Book Launch: 'Fiona Foley Provocateur: An Art Life' by Louise Martin-Chew

Past event

Join us for the launch of the new biography on the life and work of leading Badtjala artist, Fiona Foley, written by one of Australia’s most celebrated art writers, Louise Martin-Chew.

This unique biography provides readers with insight into the life of the artist: from her beginnings in Hervey Bay, Queensland, her young adult life in Sydney where she co-founded Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative in 1986, to her rise through the art world and, most recently, into an academic life.

Martin-Chew allows us to see how Foley’s life has impacted her art, and how her art has impacted her life. It explores the artist’s familial relations, her ancestral home of K’gari/Fraser Island, and her unique approach to artmaking and teaching. The book delicately captures the art and activism of this provocateur. It’s a triumph in storytelling and reveals that there is no art without life.

Fiona Foley Provocateur: An Art Life will be available from QUT Art Museum and select bookstores from the launch.

Participants must register and read our COVID Safe guidelines before attending. If you are unwell please cancel your booking.

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Fiona Foley: Veiled Paradise

Past exhibition

19 June 2021 - 26 September 2021


23 September 2021


QUT Art Museum
U Block, 2 George St, Brisbane
Map here.


Thursday 23 September, 6-8pm




Bookings essential, register via Eventbrite.