Joel 'Mulga' Moore sparks in China for night light show

From splashing his creativity across school murals far and wide, Miranda artist Mulga (Joel Moore) has crossed seas to share his unique artistic talents with students in China.

He recently had his exotically vibrant artworks displayed in the Shenzhen Light Show, mainland China's answer to Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights.

"It was even better - very cool," Mulga said.

"The music that accompanies my section of the light show is a song I wrote and recorded with my band Mulga's Room. It's called Shooting Star."

The public art program is commissioned by Shenzhen municipal government with the aim to promote the city as a cultural and artistic city. The theme is vitality, modernity and innovation.

The 14-minute light show runs for one year, every Saturday and on public holidays. Mulga's section goes for about four minutes.

Shenzen lights up: Mulga features in a light show that illuminates across the city.

Shenzen lights up: Mulga features in a light show that illuminates across the city.

Mulga is the first foreign artist to be part of the event, alongside internationally-acclaimed artists including Shen Shaomin, fellow Australian artist ByBeau/Spanish Art Studio/Reko Rennie.

The scale is immense - covering 43 buildings and five public areas in Shenzhen Central District, with 1.18 million LED lights.

"The government hopes to bring the art performance to a new height and help the citizens to uplift their art appreciation," Mulga said.

Mulga's global ventures will also take him to Japan for the fourth time, and to South Korea for the first time later this month (May 25), to promote his Aussie art with the nation's Asian neighbours.

His international appearance followed one of his most recent community projects, painting a mural at at Lilli Pilli Public School.

The mural depicts a koala and cockatoo playing in the Port Hacking, with Royal National Park visible in the background.

Next week he is bringing his brushes to South Cronulla Public School, dipping into cans of paint alongside art-minded pupils.

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