Kaleidoscopic colour at Koorie

an artist who has been commissioned to work on White Night and the city’s trams, Josh Muir’s artistic CV is decidedly “Melbourne”.

And the indigenous artist’s latest exhibition at Fed Square’s Koorie Heritage Trust is another addition to the art scene.

Josh X Muir, takes on a personal tone when compared with his previous works. It captures fragments of both struggles and joy in a distinctive street art aesthetic.

His kaleidoscopic, multi-layered works includes eight new self-portraits that look at the artist’s journey of self-exploration and are inspired by hip-hop and references from his youth.

The solo exhibition’s works are printed on aluminium and suspended from the gallery ceiling, along with immersive wallpaper, a neon installation and a three-channel animation.

Josh X Muir is at Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square, until November 25. Entry is free. More info at koorieheritagetrust.com.au. 

In 2016, Muir was awarded a major commission to create an animation that was projected onto the National Gallery’s facade during White Night Melbourne. 

Last year, he was one of eight Victorian artists whose work was displayed on eight separate Melbourne trams.

Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby said it were delighted to host the exhibition that reflected the artist’s past and aspirations for the future.

“As a proud young Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man, Josh holds his culture strong to his heart,” Mr Mosby said.

“We are particularly proud to have supported Josh over many years as we view ourselves as a platform and springboard for our young and emerging Aboriginal artists.”

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