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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 20222011 
 

2021

Penguin Random House, New York Publisher USA

-    Illustrated for a children’s book, A Blue Kind of Day to be released soon. (2022)

Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

-    City In The Sun Exhibition – self-portrait  painted during my artist residency (now on display).

-    RMXTV, three weeklong public performance art piece, individual artists got a full day to paint on a large purpose-built wall within the museum.

SBS (SBS Voices)

-    NAIDOC week, designed six illustrations for written stories for online event.

-    STRAIGHT UP ISLANDER, illustration for online event, written stories by writers of Oceania.

YONDER Music Festival

-    Featured Artist for merch and poster design.

-    Painted live mural during 3 day festival.

Brisbane Street Art Festival

-    Painted live mural on temporary wall at Queen Street Mall, portrait of Anisa Nandaula.

-    Commissioned to design illustration for t-shirts and merch, shirts worn by all
participants and volunteers during the festival.

-    Within These Walls, group exhibition featuring prominent street artist and emerging local artists.

-    BMW, commissioned to design an illustrated car wrap (M4 model), promotion for the festival.

-    ARTY PARTY, taught an interactive self-portrait workshop during the festival.

Brisbane Powerhouse

-    Painted a mural featured at the entrance above the Box office.

2020

The Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

-    Created online digital tutorial, replica to the Painting Portraits Workshop previously taught at the museum. (in 2019)

September – December

-    Artist Residency, studio within in the museum, commissioned to produce a mural, two art pieces (that the museum now own), and teach portrait workshops during and after the residency.

Superordinary – Brisbane City

-    Artist in Residence at 62 Mary Street.

Brisbane Street Art Festival and Cross River Rail

-    Painted mural on Albert Street, Cat Gal vs Bat Gal.

Brisbane Street Art Festival and Mirvac

-    Painted 15 metre Mural on Ann Street, Mum can we go to the market, painted alongside Gus Eagleton, Ash Taylor and Joel Fergie (The Zookeeper).

SUPERORDINARY – Brisbane 16th – 17th May

-    Participant in Live-stream, alongside established and upcoming artist, each of us painting an individual mural on every level of the building, 62 Mary Street.

Brisbane Powerhouse

-    Don't you forget about me, commissioned to Illustrate for Backbone Brisbane (alongside four other artists), artwork publicly displayed on the Brisbane Powerhouse billboards.

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) - Making Art Work

-    Commissioned to create featured illustration for the project, it also got published in the Saturday Papers (June 27 - July 3rd, No. 307, page 23).

Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival 2020

-    Designed featured illustration for main poster and advertisement.

Griffith University Queensland College of Arts (QCA)

-    Taught first year tutorial classes for first year Design students.

All Hallow’s Catholic Girls School – Brisbane

-    Artist in residence, mural workshop with Yr10 & Yr11s.

2019

Toombul Shopping Centre

-    Painted public mural in the Upstairs venue.

Brisbane Art Matriachs – Women’s Work

-    Outdoor exhibition, artwork projected onto William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane.

Queensland Health Brisbane

-    Assisted in animated video, Queensland Health uses it when teaching workshops about Indigenous Health. Was head illustrator, concept, and storyboard artist for the project.

All Hallow’s Catholic Girls School – Brisbane

-    Artist in residence mural workshop with Yr10 & Yr11s.

The Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

-     Taught Illustration and portrait workshops for both adults and children.

Queensland College of Arts - Griffith University

-    Invited as special guest to teach Torres Strait Art and Culture workshop.

CURIOCITY - Brisbane Powerhouse

-    Commissioned to illustrate
several poster designs correlating with featured sculptures (the
Illustrations also turned into
live animation using an app)

Shadowgram - Queensland State Library

-    In correlation with
CURIOCITY, painted a mura at the Queensland State Library.

Penguin Random House Australia

-    Stand Up For The Future, a published biography of inspirational young Australians, illustrated a portrait of Mikayla Adam’s.

Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival 2019

-    Amazing Babes, Illustrated series of vibrant portraits of women for featured banner and poster.

-     Submitted art for their online art exhibition.

Brisbane Street Art Festival

-    Within These Walls, participated in group art exhibition featuring prominent national and international street artist.

 

2018

Penguin Random House Australia

-    Shout Out To The Girls, a published biography of Influential Australian Women, illustrated Cathy Freeman’s portrait.

Tres Salsa Mexican Cantina – Hervey Bay

-    Design and painted mural outside and inside the restaurant.

-    Waitressing, gained 3 months’ work experience.

The Culprit Club – Fortitude Valley Brisbane

-    RETURNED, first solo art exhibition featuring 40 intricate hand painted portraits.

Artforce Awards – Brisbane City Council

-    Overall winner for Urban Smart Projects for Tagai – a painted traffic light box mural.

Brisbane Street Art Festival - Southbank

-    Featured Indigenous artist for live group mural in Southbank, alongside Shani Finch and Julia Townsend.

Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation – Broome WA

-    Illustrated children’s early learning book, In The City I See, as part of the Young Arts series.

2017

Institute of Modern Art – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Brisbane

-    Assisted in installing Ryan Presley’s charcoal mural for Goldin+Senneby Standard Length of a Miracle exhibition.

William Cooper Justice Centre - Judicial College of Victoria

-    Commissioned to Illustrated seasonal greeting cards for NAIDOC Week themed “Because Of Her We Can”.

Maiwar Vobrant Lane Way Project - Brisbane CBD

-    Artworks publicly displayed in light boxes at  King George Square.

SBS – Fiona Foley K’Gari (Fraser Island) interactive website

-    Head Illustrator, concept, and storyboard artist for the project (it became a finalist in the UNAA Media Awards, two prestigious web design awards, and showcased International at Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam).

The Culprit Club – Fortitude Valley Brisbane

-    No Such Luck exhibition (13th October) exhibited artworks alongside prominent Australian street artists.

Meridan State College - Sunshine Coast

-    Artist in Residence (July
21-23), taught workshops
with indigenous students and
art students in yr7, 9 and 10.

Urban Smart Projects – Tingalpa Brisbane

-    Candy Kids, painted public traffic light box mural on Belmont Road.

2016

Queensland College of Art - Griffith University

-    Successfully graduated Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.

-    Winner of Oxlades Art Essential Award.

-    Group printmaking Exhibition –  si NEK di kee.

-    Charity Art Exhibition, participated in Fundraising event, 50 hours of Printmaking for Disability Art Workshop.

Urban Smart Projects - Brisbane Charlotte Street

-    Painted traffic light box mural, Tagai, near Eagle Street.

Jugglers Art Space - Fortitude Valley Brisbane

-    Group exhibition with indigenous art students from QCA, Kultcha.

2015

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) – Brisbane

-    Commissioned to work for Richard Bell, illustration for APT8 Kids project handbook.

Indigenous Art Exhibition – St Andrews Hospital Brisbane

-    Group exhibition with indigenous art students from QCA, Art From the Margins.

2014

White Raven International Children’s Book

-    Bakir and Bi (2013) book chosen for translation into different languages in Germany.

 G20 Brisbane

-    Southbank BRISBANE monument, was head designer for the letter “S”, painted alongside indigenous art students from QCA.

Clancestry Celebration – Southbank Brisbane

-    (Multi-Cultural Community Event) Assisted in Torres Strait weaving workshop.

2013

Queensland State Library – Brisbane

-    Featured on front page of Autumn’s “What’s on” at the Queensland State Library (for Bakir and Bi story book).

Deadly Awards – Sydney Opera House

-    Bakir and Bi Nominate for Deadly Awards.

Community Indigenous Mural Project - West End Brisbane

-    Head designer and participated, painted mural with first year students from Bachelor of Contemporary Indigenous Arts – QCA.

Queensland College of Arts - Griffith University

-    Accepted into University to study Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.

2012 

National Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship Competition - Queensland State Library Brisbane, BLACK&WRITE

-    Winner for Bakir and Bi – Author Jillian Boyd, and I illustrated (Torres Strait children storybook).

Creative Generation Excellence Award

-   Recipient of Visual Art Award & Young Artist Award in Drama.

Urangan State High School - Hervey Bay Fraser Coast

-    Successfully graduated.

-    Recipient of Certificate of distinction for undeniable passion for Arts.

-    Recipient of Indigenous Student Encouragement Award, Involvement Distinction Award & Greg Stout Cultural Award.

-    Selected to display artworks at Maryborough Regional Arts Council, Student’s Film Award Night.

2011

Urangan State High School Art Exhibition – Hervey Bay Fraser Coast

-    Winner of Senior Art Award.

-    Winner of Junior Art Award.

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