Joshua Muir lives and works in Ballarat. Muir uses a diverse range of different mediums in his creative practice, working across painting and digital media. In 2014 he received The People’s Choice Award – Victorian Indigenous Art Awards and the Arts Victoria Excellence Award – Koorie Art Show. Muir has been commissioned to work on a number of high profile creative projects, including; the Foundation for Young Australians – Innovation Nation, 2015; Eureka 160th Anniversary, City of Ballarat, 2014; MCG Mural, Richmond Football Club, 2014; CAAMA short animation film and mural design, Northern Territory, 2014. Recently Muir’s work has featured in exhibitions, festivals and projects including; Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2015; From where I stand, Bunjilaka Melbourne Museum, 2014; Beyond the Surface, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Multiplicity, Reconciliation Week, Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster, 2014; We R You Project, Ballarat, 2014; Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2013; Don’t Spit the Dummy, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne, 2013 (solo show); a solo display in the projection window of the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Koories in the Hood, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne, 2010. Joshua Muir’s work is held in both private and public collections including; St. John of God Hospital, Ballarat; University of Ballarat and Ballarat Base Hospital.
Joshua Muir (Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara) Untitled 2015
Print on aluminium
Installation view from 'Wominjeka: A New Beginning', Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne 2015
Photography by James Henry