Museum of Brisbane Artist-in-Residence – Tori-Jay Mordey
Need a hit of cultural goodness? Look no further than Museum of Brisbane, where contemporary artist and illustrator Tori-Jay Mordey is creating striking art pieces as Artist-in-Residence. Until Sunday December 6, Tori-Jay will be creating new artworks live in the Museum in the Adelaide St Pavilion. Tori-Jay will be exploring themes of identity in this interactive showcase, and visitors will be able to witness the artist’s process first-hand and observe her create new artworks within the Museum’s open studio.
Drawing on both her Torres Strait Islander and English heritage, Tori-Jay Mordey’s contemporary illustrations explore themes of family and self-identity through detailed and immersive portraiture. Often using members of her own family as subject matter, Tori-Jay combines stylistic cartoon fantasy with stunning realism to capture the complexities of our inner lives and emotions. Tori-Jay’s artworks traverse multiple mediums, from digital illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking, film and murals. She has also authored and illustrated several children’s books.
Eager to see some eye-catching art be made in front of your eyes? Visit Tori–Jay Tuesdays to Fridays at Museum of Brisbane’s Adelaide Street Pavilion.
Image credit: Charlie Hillhouse