Calculating Infinity

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On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park. An ongoing project. 

How many ways can you interpret an art collection spanning centuries? 

Award-winning artist Josh Foley has always been fascinated by QVMAG. So when we invited him to explore our Visual Art stores, he delighted in finding treasures. 

He's taken over a gallery and is spectacularly translating classic works by Wolfhagen, Glover and Gould onto the blank walls before our very eyes.  

This big, bold project will be unveiled for Mona Foma 2020 and we want you to be part of the journey: come and watch as Foley moves through the space, building a one-off work with a twist. 

You may even get a surprise or two...

About the artist
Josh Foley holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Art (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. He has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and has received prestigious awards, grants and residencies. His work is held in many public and private collections throughout Australia, notably, in the collection of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

In 2011 Josh won The John Glover Prize which was then the richest landscape prize in Australia. Anthony Bond OAM, speaking in 2011, then Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and head judge of the Glover prize 2011, said of Josh’s work; it’s “…talking about the whole history of the conventions of western painting.”

Recent residencies include, Bundanon, Illaroo, New South Wales (2016); Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2015). Recent commissions include, Tasmanian Government Artsite Scheme, Taroona High School, Taroona (2016); Tasmanian Government Artsite Scheme, Latrobe Primary School, Latrobe (2016).

Recent solo exhibitions include The Disrupted Gaze at Despard Gallery, Hobart (2017); Blue Lines at MOP Projects: Hosted by Galerie pompom, Sydney (2015); Parametric Painting Institute at Gallerysmith Project Space, North Melbourne (2015); Transference at Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport (2014); Caffeine as part of PAINTFACE Curated by Polly Dance at Constance ARI, Hobart (2014); The Parataxic Sublime at Kings ARI, Melbourne (2013).

Recent group exhibitions include Seven, Curated by Paul Eggins, part of MONA FOMA at Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston (2018); Despard Gallery at Sydney Contemporary, Sydney (2017); The Black Swan Prize: Finalist Exhibition, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2016); The John Leslie Prize: Finalist Exhibition, Gippsland Art Gallery, Gippsland (2016); Museum of Doubt, Curated By Dr Peter Hill at Despard Gallery, Hobart (2016); Exhaust, Curated By Erin Sickler, part of MONA FOMA at Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart (2016).