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12 AUGUST – 5 SEPTEMBER, 2015

TO BE OPENED BY TOM MOSBY, CEO KOORI HERITAGE TRUST

This exhibition explores my journey through my life so far in 3 acts. My early life of love and security, my teenage years of drugs and depression and my life now as an artist with focus. At 24 my full story is yet to be told but this body of work is about my path to creativity, a way to tell my story through the symbols, which are important to me. – Josh Muir

Josh took to contemporary street art as a kid, inspired by the colour contrasts and it’s place in the public arena for everyone to enjoy. His path has not been easy with teenage drug use, overdoses and depression but Josh found his way back through suppoort of his family, friends and most imporatntaly by making art. Being Aboriginal has given him a strong connection to his culture and creativity has always run through his veins. Projects in the future include Josh as a finalist in the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and as a Major Project sculptor for Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016.

“I am a proud Yorta Yorta/ Gunditjmara man, I hold my culture strong to my heart and it gives me a voice and great sense of my identity. I look around I see empires built on aboriginal land, I cannot physically change or shift this, though I can make the most of my culture in a contemporary setting and my art projects reflect my journey.” – Josh Muir

ABC OPEN: Josh Muir’s Journey from depression to pride