Fiona Foley: Forbidden

18 November, 2009


Fiona Foley Dispersed 2008 charred laminated wood, aluminium, .303 inch calibre bullets
Each letter, 51 x 25 x 5 cm, overall dimensions variable
Edition of 3 Collection National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2008
Image courtesy Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane ©

EXHIBITION Forbidden
LOCATION Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
ARTIST Fiona Foley
DURATION 10 November 2009 – 31 January 2010

Fiona Foley is a leading Australian artist as well as an influential curator, writer and academic. From Fraser Island in Queensland, her diverse practice spans two decades and encompasses painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, public art and installation.

With a history of exhibitions featuring uncompromising titles such as No shades of white and Lick my black art, Foley traces the ongoing significance of Australia’s colonial histories. Individual works explore a broad range of themes, such as politics, language, female sexuality, race and the history of opium in Queensland.

Forbidden is the first in-depth solo exhibition of Foley’s work, featuring artwork spanning her 20 year career. It is being presented by the MCA in partnership with the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

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