Prof. Fiona Foley

Prolific artist and activist Fiona Foley is a descendant of the Badtjala people and a founding member of the influential Boomalli Aboriginal Co-operative.

Her practice is deeply personal, with her work exploring the individual and political impact of Indigenous upheaval as well as imploring a more empowered reading of Aboriginal identity, and in 2014 she was the recipient of an Australian Council Visual Arts Award. Exhibiting often and widely, Fiona also works tirelessly to promote Badtjala culture through language maintenance, cultural camps and workshops, and above all strives to tell untold Indigenous stories that the Australian Design Centre believes should be heard by all.

Image: Hedonistic Honky Haters. Courtesy of the artist