Josh X Muir

Where: Koorie Heritage Trust Inc, The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: magda

Josh Muir is a contemporary artist with a distinctive street art aesthetic. His brightly coloured and multi-layered work embodies the wonder of possibility. Josh X Muir is a solo exhibition by Josh Muir and is a continuation of the artist’s journey of self-exploration.

Muir’s kaleidoscopic work, inspired by hip-hop and street art culture, explores his personal story, capturing fragments of his struggles and moments of joy. Ultimately it is a story of hope told through self-portraits.

The exhibition is made up of eight new self-portraits created for the show, printed on aluminium and suspended from the gallery ceiling, along with immersive wallpaper, a neon installation and a three-channel animation.

Josh Muir came to prominence as the winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. In the same year, he won the Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Koorie Art Show, as well as winning the Ballarat Youth Awards Visual Art and Design prize.

In 2015, he won two Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards—both the Youth and People’s Choice categories. In 2016, Muir was awarded a major commission to develop a digital projection for White Night Melbourne, consequently projected on the façade of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2017, he was one of eight artists (and the only Aboriginal artist) chosen for the revived Melbourne Art Trams project, included in the 2017 Melbourne Festival program.

Josh X Muir is proudly supported by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program and made possible in part by the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy.

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