• Going Solo: First Nations Artist


Inaugural Going Solo: First Nations Artist is Josh Muir.

Bendigo Art Gallery has played a key role in the development of the cultural landscape of regional Victoria and has a long history of supporting the diverse creative practices of artists living and working in this region.

The Going Solo exhibition series offers artists living and working in regional Victoria the unique opportunity to produce a significant body of work for exhibition at the Gallery.  The annual event was designed to highlight the rich and diverse practices of contemporary artists from the region and their contribution to the areas cultural landscape.  Artists are selected by a committee following an open call process.

Inaugural Going Solo: First Nations Artist is Josh Muir
The Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara artist Josh Muir will present a large-scale multi-media project for the inaugural Going Solo: First Nations 2019 exhibition in November 2019. 

Muir’s artistic practice echoes his Indigenous culture in a contemporary setting. Using bright colours and bold lines, Muir draws together historical events and presents them alongside current narratives in a distinctive graphic style. Expanding on his current practice, the artist will work alongside Bendigo Art Gallery’s First Nations Curator to create a series of sculptures that reference animated characters inspired by the artist’s youth. 

Bendigo Art Gallery recognises the important contribution that our First Nations artists are making towards the regional art scene and are committed to fostering and promoting the careers of these artists on a national scale. Going Solo: First Nation highlights the significance of our First Nations artists living and working in regional areas of Victoria.

Going Solo: First Nations 2019 will coincide biennially with the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to Going Solo. 

What’s on your mind? runs until March 1, 2020. Bendigo Art Gallery is open every day from 10am to 5pm except December 25.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street
Bendigo 3550

30 November 2019 – 1 March 2020