Welcome Josh Foley

JOSH FOLEY, Underground, 2016, oil & acrylic on linen, 168x183cm,


Despard Welcomes Tasmanian artist, Josh Foley to the Gallery!


Josh Foley has exhibited throughout Australia including 20 solo shows and has received a number of prestigious awards, grants, commissions and residencies. His work is held in many public and private collections throughout Australia, including the collection of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery in Melbourne.

In 2011 Foley 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;  “…it’s talking about the whole history of the conventions of western painting.”

Solo exhibitions include 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); The Uncarved Block, at Outward Project, Launceston (2013).

Josh Foley will be part of the upcoming group exhibition Museum of Doubt, opening Wednesday 8 and runs till 3 July 2016 at the Despard Gallery.

More info and works of Josh Foley, see his artist page here

Online preview of the Museum of Doubt click here