Dylan Mooney: Blak Superheroes

The Museum of Brisbane, in the city’s historic building, is host to a groundbreaking show of digital drawings from artist Dylan Mooney. The proud Yuwi, Torres Strait Islander and Australian-born South Sea Island artist depicts First Nations characters in a distinct comic book style, cheering on the strength and continuation of culture. The compositions speak about survival, pride and power. In addition to celebrating his culture Mooney is also paying tribute to the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Dylan Mooney, ‘Kaigani’ from the ongoing series ‘Blak Superheroes’, digital drawing

“Blak Superheroes addresses and amplifies stories of representation, creating change that uplifts ourselves and mob. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have had important roles through history to present day. Blak characters’ representation in history has always been in the background, never the focal point, and characterised by racist stereotypes. These works reflect the resilience, innovation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to not only survive, but to thrive in so-called Australia”. – Dylan Mooney.

You can visit the exhibition until 18 April 2022.  

Check out more of the artist’s work here, with some pieces available for sale.