Tori-Jay Mordey is an emerging Indigenous Australian illustrator and artist based in Brisbane. Her most well-known works include; illustrating/concept artist for K’GARI (SBS interactive web documentary) 2017, designing the letter S for the G20 BRISBANE sign (2014), Maiwar Vibrant Laneways Project in King George Square (2017), and illustrating for the children’s book Bakir and Bi written by Jillian Boyd (2012). Her works consist of personal digital illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and film. A lot of her previous concepts within her art practice revolved around cultural hybridity; expanding and encouraging diversity within our identities and exploring how society often reacts to or ignore these differences. Growing up in a mixed cultural environment with her mother being Torres Strait Islander and her father being English, Tori-Jay often reflected her artwork around her family and siblings as a way of understanding herself, her appearance and racial identity.
Date: BSAF 2018
Location: QPAC Southbank Cultural Forecourt - Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane