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Dylan Mooney


Wed 16 Nov - Thu 15 Dec, 2022


Underground Foyer



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Suitable for all ages

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Part of

MELT Festival

Dylan Mooney makes his mark on Brisbane Powerhouse.

Given free rein to stake claim on the building, Mooney’s trademark, powerful, pride-ful style will morph multiple surfaces to create a slow-growing, evolving and high-impact exhibition.

Mooney’s acclaimed works fuse ancient storytelling, queer culture, social commentary and contemporary digital illustration to amplify the voices of his communities.

“Never forget who you are and where you come from.”

Dylan Mooney is a proud Yuwi, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander man from Mackay in North Queensland.

View the exhibition during opening hours.


This artist residency is generously supported by Tim and Gina Fairfax.


Dylan Mooney is a proud Yuwi, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander man from Mackay in North Queensland working across painting, printmaking, digital illustration and drawing.

Influenced by history, culture and family, Mooney responds to community stories, current affairs and social media. Armed with a rich cultural upbringing, Mooney now translates the knowledge and stories passed down to him, through art. Legally blind, the digital medium’s backlit display allows the artist to produce a high-impact illustrative style with bright, saturated colour that reflects his experiences with keen political energy and insight.

This blending of digital technology and social commentary is a uniting of the artist’s sense of optimism – pride within the works exude with profoundness and substance. Dylan is among artists who are rethinking digital technologies and artistic practices to consider contemporary issues around identity, desire and representation. Interested in the ways in which we can reframe the conversation around some of the voices that have been left out, the artist has made an important body of work that embodies a shift in representation of queer love among people of colour.

Incorporating a combination of drawing, printmaking and street art, Dylan’s work is inspired by history, culture and community. He is a leader in the medium of digital illustration and creates characters that reflect the LGBTQIA+ community, while always referencing the strength and continuation of culture.


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We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

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