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Fiona Foley | the artist






The artist Fiona Foley
Born 1964, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Photography, Sydney Biennale,


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Foley’s photographs comment on the history of the photography of indigenous peoples from colonised lands. “For Indigenous people the camera’s central role has been in transforming but really stereotyping, our cultures.” In more recent times, “Indigenous people have moved behind the camera, firstly replacing the documenter, then creatively reinterpreting their photographic history.”

Fiona Foley’s work bears witness to the great multiplicity in contemporary, Indigenous arts practice. The current travelling exhibition of her work, Invisible Voices, contributes significantly to the development and understanding of Indigenous visual arts, and Aboriginal Australia in general...

Fiona Foley is a contemporary Australian painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor, installation artist, writer and community activist, whose work is greatly influenced by her Badtjala heritage and history. The Badtjala are a group indigenous to Australia, whose ancestral homeland was Thoorgine (called Fraser Island by white colonists), the world's largest sand island. By the early 20th century, the Badtjala had almost been destroyed or removed to mainland Australia by the more recent white settlers. Also referred to as aborigines, the Australian indigenous people have been in Australia for many millennia, and their art-making tradition has existed all that time. The visual culture of Australian indigenous people varies by group, and ranges from traditional rock art to contemporary and urban art that reflects the concerns and practices of other 21st century artists...

Fiona Foley is a Brisbane based artist and Adjunct Professor with the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Foley exhibits regularly in Australia and internationally. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne...