Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye was an Asialink/ Monash University Museum of Art exhibition of works by internationally renowned Indigenous Australian artist, Brook Andrew. The exhibition covered the artist’s practice over the past decade. Encompassing a diverse range of media, including photography, printmaking, sculpture and neon installations, the exhibition highlighted the artist’s concerns about the politics of difference, the implications of ‘the gaze’, and the tension of contemporary intercultural engagement. Reflecting equally on global mass media and traditional grass-roots aesthetics, Andrew’s works raised questions regarding power, knowledge, history and identity.
This exhibition, which would be touring South and Southeast Asia until 2009, was part of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) activities celebrating Austalia’s Indigenous Heritage. The Director of Monash University Museum of Art, Max Delany was in town for the official opening, and delivered a public lecture in conjunction with the exhibition.