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Fiona Foley

Fiona Foley
A Quintessential Act 2016
Brass and enamel paint
9 × 15 cm
 

Works…

  Dr Fiona Foley

1964
Born Maryborough, Queensland

Appointments

2011–17
Adjunct Professor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
2003–09
Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Brisbane

Educational Qualifications

2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, Brisbane
1987
Diploma of Education, Sydney Institute of Education, Sydney University, Sydney
1984–86
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
1982–83
Certificate of Arts, East Sydney Technical College, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Horror has a face, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2016
A Quintessential Act, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Biting the clouds (as a part of Tarnanthi—Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), Adelaide
2014
Vexed, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
2013
Retro-active: A 25 year survey, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2012
Flotsam and Jetsam, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
The Oyster Fishermen, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2010
Circumspect Circumstances, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Fiona Foley, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, New South Wales
2009
Nulla 4 Eva, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2009–10
Fiona Foley: Forbidden, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008
Sea of Love, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2006
Strange Fruit, October Gallery, London, England
Black Friday, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Red Ochre Me, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
2005–07
No Shades of White, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane; Niagara Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
2004
Bring It On a.k.a. HHH, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Beyond the Sea, Presentation Convent, Carlow, Ireland
Wandering, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Fiona Foley, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
2003
Samsara, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Red Ochre Me, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
2002
Wild Times Call, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Them There Bones, New Land Gallery, Adelaide
2001
Pir’ri-Mangrove, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Falling Tide—Kung Dhu’marami, Redback Art Gallery, Brisbane
Fiona Foley, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
River of Corn, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, USA
2000–02
Invisible Voices, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland; Yarrabah Museum, Queensland; The Tanks, Cairns, Queensland
1998
Living with the Wind, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1997
Dulingbara—People of the Nautilus Shell, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery; Savode Gallery, Brisbane
1996
Fiona Foley, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile; Banco BHN, La Paz, Bolivia
Wun’Duman, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1995
Exotica Under the Microscope, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Land Deal—Velvet Waters, Savode Gallery, Brisbane
1994
Fiona Foley, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1993
Lick My Black Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1992
Fiona Foley, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1991
By Land and Sea I Leave Ephemeral Spirit, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1989
A Three Legged Dog Day, Maningrida Arts and Craft, Northern Territory; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1988
Fiona Foley, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
My Fishing Line is Still in the Ocean, Central Theatres Gallery, Griffith University, Brisbane

Joint Exhibition

1994
Fiona Foley and Olu Oguibe, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, USA
Continental Drift: Black/Blak art from South Africa and Australia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
The 40th Alice Springs Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Allice Springs, Northern Territory
Myall Creek and Beyond, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
2017–20
Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin; UQ Art Museum, Brisbane; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales; Mildura Art Gallery, Victoria; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
2017
Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia, me Collectors Room Berlin, Germany
2016
Over the fence: Contemporary Indigenous photography from the Corrigan Collection, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Kurlkayima Ngatha—Remember Me, Form, Perth
Impact: New Media Works by Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
Sixth Sense, National Art School, Sydney
2015
Colonial Afterlives, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
21, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
When the Ocean Turns to Dust, Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
A Time and a Place: Landscapes from the Griffith University Art Collection, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane
War: A group exhibition examining an experience of war beyond the two world wars, Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee, Victoria
2014
TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria
Black and White Art, University of Southern Queensland Arts Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland
Kyota Hanga: International Print Exhibition Japan and Australia, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; Fukyama Museum of Art, Japan
Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
2014–17
Saltwater Country, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland; Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA; AAMU, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, New South Wales; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Grafton Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria;  Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, South Australia; Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales; State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
2013
My Country, I still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art form Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Collection and Place: A decade on—Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland
New Acquisitions, Presiding Officers' Gallery, Parliament House, Canberra
Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
Voice and Reason, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2012–13
Bungaree: The First Australian, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales; The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, New South Wales
UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australian, Adelaide; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 
2012
Moving Change, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Shadowlife: Moving Image, Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Federation Square, ACMI and Birrarung Marr, Melbourne; India Art Fair, Delhi, India; Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Shadowlife, Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Thailand; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts; Taiwan; Nanyung Academy of Fine Art, Singapore; Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Convergent Worlds, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
Polarized: political photomedia in Queensland, Colour Factory Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), New York, NY, USA
Off the Walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967–2005, Gallery of the First Australians, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), Brooklyn, NY, USA
People of the First Sunrise: Indigenous Art from Eastern Australia, Port Macquarie-Hastings Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales; Glasshouse Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2010
15th Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
17th Biennale of Sydney—The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Sydney
A Generosity of Spirit: Contemporary Women’s Art from the QUT Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Nyah-Bunyar (Temple), The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Hard Sleeper, 7+/-1 Australian Artists, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2009
Continuity and Change, The British Museum, London, England
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art, GoMA, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection, GoMA, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Speakeasy, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Character, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009–10
Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional gallery and university art collections in Queensland, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland; Artspace Mackay, Queensland; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Queensland; Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Warwick Art Gallery, Queensland
2008
[Re]inventing the Wheel, Denver Art Museum, CO, USA
Western Australian Premier’s Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Kate Challis RAKA Award, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Victoria
New: Selected recent acquisitions 2007–2008, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Open Air: Portraits in the Landscape, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Skin Deep, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT
Repeat that again!: The serial impulse in art since the ‘sixties, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Home, Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Depth of field: Contemporary photography from The University of Queensland Art Collection, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Cruel and unusual punishment: Art and violence, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne
2008–10
Habitus–Habitat, Noosa Regional Gallery; Queensland; Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales; Gladstone Regional Gallery and Museum, Queensland; Centre for Scenic Rim Arts & Culture, Brisbane, Queensland; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland; Artspace Mackay, Queensland; Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Queensland; Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland; Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales; Yugambeh Language and Heritage Research Centre, Beenleigh, Queensland; Logan Art Gallery, Logan City, Queensland
2007
Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
No Laughing Matter, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Power and Beauty: Indigenous art now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Fifteen Years of Urban Art Projects, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
The Betty Quelhurst Gift, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Sunshine State: Smart State, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Eye to “I”: The Self in Recent Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Celebrating Indigenous Rights?, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
I Saw the Sun East Coast, Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Boomalli Founding Members Exhibition, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney
The Unusual Suspects III, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2006
Prism: Australian Contemporary Art, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Habitus–Habitat, The Lobby, 111 George Street, Brisbane
Bangu Yilbara: Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Doubletake, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
Colonial to Contemporary, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
2005
Out There, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Black Ink: Indigenous Prints from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2004
Spirit & Vision: Aboriginal Art, Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg/Wien, Austria
Cultural Copy, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Out of Country, Gallery 1601, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA
Blak Insights: Contemporary indigenous art from the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
If You Only Knew, City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
Passage, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales
Blackspot, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2003
The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Telstra 20th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin (travelling exhibition)
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
Witnessing to Silence, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Fields, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Indians+Cowboys, Gallery 4a Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney
Wide Angle: Lateral perspectives from coastal Queensland, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Shield + Show, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland
2002–05
Native Title Business: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Queensland Museum, Brisbane (touring nationally)
2002
The Queensland/Berlin Indigenous Art Exhibition, Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin, Germany
Meridian: Focus on contemporary Australian art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Your Place or Mine, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft, a travelling exhibition Funded by Visions Australia and the Gordon Darling Foundation: Jam Factory, Adelaide
Postmark Post Mabo, Post Master Gallery, Melbourne
Wide Angle, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland
Conspectus, Artworkers Space, Brisbane
Far From Home, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2001
Central Queensland Art Purchase, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Lightness of Being, Monash University Gallery, Victoria
MCA Unpacked, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Who What Where: Recent Sculpture Commissions at the Australian National University, CSA Gallery, Canberra
What’s Love Got To Do With It, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne
2000
Aboriginal Art in Modern Worlds, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Bonheurs des Antipodes, Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
All Stars, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1999
Claiming Title, Carleton and Saint Olaf Colleges, Northfield, MN, USA; Laurence University, WI, USA; Samuel Dorswky Museum, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, NY, USA
Love Magic: Erotics and Politics in Indigenous Art, Perspecta 99: Living Here Now, Art+Politics, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Possession, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
Isintu: Ceremony, Identity and Community, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Enjoin, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
Cinderella’s Gems, University of Technology, Sydney (touring)
Island, Artspace, Sydney
Spinifex Runner, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney
Fine lines: Works of Ornamentation and Design by Maningrida Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1998
Ceremony, Identity and Community, Flinders Art Museum City Gallery, Adelaide
Land and Sea: The Cultural Connection, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland
Enjoin, Manila, The Philippines
1997–98
Dreaming the Republic, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
1997
Eye of the Storm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
Wind and Water, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland
NAIDOC Week Exhibition, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland
In Place (Out of Time), The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
Drift, Penrith Regional Gallery, The Lewers Bequest, Wollongong City Gallery, City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Sense, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Whanki Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Painting the Land Story, Old Parliament House, Canberra
1996
Containers ‘96, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, South Australia; Copenhagen Cultural Capital Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Colonial/Post Colonial, Museum of Modern Art at Heidi, Melbourne
Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Islands, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Eye of the Storm, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Art Head Land, Festival of Darwin, Supreme Court, Darwin, Northern Territory
Spirit + Place, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1995
Australian Perspecta 1995, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Island to Island: Cheju Pre-Biennale, Cheju Art Center, South Korea
Asia & Oceania Influence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Rereading Eliza Fraser, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide
Sight Seeing, Australia Post Gallery, Melbourne
1994
Moving Sands, Tandanya, Adelaide Installations, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
True Stories, Artspace, Sydney
Identities: Art from Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales
Localities of Desire: Contemporary Art in an International World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Palindrome, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
Photosynthesis, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1993
Death, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Wiyana/Perisferia (Periphery), satellite event of the 9th Biennale of Sydney, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative at the Performance Space, Sydney (touring New South Wales)
Raka, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne
Yanada (New Moon), Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Dream Time, Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Hayward Gallery, London, England; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1992
Flash Pictures, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Tyerabarrbowaryaou, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Crossroads: Towards a New Reality, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1992–93
New Tracks Old Land: An Exhibition of Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal Australia, Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA; Austral Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Augen Gallery, Portland, OR, USA; Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, USA; also Santa Fe, New York, Florida and Washington DC, USA
1991
The Concept of Country, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Who’s Sorry Now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1988
From Pukumani Poles to Sand Paintings, Craft Centre Gallery, Sydney
1987
Aboriginal Australian Views in Print & Poster, Australian Print Council, Melbourne
Boomalli Au-Go-Go, Chippendale, Sydney
1986
Urban Koories, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney
Art Bites, Piers 2 & 3 Walsh Bay, Sydney
1985
Aboriginal Artist Gallery, Melbourne
Aboriginal Artist Gallery, Sydney
1984
Koorie Art ‘84, Artspace, Sydney; Butchers Exhibit Gallery

Awards

2018
Windmill Trust Scholarship, National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA), Sydney
2017
Fellow, National Art School, Sydney
2014
Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate Award, Australia Council
2010
15th Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Redlands, Sydney Church of England Co-educational Grammar School, Sydney, 2010
2003
Gallery Australian Art Competition
1995
Lloyd Rees Award for Outstanding Urban Design

Residencies 

2006
University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, Sydney
2004
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA
2002
Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
1996
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 2 months
1994
Commonwealth Artists Exchange, Open Space, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada, 2 months
1990
Cleveland Street Intensive Language Centre, Sydney
1988
Griffith Artworks, Nathan campus, Griffith University, 3 months
Maningrida Arts and Crafts, Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory 2 months
Co-ordinator, silk screen printing workshop Ramingining, Northern Territory
1983
Visiting Student to St Martins School of Art, London
Workshop
2005
Gil’la, Fraser Island—Great Walks, Art and Environment

Travel

2007
New York, NY, USA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dublin, Ireland
2006
London, England
Auckland, New Zealand
2005
Norwich, United Kingdom
2004
New York, NY, USA
Carlow, Ireland
2003
New York, NY, USA
2002
Madrid, Spain
2001
Tampa, FL, USA
New York, NY, USA
2000
St Petersberg, Russia; London, England; New York, NY, USA; Niigata, Japan
1999
Cape Town, South Africa; New Delhi, India; Niigata, Japan
1997
Seoul, Korea
1996
Santiago De Chile, Chile
La Paz, Bolivia
New Delhi, India
1995
Berlin, Germany
Cheju, Korea
1994
Havana, Cuba
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1993
Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
London, England
Budapest, Hungary
1992
Kyoto, Japan
1991–92
Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
1990
New York, USA
1989
Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
1988–89
Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
1988
La Perouse Invasion Day March, Sydney
Musgrave Park Ceremony, Brisbane
Barunga Festival, Barunga, Northern Territory
1985
Bathurst Island, Northern Territory
1985–87
Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Commissions 

2008
Bluewater Trail Public Art, Mackay Regional Council, Queensland
2006
Black Opium, Millennium Arts Project, State Library Queensland, Brisbane (sculpture)
pir-ri, Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane (sculpture)
2004
Witnessing to Silence, Brisbane Magistrates’ Court, Brisbane (sculpture)
Untitled, Tallebudgera, Queensland (sculpture)
2001
Winged Harvest, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra (sculpture)
Tribute to A’vang, Parliament House, Canberra (sculpture)
Falling Tide–Kung Dhu’marami, New Farm River Walk, Merthyr Park, New Farm, Brisbane (sculpture)
2000
Untitled, Brenden Hanson Building, Hervey Bay, Queensland (sculpture)
Tubowgulel (Director Stephen Page), Olympic Arts Festival, Sydney (set design)
Queensland Arts Council, Brisbane (poster design)
Ochre and Dust (Director Aku Kadogo), Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide (set design)
1999
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane (pavement design)
1997
The Lie of the Land, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne (sculpture)
1996
Alchemy (The Australian Ballet), Sydney Opera House, Sydney; Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne (set design)
1995
Edge of the Trees, Museum of Sydney, Sydney (sculpture)
1994
Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide (poster design)
1993
Black Cockatoo (Australia Post stamp issue, International Year of Indigenous People, forty-five cent stamp)

Curatorial 

2004
Co-curator, Skin, Salamanca Arts Centre, Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
1993–94
Guest Curator, Tyerabarrbowaryaou II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Havana Biennial 1994
1991–92
Guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tyerbarrbowaryaou
1991
Curator at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative: Ian Abdulla & Harry Wedge, Kudjeri's, Boomalli End of Year Exhibition

Conference Papers

2007
Australia: What’s Left? (keynote address), EASA Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Black 2 Blak Conference, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Murri Milestones: 40th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, Queensland Museum, Brisbane
2005
Claiming Ground, Public Art Conference, Hobart (Key Note Speaker)
The Art of Politics/The Politics of Art, Brisbane (Conference Convenor)
2003
Art and Human Rights, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
International Human Rights Day Symposium, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Brisbane 
Native Title Business, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Lectures
2018
Keynote Speaker—K'gari-Fraser Island Symposium, University Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Queensland
2007
College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2004
B.CAIA Convener, Semester Two 2004, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
New York University, New York, NY, USA
The University of Arizona, Tcson, AZ, USA
Columbia University, NYC, USA
2003
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
Fine Arts Department, Sydney University, Sydney
Art and Human Rights, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
International Human Rights Day Symposium, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Brisbane
Native Title Business, National Museum of Canberra
2002
On the Bunya Trail Symposium, Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Presenting Indigenous Arts, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra
Home, Queensland University of Technology
Many Rivers to Cross, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
Yarrabah High School, Queensland
The Tanks, Cairns
Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2001
University of South Florida, College of Art, Tampa, Florida
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Griffith University,College of Art, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay
1998
Adelaide Arts Festival Artists Week
Cultural Tourism, University of Southern Queensland (Wide Bay)
Griffith University, Stradbroke Island Project
University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay Cultural Tourism Seminar—Yagubi Festival
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Faculty of the Arts
1996
Australian Ambassador’s Residence, Santiago de Chile
University of Chile, Escuela de Arte, Santiago de Chile
Towards the New Millennium, Museums Australia Inc. 1996, Conference Power and Empowerment, Sydney
University of Tasmania, Department of Fine Arts, Launceston, Tasmania
A Blast from the Past, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston,Tasmania
Northern Territory University, School of Fine Arts, Darwin, Northern Territory
Arts Symposium, Imaginary Places, Indian International Centre, New Delhi
1995
University of Western Sydney, Nepean Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts, Sydney
Post Colonialism Eliza Fraser Workshop, Berlin, Germany
Cultural Policy—State of The Art, NIAAA representative
Post-Colonial Fictions Symposium, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Adelaide
1994
Museums Associations of Australia, Traditional Boundaries, New Boundaries, Sydney
Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales, Traditional Boundaries, New Perspective, Newcastle
Minded Cultures—Contemporary Artists and Post-Colonialism in the Commonwealth, Canada
Artist Talk, Localities of Desire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts, Sculpture Department, Sydney
1993
Co-Judge, National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin
Aboriginal Printmaking Symposium, Aboriginal Issues in Print, Darwin

Selected Board Memberships

2002–06
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Executive Member)
1997–98
Yag’ubi Multicultural Festival
1996
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (Exhibition Panel)
1995– 
Wondunna Aboriginal Corporation
1994–95
Artspace, Sydney
1993–97
National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association (Executive Member)
1993–94
Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre
1992–95
Thoorgine Educational and Culture Centre (Executive Member)
1990–1993
Aboriginal Arts Committee of the Australia Council
Visual Arts Panel of the Australia Council
1987
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative (Founding Member)
International Artist Exchanges—Hosted at Hervey Bay 
1998
Kelvin Yazzie, USA (2 months)
1996
Rose Spahan, Canada (2 months

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15 Years of Contemporary Art: Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2010, Redlands, Sydney Church of England Co-educational Grammar School, Sydney, 2010
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Anon. Fields [ex. cat.], Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2003
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Public Collections

The British Museum, London, England
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Artbank, Sydney
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
Hervey Bay City Council, Queensland
Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Mackay Regional Council, Queensland
Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Australian National University, Canberra
Bond University, Queensland
Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Queensland
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Curtin University of Technology, Perth
Flinders University, Adelaide
Griffith University, Brisbane
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Redlands Art Gallery, Queensland
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Brisbane, Queensland
Environmental Protection Agency, Maryborough, Queensland
IES Indigenous Art Collection, Brisbane
Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane
Grant Samuel Collection of Contemporary Art, New Zealand/Australia
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland
Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
The Macquarie Group Collection, Sydney