Unsettle by Digi Youth Arts
rattle. disrupt. disturb. shake. paint. unsettle.
Digi Youth Art’s young people are partnering with Land Writers (Warraba Weatherall and Daniel Jones) and Mz Murri Cod (Libby Harward) to transform and activate the Queensland Museum, through the creation of two new works examining cultural heritage collections. This is the first project of unsettle: Digi Youth Art’s long term residency at the Queensland Museum where youth artists will carry out creative investigations into the cultural landscape of major arts institutions. On these lands, painting on public spaces is no new concept. Street art, like many artforms, is another practice that continues the stories of one of the oldest surviving and thriving cultures in the world. Unsettle provides an opportunity for established artists to mentor youth artists as they question, challenge and expose the colonial nature of cultural collections in galleries and museums. The works created will offer audiences new interpretations and observations of cultural heritage collections and provide opportunities for the wider community to speak one-on-one with the artists.
DIGI YOUTH ARTS
Digi Youth Arts is a collective of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists committed to sharing stories of our young people. The organisation has a history of producing thought-inspiring works that educate audiences on traditional culture and contemporary Indigenous perspectives. In 2017, Digi Youth Arts hold residencies at Queensland Museum and La Boite Theatre Company.
Landwriters (Warraba Weatherall and Daniel Jones) are an Indigenous street art collective whose practice critiques the social and political realities of Australia.
LIBBY HARWARD AKA MZ MURRI COD
Libby Harward is a proud Quandamooka woman of Moreton Bay, Queensland, and a descendent of the Ngugi people from Mulgumpin (Moreton Island). Libby has been creating art through drawing and painting since she can remember. In 2004, Libby met her creative alter ego Mz Murri Cod, and they have since grown together and begun painting on the streets. Over the years, Libby has deepened her connection with her Indigenous culture alongside Mz Murri Cod, sharing stories about the strength of Indigenous Women on walls, building and under bridges predominantly on Yuggera, Turrbal and Yugambeh country.