2017 - Josh Foley

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Josh Foley, (B. 1983) holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Art (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. He has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and has received a number of 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 is 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: “…its talking about the whole history of the conventions of western painting.”

Selected residencies include Bundanon, Illaroo, New South Wales (Arthur Boyd’s Studio) and Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.  A recent commission has been with the Tasmanian Government Artsite Scheme.
 
Recent exhibitions include at Despard Gallery, Hobart; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Gippsland Art Gallery, Vic; Galerie pompom, Sydney; and Gallerysmith Project Space, North Melbourne.