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Source to Subject: Fiona Foley’s Evolving Use of Archives

Tyquiengco, Marina (2020) Source to Subject: Fiona Foley’s Evolving Use of Archives. Genealogy, 4 (3). p. 76. ISSN 2313-5778

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Since the 1980s, multidisciplinary artist Fiona Foley has created compelling art referencing her history, Aboriginal art, and her Badtjala heritage. In this brief essay, the author discusses an early series of Foley’s work in relation to ethnographic photography. This series connects to the wider trend of Indigenous artists creating art out of 19th century photographs intended for distribution to non-Indigenous audiences. By considering this earlier series of her work, this text considers Foley’s growth as a truly contemporary artist who uses the past as inspiration, invoking complicated moments of encounter between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians and their afterimages


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tyquiengco, Marinamtyquiengco@pitt.edumtyquiengco
Date: 9 July 2020
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Genealogy
Volume: 4
Number: 3
Publisher: MDPI AG
Page Range: p. 76
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/genealogy4030076
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History of Art and Architecture
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: photography, Fraser Island, Badtjala, contemporary art
ISSN: 2313-5778
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Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 18:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 18:48


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