Exploring themes of sex, violence, opium and land, ‘Veiled Paradise’ surveys three decades of Badtjala artist Fiona Foley’s practice. Informed by her ancestral connection to K’Gari/Fraser Island, Foley gives voice to the dispossessed, flipping the lens of ethnography in the restaging of history and events in her artwork. Empowered by her matrilineal lineage, she illuminates the exploitation of Aboriginal women and outs everyday racism and sexism.
Curated by Angelina Hurley, ‘Veiled Paradise’ showcases some of Foley’s most iconic works and some of her lesser-seen works are put into the spotlight.
QUT Art Museum
19 June to 26 September 2021