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PORTFOLIO

Navigate through my assorted projects and artworks across video, animation, mural and artwork formats.

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MEDIA

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Fed Uni artist Jay Van Nus' design for the future on Melbourne tram
Millions of people will see the work of Ballarat artist Jay Kulbardi as their biggest work yet travels the tram tracks through Melbourne every day for the next year.

The Courier - Michelle Smith

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MURALS

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FIRST PEOPLES MELBOURNE ART TRAMS 2023

Rising Art Festival - Yarra Trams - Curated by Jarra Karalinar Steel

Melbourne Art Trams travel into a new season with six newly commissioned First Peoples artists rolling out vivid visions of a Blak tomorrow.
Photos by James Morgan

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GALLERY ANNEX MURAL 2023 / 2024

Creative City, City of Ballarat - Art Gallery of Ballarat

'Here' is the current artwork installed on the Annex Wall in Alfred Deakin Place. "I made this design to encapsulate all the memories I have been fortunate to make throughout my childhood growing up here in Ballarat," - Jay

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FED UNI'S MURALFEST WINNER 2023

Federation University Australia

Starting as a Suggest-It by Fed students last year, Muralfest saw a range of entries from students all based on the theme of Belonging. A panel of judges chose five finalists who then created art across four campuses during the first week of semester, and then it was up to students to vote for their favourites!

After several weeks of voting, the final count revealed … we had a tie! Congratulations to Ally McMahon and Jay Van Nus, who each had a trophy presented by Vice-Chancellor Duncan Bentley.

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NOT JUST A PHRASE - MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL

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Not Just A Phrase brings together over twenty works by ten artists to illuminate words, phrases, symbols and signifiers that hold meaning for queer women and gender diverse people and communities.

Taking its cue from a common statement of queer resistance “it’s not just a phase”, the exhibition explores how we, as queer and trans people, have asserted the validity of our identities in the face of heteronormative expectations.

Not Just A Phrase demonstrates how queer and gender diverse people use words, phrases and symbols to signal identity, find community and take back power.

25 January - 5 February 2024

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

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THE FRANKENSTEIN SHOW EXHIBITION - MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL

Smith & Gertrude Gallery

Curated by a team of two emerging transgender curators, the exhibition showcases the creative practices of approximately 10 local and emerging LGBTQIA+ artists. Featuring a broad range of work over two levels, this show aims to engage with the co-existing struggle and pride of queer representation in 2023 expressed through a diverse range of visual and physical mediums, including live performance. The central theme of the show is the way in which queer and trans people build their own bodies, and their own categories, to fit in to.

30 January - 11 February 2024

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