“Age of Entitlement”
Age of Entitlement (2016) sits inside the text on the painting that, at first glance, says 'Age of Enlightenment'. The map is Captain Cook’s map of discoveries from the period that the West refers to as the 'Age of Enlightenment.' For everyone else in the non-Western world, this era brought terror, dispossession, genocide, and the beginning of the apocalypse, hence the play on words – Age of Entitlement.
– Megan Cope
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island in S.E Queensland. Works by Cope have been presented in Australia and abroad, including PARAsite Gallery in Hong Kong, and City Gallery, Wellington in New Zealand. In 2013, Cope was commissioned a major site specific work for the My Country, I still call Australia Home, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.