DYLAN MOONEY (TSI/QLD)
Yuwi, Meriam and South Sea Islander
Dylan Mooney is a proud Yuwi, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander man from Mackay in North Queensland. Armed with a rich cultural upbringing Mooney is influenced by history, culture and family and responds to community stories, current affairs and social media. Legally blind, his digital medium’s backlit display allows the artist to produce a high-impact illustrative style with bright, saturated colour that reflects his experiences.
Working across painting, printmaking, digital illustration and drawing, he rethinks what digital technologies and artistic practices can say about identity, desire and representation. Known for buoyant optimism and sharp social commentary, he's particularly interested the voices that tend to get left out. And his work has helped shift the representation of queer love among people of colour.
Lead artist | Dylan Mooney
Animation | Maeve Baker
Composer | James Howard - Jaadwa (VIC)