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Jake Moss: with feelings

Presented by Jake Moss in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane artist Jake Moss presents his first public exhibition in Australia in three years for Wonderland Festival with 100 new paintings and his first ever open studio.

A collection of blatant and honest paintings, Moss describes his work as colourful, meaningful, philosophical, funny, serious, pretty, ugly and BIG. Growing up with split parents, one whom was very religious and the other who had found their livelihood managing a brothel, Moss brings a kaleidoscope of opinions and influences to his eye catching and controversial images.

Experience this widely creative and colourful artist and meet him in person during Wonderland Festival.

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Jake Moss spent 13 years of his childhood in Woodridge housing commission and the rest of it in other suburbs of Logan.

As a child he was an altar server at his local church and spent time living between with his father, an ex-police officer, and his mother, a brothel manager.

Since leaving Woodridge, Moss has grown into a prolific, ambitious, independent artist. Before his 25th birthday, he’s written and directed two plays, had four solo art exhibitions (including one in New York, where he lived and also performed standup comedy), released books of poetry and novels, he has even made films, and is currently working on more of each. As an academic, Moss was accepted into his first Masters degree when he was just 18 (Writing, Swinburne via OUA), and his second when he was 19 (English Literature, USQ).

In recent years, he spent seven months secretly (and illegally) living in an art studio, after his church told him he couldn’t sleep on their grounds when he was homeless (as it is "private property" and police would remove him).

Earlier this year he spent a month at an art residency in Finland being mentored by the facilitator, playwright and performer, Margi Brown Ash, who says he is “a unique human” and “an artist of the future”.

Moss is at the Brisbane Powerhouse for his first public exhibition in Australia in three years, where he's displaying over 100 new paintings, and also for Wonderland Festival where for its duration he will present his first ever open studio.

About the Venue

Common Questions

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See an exhibition
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