Megan Cope

Megan Cope

#After the flood

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA

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.

#Services provided

Consultancy

Public Art Strategy
Artist Procurement and Management
Materiality & Construction Advice
Shipping & Installation Guidance
Cost Estimating & Budgeting
Materiality & Construction Advice

Manufacturing

Digital Sculpting & 3D Modelling
Design Development Support
Welding & Fabrication
Project Lifecycle Management

Preservation

Installation

#Project summary

Creative

Megan Cope

Artwork Title

After the flood

Project

James Cook University - Central Park

Client

Cox Architecture and Woollam Constructions

Year

2020

Location

Townsville, Australia

Build

UAP

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