The Magna Carta Tree (#2)

Fiona Foley

Dr Fiona Foley is a Maryborough-born Badtjala (Butchulla) artist, academic and writer whose work is held in many Australian state, national and university collections.

Foley completed her PhD with Griffith University in 2017. The thesis topic examined Queensland’s legislation, The Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1897. Her publication titled, Biting the Clouds: The Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1897, was published by the University of Queensland Press (UQP) in 2020. Biting the Clouds was recently awarded the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance in September 2021.

Her new photographic series on this subject titled The Magna Carta Tree was received with significant interest and featured in a major retrospective exhibition at QUT Art Museum, 2021. Dr Foley was awarded, The Inaugural Monica Clare Research Fellowship 2020 from the State Library of Queensland towards a publication entitled, Bogimbah Creek Mission: The First Aboriginal Experiment due for release 4 November 2021.

Medium: Photograph

H  80cm x W 120cm

Edition:  1 of Edition 8

Catalogue Number:  22AP11

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