First Nations artist Dylan Mooney and a team of muralists will be painting an artwork bigger than an Olympic swimming pool on the side of the Top of the Town building in Darlinghurst in celebration of Sydney WorldPride.
In Dylan’s ‘Still Thriving’ series, large-format portraits focus on love in queer communities, deftly illustrating issues affecting Mooney’s lived experience in ways that are poignant and very much of our moment. Here, the artist narrates his personal experience as a proud queer Indigenous man. Subjects stand proudly and defiantly, gazing out at the viewer. Identity, desire, and representation are brought together to promote discussions of art that include acknowledgment of works created by members of groups that have often been overlooked or under-represented in the broader art world.
This artwork is a joint venture between Sydney WorldPride and City of Sydney’s Art and About. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.