In line with Queensland Government advice, Museum of Brisbane will be closed from 12:00pm (midday) Saturday 31 July, and remain closed Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August. Find more information here.




Learning is at the heart of Museum of Brisbane. Extend your skills and knowledge through creative-led experiences and learn more about our city!
Tori-Jay MordeyCURIOCITY BRISBANE – Waves Opus IV (detail) 2019, digital illustration. Courtesy the artist.

Artist in Residence: Tori-Jay Mordey

18 Sept – 6 Dec 2020

Exhibition now closed

Contemporary artist and illustrator Tori-Jay Mordey joins us as Artist in Residence, where she is creating new artworks live in the Museum!

Drawing on both her Torres Strait Islander and English heritage, Tori-Jay Mordey’s contemporary illustrations explore themes of family and self-identity through detailed and immersive portraiture. Often using members of her own family as subject matter, Tori-Jay combines stylistic cartoon fantasy with stunning realism to capture the complexities of our inner lives and emotions. Tori-Jay’s artworks traverse multiple mediums, from digital illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking, film and murals. She has also authored and illustrated several children’s books.

Join us from September to December as Tori-Jay Mordey continues to explore her themes of identity when she takes over the Adelaide Street Pavilion as Artist in Residence. Explore the artist’s process first-hand and observe the artist create new artworks within our open studio.

Visit Tori-Jay Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12pm-5pm in the Adelaide Street Pavilion.

MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

This event has now ended