Muir has won numerous awards, including the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Youth and the Hutchinson Scholarship. His work has been acquired by the Koorie Heritage Trust, National Gallery of Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, National Gallery of Victoria and by private collectors.
Josh Muir is a proud Yorta Yorta/ Gunditjmara/ Barkinji man who holds his culture strong and close to his heart; it gives him his voice and his identity. Muir’s artworks echo his culture in a contemporary setting, and his practice reflects his journey.
Using bright colours and bold lines, he often draws together historical events and stories and presents them alongside current narratives in a distinctive graphic style.
Muir held his debut exhibition Don’t Spit the Dummy in 2013 at the Koorie Heritage Trust. In 2016, Muir was commissioned as a major project artist by White Night Melbourne, and projected his work Still Here on the façade of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2017, Muir designed Richmond Football Club’s Guernsey for ‘Dreamtime at the G’ and produced Murrunghurk, a Melbourne Art Tram work as part of Melbourne Festival.
Artist in Residence at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne - 2016
‘Josh Muir’, Lyric Theatre Fitzroy
‘NAIDOC Week’, MARS Gallery
’Murrunghurk / Still Here’ MARS Gallery, Melbourne
‘Still Here’, White Night - Projected on the façade of National Gallery of Victoria
‘Phoenix’, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
‘Ballarat Portraits’, ContainART, Ballarat Extension of Archibald Prize
‘Revealed’, Incinerator Art Gallery Melbourne
‘Gekko City of Gold’, Ballarat
Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne
‘National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Awards’, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory,
‘Koorie Heritage Trust 30th Anniversary exhibition’,
Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery, Melbourne ‘Koorie Showcase’,
‘From Where I Stand’, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
‘Beyond the Surface’, Incinerator Art Gallery, Melbourne
‘Victorian Indigenous Art Awards’, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat
‘Don’t Spit the Dummy’, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne
Street Art, Hip Hop, Pop, Aboriginal identity, Contemporary and Youth Cultures.