TORI-JAY MORDEY CV 

 

While studying at Griffith University, Queensland College of Arts specialised in classes with:  Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Film, Life Drawing, Animation/Concept Art

ACHIEVEMENTS 2019—2011 


2019
-   BAM - Brisbane Art Matriarchs, Women’s Work, outdoor exhibition, artwork projected onto the William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane

-    Queensland Health, Indigenous health animation for workshops, head illustrator, concept and storyboard artist for the project

-    Curiocity, Brisbane Powerhouse, commissioned to illustrate poster designs that correlate with featured sculptures for the event, to be publicly displayed along side the sculptures within the city


-   Shadowgram, Curiocity, Queensland State Library, commissioned by Art Thinking to paint public mural as part of the Curiocity event run by The Brisbane Powerhouse


-   Stand Up For The Future, Biography of inspirational young Australian’s published by Penguin Random House Australia, chosen to Illustrate Mikayla Adam’s portrait

-   Emerging Writers Festival 2019, Amazing Babes, Melbourne, illustrated a series of vibrant portraits of women for the feature banner and poster for the event, June 19th - 29th

-   Emerging Writers Festival 2019, Future Truths, submitted art for online exhibition, June 19th - 27th

-   Brisbane Street Art Festival, Within these Walls, group exhibition featuring prominent national and international street artists and emerging local artists, May 4th - 19th

2018
-    Shout Out To The Girls, Biography of influential Australian women, published by Penguin Random House Australia, chosen to Illustrate Cathy Freeman’s portrait


-    Tres Salsa Mexican Cantina , Hervey Bay, commissioned to design and paint mural outside and inside the restaurant 


-    RETURNED, first solo art exhibition featuring 40 intricate hand painted portraits, exhibited at The Culprit Club, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, June 22nd - 24th


-    Artforce Awards - Brisbane City Council, "Overall winner" prize won for Urban Smart Projects - public Traffic box mural “Tagai” at Charlotte Street Brisbane (2016) 


-    Brisbane Street Art Festival, featured Indigenous artist for live group mural painting in Southbank alongside Shani Finch and Julia Townsend


-    In The City I See, published children’s early learning book, chosen to illustrate entire book as part of a Young Arts series published by Magabala Books

2017
-    Gallery Assistant, Institute of Modern Art, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, helper in installing Ryan Presley’s charcoal mural for the Goldin+Senneby: Standard Length of a Miracle (Bootleg) exhibition 


-    William Cooper Justice Centre, Judicial College of Victoria, commissioned to illustrate seasonal greeting cards, NAIDOC themed “Because of her we can”


-    Maiwar Vibrant Lane Way Project, several artworks publicly displayed in lightboxes in Brisbane CBD - King George Square, Australia


-    SBS, Fiona Foley, K’Gari interactive website about Fraser Island, head illustrator, concept and storyboard artist on the project

[ http://www.sbs.com.au/kgari/ ]
Became a finalist in the UNAA Media awards and two prestigious web design awards, the Awwwards and the FWA. Showcased at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).


-   No Such Luck, group exhibition alongside prominent Australian street artists at The Culprit Club, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia, October Friday 13th


-    Meridan State College, Resident Artist (July 21-23), art workshop with Indigenous Students, and art students from Year 7, 9 and 10


-    Urban Smart Projects - Public Power box mural on Belmont Road, Tingalpa Brisbane, Candy Kids

2016
-    Graduated from Griffith University Queensland College of Art, South Bank Brisbane, with a Bachelor Degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art


-   Griffith University Queensland College of Art, graduation exhibition, winner of Oxlades Art Essentials award for experimentation, materiality and integrity of resolution


-    Urban Smart Projects - Public Traffic signal box mural in Charlotte Street Brisbane, Tagai


-    Charity Art Exhibition - 50 Hours Print, QCA - Griffith University South Bank, In aide of Disability Art Workshop


-    Printmaking Exhibition - si NEK de kee at QCA - Griffith University South Bank


-    Contemporary Indigenous Art Exhibition - Kultcha at Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude valley, Brisbane

2015
-    The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), commissioned by Richard Bell to illustrate colouring- in pages for APT8 Kids project handbook


-    Art from the Margins, Indigenous Art Exhibition at St Andrews Hospital

2014
-    Bakir and Bi (2013), featured at the White Raven International Children’s Book Library in Germany (chosen to be translated into different languages and having the option of being purchased for schools around the world)


-    G20 ‘BRISBANE’ Art Sculpture, head designer for the letter S, participated in painting it with students from the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Arts course, it now remains as a well-known Tourist landmark in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia


-    Clancestry Celebration, Multi Cultural Community Event at South Bank Brisbane, helped in teaching a Torres Strait weaving workshop

2013
-    Featured on the front page of Autumn’s What’s on at the Queensland State Library booklet for Bakir and Bi stroy book


-    Deadly Awards Nominee for Bakir and Bi, Sydney, Opera House


-    Community Indigenous Mural project at West End, Brisbane, head designer for the project and participated in painting it with first year students from the Bachelor of Contemporary Indigenous Arts


-    First Year at Griffith University Queensland College of Art, South Bank Brisbane, studying Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art


2012 
-    Winners of Black&write QSL- National Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship Competition for Bakir and Bi, written by Jillian Boyd, Torres Strait children storybook


-    Recipient of Creative Generation Excellence Award in Visual Art


-    Recipient of Creative Generation Young Artist Award in Drama presented by the Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek


-    Recipient of Greg Stout Cultural Award, certificate of distinction for undeniable passion for Arts, Urangan State High School, Hervey Bay


-    Recipient of Indigenous Student Encouragement Award, Involvement distinction award, Urangan State High School, Hervey Bay


-   Graduated from Urangan State High School, year 12, Hervey Bay


-    Selected by Maryborough Regional Arts Council to display my artworks at the Film Awards Night for Students (FANS) at Brolga Theatre


2011
-    Urangan State High School Art Exhibition – won 2011 Senior Art award 2011 and Junior Art award in 2010  

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