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Libby Harward is a Quandamooka artist of Moreton Bay in Queensland, and a descendent of the Ngugi people from Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) living in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
She works as both a solo street artist and a conceptual visual artist. Libby works under the pseudonym of ‘Mz Murricod’ in her Graffiti art practice, however her new aerosol works have been strongly informed by her more recent conceptual/ephemeral earth-based practice. Documented in film and still image, Libby’s ephemeral works operate in an intertidal zone engaging a continual process of re-calling - re-hearing - re-mapping - re-contextualising -de-colonising and re-instating on country that colonisation has denied to Indigenous people. Libby’s work engages traditional custodians in their evolution on mainland country which has become highly urbanised and calls for an artistic response that seeks to uncover and reinstate the cultural significance of place, which always was, and remains to be there.
Photo: Keelan O’Hehir.