TORI-JAY MORDEY

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS

ILLUSTRATOR

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ABOUT

Tori-Jay Mordey is an established Indigenous Australian illustrator and artist based in Meanjin/Brisbane. Growing up she openly shared both her Torres Strait Islander and English heritage, which is often reflected in her contemporary Indigenous art practice - producing work based around her family and siblings as a way of understanding herself, her appearance and racial identity. 


Over the years Tori-Jay has hone her skills in digital illustrations, drawing, painting, print making and film while also expanding her skills as a mural artist. In her illustrative work Tori-Jay often enjoys exploring human connection in relation to love, loss and identity. She often draws in a surrealistic cartoon style to help visually capture these complexities of our emotions; distorting and exaggerating the characters in a way that helps express and expose their vulnerabilities while being vibrant and playful.


Some of her most well-known works include: working as a featured artist for SBS on an interactive web documentary called K’GARI (2017), designing an illustrative car wrap for BMW during the Brisbane Street Art Festival (2021), having her art projected onto the William Jolly Bridge as part of an outdoor exhibition for Brisbane Art Matriarchs WOMEN’S WORK (2019), illustrating Cathy Freeman’s portrait for SHOUT OUT TO THE GIRLS biography (2018) and illustrating for an American published children’s book A BLUE KIND OF DAY (2022).

Now excited to announce being represented by

Solid Lines - Jacky Winters

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