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JOSH MUIR | King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award

Congratulations to Josh Muir who has been selected as a finalist for the King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award with ‘WAA Series no.5 – The Bushfire Which Burnt Crow Black.’

For this new work, Muir has depicted Waa’s role in bringing fire to mankind as told by the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. This work – ‘The bushfire which burnt Crow black’’ illuminates the following part of the narrative:

“Bunjil’s helpers, Djurt-djurt the nankeen kestrel and Thara the quail hawk, grabbed the rest of the coals. Then the coals made a bush fire which burnt Waa black. It also spread over his country and Bunjil had to gather all the Kulin to help put it out..”

As a result of Covid-19, The art exhibition will be delivered virtually commencing October 2020, with a physical exhibition, at this stage, to occur at fortyfivedownstairs gallery from 5 – 29 July 2021

The King & Wood Mallesons People’s Choice Award will be announced on Wednesday 25 November 2020, with voting to take place on the website from 3 – 17 November 2020.

To vote visit the website here