Megan Cope

Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman (North Stradbroke Island) in South East Queensland. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment and mapping practices. 

Cope’s work often resists prescribed notions of Aboriginality and become psychogeographies across various material outcomes that challenge the grand narrative of  ‘Australia’ as well as our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state.

Most recently Cope was a finalist for the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize and also undertook a residency in Paris with the Australian Print Workshop for an upcoming project titled “French Connections”. Her large scale sculptural installations have been curated into three major national survey exhibitions, ‘The National’ (2017) at the Art Gallery of NSW, ‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ (2017) at the National Gallery of Australia and ‘Sovereignty’ (2016) at ACCA.

Cope is a member of Aboriginal art collective proppaNOW.