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Cole Baxter

Cole Baxter
Noongar man Cole Baxter was born and raised on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. Cole is drawn to observational photography and is actively engaged in community events. Cole is regularly seen documenting rallies and other political demonstrations in Boorloo/Perth. He won the Overall Award (Acquisitive) at the Melville Art Awards in 2023. Ngaluk Waangkiny (Us Talking), a book that explores the legacies of the Noongar elders on the City of Perth council, features Cole’s images. Since 2022, Cole has undertaken work for Magabala Books and in 2023 was a resident with the Fremantle Arts Centre, based at the Moores building in Fremantle. 

Cole Baxter reviews 'Monumental Disruptions: Aboriginal people and colonial commemorations in so-called Australia' by Bronwyn Carlson and Terri Farrelly

December 2023, no. 460 27 November 2023
Monumental Disruptions could not be more timely. Bronwyn Carlson and Terri Farrelly present settlers – whom historian Patrick Wolfe denoted ‘colonisers who never left’ – with a handbook on the failings of mythologised colonial history and the negative ramifications of this mythical history to this day. They argue that this history-telling is structurally intrinsic to many ideologies held b ... (read more)