Calculating Infinity


This exhibition is now closed.

Displayed at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Royal Park until 30 August, 2020.

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 took over a gallery and spectacularly translated classic works by Wolfhagen, Glover and Gould onto the blank walls before our very eyes.  

This big, bold project was unveiled for Mona Foma 2020 and is now open for your exploration. 

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.”

Residencies. Bundanon, Illaroo, New South Wales (2016); and Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2015).

Commissions. Tasmanian Government Artsite Scheme, Taroona High School, Taroona (2016); and Tasmanian Government Artsite Scheme, Latrobe Primary School, Latrobe (2016).

Solo exhibitions. 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); and The Parataxic Sublime at Kings ARI, Melbourne (2013)

Group exhibitions. 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); and Exhaust, Curated By Erin Sickler, part of MONA FOMA at Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart (2016).