Current Exhibition

Megan Cope

The Black Napoleon 

Australian Print Workshop is proud to present the results of a major international project FRENCH CONNECTIONS, curated by APW Director Anne Virgo OAM, planned in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia and made possible by the generous support of The Collie Print Trust.

This is the third (and final) of a series of exhibitions by the four artists who participated in FRENCH CONNECTIONS. Megan Cope's work is a reflection on the projects themes - the interplay of natural history, the history of science, empire, art and anthropology as it relates to early French exploration of Australia and the Pacific.

During the  2018 research study trip to France, APW and the Artists had privileged access to study rarely seen and highly significant collections in leading museums that has informed and inspired the production of an exciting new body of work in the print medium. 

Megan Cope with her lithograph 'Quandamooka'

Megan Cope with her lithograph 'Quandamooka'

'Nyanba-tahbiyilbanjara-nganany', lithograph, Megan Cope

'The Black Napoleon (Kundul Canoe)', lithograph, Megan Cope

'The Black Napoleon (Eulope)', lithograph, Megan Cope

'The Black Napoleon (Noogoon St Helena)', lithograph, Megan Cope

Megan Cope working in the APW Artist Studio

APW Workshop Assistant Chris Ingham with Megan Cope


Exhibition dates: 10 August - 7 September 2019
Special event: Saturday 17 August 2019, 4-5pm 
Quandamooka Artist Megan Cope in conversation with Bundjalung Curator, Writer and Artist Djon Mundine OAM
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Australian Print Workshop gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and The Collie Print Trust which is managed by Equity Trustees.


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