• Going Solo: First Nations Artist - Josh Muir: What's on your mind?


The inaugural Going Solo: First Nations recipient Josh Muir will showcase a new body of work in his exhibition.  

What’s on your mind? is an eight piece installation by Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta artist Josh Muir.  In collaboration with digital animator Isobel Knowles and experiential design consultancy Art Processors, the exhibition combines elements of audio, animation and graphic design – taking the viewer on an augmented reality journey through the artist’s mind. Utilising the tools of his time, Muir combines elements of his proud Indigenous heritage with a broader contemporary visual language, his fun and playful aesthetic draw reference to images from pop culture and street art. 

What’s on your mind? is a personal and intimate exploration into the artist’s journey of self-discovery, shedding light on the complexities of navigating between two very different worlds - that of his Indigenous heritage and the broader colonial landscape. 

Muir is a Gunditjmara/Yorta Yorta artist who lives and works in Ballarat. He held his debut exhibition Don’t Spit the Dummy in 2013 at the Koorie Heritage Trust. In 2016, Muir was commissioned as a major project artist by White Night Melbourne, and projected his work Still Here on the façade of the National Gallery of Victoria. His most recent exhibition Josh x Muir showcased at the Koorie Heritage Trust in 2018, oversaw the development of an extensive body of work which referenced aspects of hip-hop culture and youth identity.

Muir has been a recipient of the Telstra National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Youth Art Award. His work is held in important national collections including the Koorie Heritage Trust, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

This exhibition has been extended until 12 April 2020.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street
Bendigo 3550

30 November 2019 – 12 April 2020