Neogeographies - Helen Snell reinterprets the Cook narrative - Sat 25 Jan 2020 -Sun 01 Mar 2020

Riverside Gallery. Open daily. 10.30am - 5.30pm. Free admission.

Captain James Cook’s official artists recorded some of the first encounters between Europeans and indigenous people with varying degrees of objectivity. On closer inspection, these seductive drawings, paintings and prints often reveal a darker, more troubling subtext.  
Helen Snell reinterprets and reframes the Cook narrative to challenge notions of home, nationality, identity and freedom of movement. The exhibition includes costumes, props and interior furnishings, produced through laser cutting and water jet cutting. These works have in turn been used to create a series of staged photographs.

Launch event: Saturday 25 January 2-5.30pm (Free)



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