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Announcing the Winner of the Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Posted by Capstone Editing on 24 July 2020


Introducing Dr Fiona Foley: Winner of the 2020 Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

We are extremely proud to announce Dr Fiona Foley as the 2020 recipient of the Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women.


Dr Fiona Foley has over 30 years of experience as a practising artist and has assembled eight Aboriginal artists/scholars as part of an integrated art-led program to promote conversations across social, political and cultural boundaries around a range of critical issues.


Dr Foley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, having graduated from her PhD in 2018. Her current project, which the Capstone Editing grant will go towards supporting, is entitled ‘Reason and Reckoning: New Aboriginal Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Writing’.


Dr Foley’s project will begin in a series of provocative public lectures, conducted by eight senior and emerging Aboriginal artist/academics scheduled for Brisbane. Art, film and law are the ties that bind this series together and disseminate knowledge with a multiplicity of Aboriginal voices and dialogues. Each will bring a new perspective to established Aboriginal scholarship with a focus on their own art, films and writing.


An expanded innovative publication will be developed following the public engagement of the lectures, which will present the new insights possible through the power of creative arts research approaches. Aboriginal scholarship is changing as new cultural provocations arise in the twenty-first century. The resulting publication, Reason and Reckoning: New Aboriginal Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Writing, will further disseminate this essential knowledge further to a general readership.


Dr Foley’s previous publications include:

Foley, Fiona, Louise Martin Chew, and Fiona Nicoll. Courting Blackness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University. University of Queensland Press, 2014.

Foley, Fiona. The Art of Politics/The Politics of Art: The Place of Indigenous Contemporary Art. Keeaira Press, 2006.

Foley, Fiona. ‘I Speak to Cover the Mouth of Silence.’ Art Monthly Australia, vol 250, June 2012, 55–57.

Foley, Fiona. ‘The Elephant in the Room: Public art in Brisbane.’ Artlink, vol 32, no 2, June 2012, 64–67.

Foley, Fiona. ‘When the Circus Came to Town.’ Art Monthly Australia, vol 245, November 2011, 5–7.

Foley, Fiona. 'All Men Choose the Path They Walk: Art and the scales of justice', Griffith Review, vol 65, Crimes and Punishments, Griffith University, 2019.

Foley, Fiona. 'The People of K’Gari/Fraser Island: Working through 250 Years of Racial Double Coding', Genealogy, vol 4, no 74, 2020.


We are delighted that the Capstone Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women will assist with the independent publication of Reason and Reckoning: New Aboriginal Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Writing.


Please visit Dr Fiona Foley's website. We urge you to follow her and support her important research.


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