The spectacle of Aboriginal Frontier War memorial research

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Fiona Foley

Queensland artist Fiona Foley calls into question the ARC funded project Representation, Remembrance and the Memoria, saying that to witness another layer of revisionism in Australia is a shameful step too far.

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About the author

Fiona Foley is Badtjala and an influential curator, writer and academic as well as an internationally recognised artist. Based in Brisbane, Foley pursues a diverse artistic practice encompassing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed-media work, found objects and installation. Her work examines and dismantles historical stereotypes across a broad range of themes that relate to politics, culture, ownership, language and identity.

Foley has been exhibiting since the mid-1980s, and was one of the founding members of the Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Co-operative in 1987. In 2009–10 the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane and the MCA, Sydney co-curated a survey exhibition of Foley’s work titled Forbidden.