After the Flood | Redcliffe Foreshore Art Trail

Along the Redcliffe foreshore are a number of unique art pieces that combine to tell the story of Redcliffe's history as part of a creative public art trail.

The Redcliffe Foreshore Public Art Trail guides you through a public art collection which reflects the unique character of the peninsula, as well as commemorating the people and histories of the Moreton Bay Region. Integrated into the streetscape and landscape, these artworks collectively express a local dialogue between nature, culture and people.

After the Flood

Artist: Megan Cope

Medium: Ceramic

Date: 2012

After the Flood challenges the construct of time and place as a result of European settlement. This series is drawn from topographical maps combined with basic cartographic symbology to reveal a multilayered landscape, dual histories and identities and the cultural legacy of colonisation. By incorporating local indigenous names for places and groups, it honours a dual visual history.

Toponomy and place names are an important aspect of culture and identity as they provide a location where history, events, landscapes and people are remembered, celebrated and passed on. The three place names in this public artwork are Kau-in Kau-in, Humpybong and Nindi-ngineddo.

Kau-in Kau-in was the place of first contact between Captain Phillip and the Ningy Ningy people. Hays Inlet at Humpybong was an important hunting and fishing area as well as a fringe settlement for local aboriginal people after white settlement. Nindi-ngineddo (Kippa-Ring) was the location of sacred ceremonial ground utilised by many local indigenous groups for initiation ceremonies.

About the Artist

Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings explore the myths and methods of colonisation. Her diverse practice also investigates issues relating to identity, the environment, and mapping practices.

Cope’s work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally including at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; MONA FOMA, Hobart; ARC Biennial, Brisbane; Cairns Regional Art Gallery; Koori Heritage Trust, Melbourne; City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Para Site Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong; Careof Art Space, Milan; and the Australian Embassy, Washington. Cope is a member of Aboriginal art collective proppaNOW.

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Location

Charlish Park
Redcliffe 4020


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