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Megan Cope

Megan Cope is an emerging Indigenous artist; environment, identity, mapping and decolonising methodologies are a primary aspect of her practice. She is a descendant from the Quandamooka Region (North Stradbroke Island) in South East QLD. Megan has exhibited her works in the Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne, City Gallery in Wellington & the ARC Biennial in Brisbane. In 2006 she had her Works published in Gatherings II, She received the "Highly Commended" in the GCIADA Award in 2008 and was also a finalist for the Clayton Utz Scholarship and Sunshine Coast Art Prize in 2009. Megan has managed/directed several artist run projects including 'tinygold' and was the Creative Director of the Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives Festival 2010.



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Brisbane Studio

NEWFlames - Brisbane 2003-2008 NEWflames artist in residency pilot program began in Brisbane during 2002 as a new initiative of Campfire Group and Fire-works Gallery. This program offered emerging and post-emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with residencies and mentoring to experiment with new ways of thinking and working with their practice.

NEWflames Brisbane's program was supported by patron Ann Gamble Myer and managed by Michael Eather, Fire-works Gallery.

The following artists were awarded residencies during this period:

Tony Albert, Craig Koometta, Luke Cummins, Christine Christopherson, Jason Davidson, Andrea Fisher, Jenny Fraser, Roy McIvor, Marcia Murrungan, Archie Moore, Lily Campbell Napangardi, Bob Dixon Tjurpirulla, Janice Peacock Tjupurrula and Ian Waldron.