Megan Cope

Megan Cope

#After the flood


After the flood is a continuation of Megan Cope’s flooded landscape series, illustrating how the environment, identity, geomorphology, and mapping are interwoven over time. This work transforms the James Cook University Central Plaza Canopy into a wave of knowledge systems, a reference point for multi-disciplinary research fields connected to local environments, simultaneously providing a source of inspiration for students committed to learning about Gurrumbilbarra and Thul Garrie Waja Country.

In the early stages of the project UAP’s curatorial team worked closely with JCU and Cox Architecture to develop the integrated canopy artwork opportunity for the campus’ new Central Plaza. UAP’s curatorial, design and fabrication teams worked alongside Megan Cope to integrate her artwork within the geometrically complex soffit. After the flood was made with assistance and invaluable knowledge gifted by the JCU Indigenous Education and Research Centre.

Image credits: Andrew Rankin.
Concept images: courtesy of the artist.

#Project summary


Megan Cope

Artwork Title

After the flood


James Cook University - Central Park


Cox Architecture and Woollam Constructions




Townsville, Australia



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