Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial (RRM) is a visual arts research project that concerns the Australian frontier wars and the possibility of representing the magnitude of Indigenous loss and survival in a national memorial. This is an Australia Research Council grant.

Related Research Activities


Brook Andrew:  artist residency, Banff Centre 7 July - 24 August. Create drawings of memorials and meet local experts and community members.

11 September, launch of Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, a memorial to the two Palawa men who were publicly executed in 1842 and sited close to where this event was witnessed by over 5,000 people near the Old Melbourne Gaol. Created by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, and commissioned by the City of Melbourne, this work will serve as a war memorial to the frontier wars.

Brook Andrew: Asialink artist residency, Sa Sa Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 24 October - 14 November. Visit the memorial at Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison) and meet with members of the Documentation Centre of Cambodia.

Brook Andrew and Jessica Neath: present paper at the conference Colonial Formations: connections and collisions, 23-25 November, University of Wollongong. 


3 March - 4 June. Brook Andrew: The right to offend is sacred. Major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Federation Square.

19 May 2017 - 7 January 2018. Brook Andrew at MEG – Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (Switzerland), to work on the collections during the temporary exhibition "L’effet Boomerang. Les arts aborigènes d’Australie". This work includes ARC research: videoed interviews with community leaders and elders about protocols surrounding the access and display of Aboriginal materials.

June. "Stand Up: Remembering the 1816 Appin Massacre" review by Jessica Neath of  With Secrecy and Despatch at the Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2016 published in eyeline.

June. Jessica Neath was the Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellow at the Australian War Memorial investigating the art collection and representations of war remembrance.

October. Brook Andrew and Jessica Neath, presented paper at the Native American Arts Studies Association Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

October-November. Brook Andrew: Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, United States. Brook investigated the collections of the National Museum of Natural History and met with tribal elders, artists, architects and others who are currently, or have been involved with memorial projects. 


June 2017 - June 2018. Brook Andrew, artist in resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.