Nulla 4 Eva #3

Fiona FOLEY: artist

Not On Display

About the work


The Nulla 4 Eva series is an exploration of the race politics that exist in
Australian contemporary culture. Directly referencing the Cronulla riots, a
territorially driven dispute between Lebanese Australians and non-Indigenous
Australians over Cronulla beach and its surrounding areas, Foley has
recreated the scene, placing emphasis on the Australian philosophy of the
beach as a public place, not owned and always to be shared. Foley notes that
throughout media coverage of Cronulla riots, no reference was made to
traditional ownership of the area. In Nulla 4 Eva #3 Foley depicts a volatile
and obviously heated situation between a group of Indigenous Australians
and a group of non-Indigenous Australians, clad with the Australian flag,
symbols of patriotism. Through this work Foley identifies herself with the
Aboriginal men, and explores the notion of Australian nationality in
contemporary times, asking the question of whether or not being 'Australian'
is simply an issue of ownership or whether it is something much more.
MR 270918
Title
Nulla 4 Eva #3
Artist/Maker and role
Fiona FOLEY: artist
Date
2009
Medium
ultrachrome print on Hahnemühle paper
Measurements
80.3 x 120.1 cm (image)
86.1 x 126.1 cm (sheet)
Production place
Brisbane, Queensland
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2009
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2009/0083

This is one of the photographs in our collection.



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