Still Thriving

Kings Cross

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. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.