Dylan Mooney is a Yuwi man from Mackay, central Queensland, Torres Strait Islander from Darnley Island and Badu Island and Australian born South Sea Islander. He is currently studying a bachelor of contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at the Queensland College of Art.
Mooney’s practice includes digital illustrations, drawing and print- making and street art – inspired by history, culture, family history and community stories.
This artwork represents the importance of music for Indigenous peoples, our people create songs to tell stories, to share our cultural knowledge and to bring awareness to the wider community.
The artwork represents our Indigenous cultures with the designs around them representing our songlines and our connection to this land. The circle represents our connection to all First Nations people around the world and with the smoke it makes our connection to our ancestors and elders and how this land Always Was, Always Will Be Indigenous land.
Dylan Mooney is the designer of the 2020 BIGSOUND First Nations House artwork.