Brook Andrew | the artist




The artist Brook Andrew
Born April 3 1970, Sydney, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Printmakers, Sydney Biennale,


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Brook Andrew
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Brook Andrew
Brook Andrew is a conceptually driven artist who exhibits internationally. Andrew works with installation, mixed-media, neon and video. He challenges historical and cultural conventions surrounding issues of identity, consumerism and history. These themes inspire Andrew to travel locally and internationally, visiting museum collections and local communities to research and make new work. Andrew’s recent series The Island draws on Prussian naturalist Wilhelm Blandowski’s etchings of Australia from the 1850s. These images were sourced from The Haddon Library, Cambridge, UK. They portray a wild and romantic Australia. The Gun-Metal grey series depicts portraits of forgotten Aboriginal people from the archives of anthropological institutes, a
comment on the global ‘disappeared’…

Brook Andrew
Andrew commenced work as a Lecturer in Aboriginal Art and Philosophy at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1995. He was appointed to the Editorial Committee of Photofile magazine that same year, and exhibited his work in Australian Perspecta 1995 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Summer Lovin’ at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide. In 1996 Andrew commenced a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. He held the solo exhibition Dispersed Treasures (as part of the international touring exhibition Abstracts: New Aboriginalities) at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK, that same year.

Brook Andrew
Brook Andrew was born in Sydney on 3 April 1970, the second of Barbara and Trevor Andrew’s four children. His first years were spent with his family in inner city Enmore and later, western Sydney’s Blackett. When he was four years old his family moved to Werrington, also in western Sydney. In 1988, after finishing his secondary studies at Cambridge Park High School, Andrew enrolled in Aquatic Resource Management at James Cook University, Rockhampton, Queensland, but discontinued after six months…



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