October 2015
11.30am Sunday 11 October 2015
Image: Michael Cook, Undiscovered 4 (detail) 2010, inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper, ed. 3/8. Courtesy of Michael Cook ©, Andrew Baker Art Dealer and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects.