Megan at home
About the artwork and sitter
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka Artist from Moreton Bay/North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland. Her site-specific sculptural installations, public art practice and paintings investigate issues relating to colonial histories, the environment and mapping practices.
In creating this portrait, Mick spent several days photographing Megan in Brisbane and North Stradbroke Island.
Speaking of the final piece Mick said “this frame was one of the first on Minjerribah and probably the most revealing of Cope’s character and where she felt relaxed and at home.”
About the artist
Mick Richards is a professional freelance photographer and film maker who began his media career in 1980 with the BBC. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and group shows. He has both tutored and studied photography at the Queensland College of Art and in 2009, was awarded a Masters of Visual Arts, Griffith University.
‘Social documentary photography has allowed me to refine skills to analyse the social codes, rituals and traditions that are largely based on conventions and unspoken power.