Miranda artist Mulga taking work to Japan

Miranda artist Mulga is looking to make a name for himself in Japan – after taking his “quirky and crazy” art overseas.

Joel Moore, best known as Mulga, has only been working as a full-time artist for three years.

During that time, he has won plenty of followers and awards with his unique style of art, which includes large murals across Sydney.

He recently took his family to Japan on a two-week, promotional trip. It marked the second time he has made the long journey to Japan to promote his work.

“I think my art is a good fit there,” he said. “It is quite colourful and quirky and crazy which fits in well.”

Mulga spent a lot of his time at a music festival in Yokohama, during his recent visit, doing live art, selling merchandise and raising his profile. “It was a fun trip. I have an agent over there and she is looking to introduce my art to Japan.”

Mulga currently has some of his work on display at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre in Gymea. Some of his work was also on show at Vivid Sydney.

He said he enjoyed receiving feedback from people who noticed his work around Sydney. “It’s cool when you talk to people and they say I know your art.”

Mulga said his two highlights from this year would have to be his trip to Japan and painting his largest mural yet – a 30m x 8m mural on the Greenway Plaza in Wetherill Park.

He said he had a few exciting projects coming up later this year including another mural at a shopping centre in the Sutherland Shire. Check out his website for more of his work.

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