First Nations LGBTIQA+ Trailblazers showing in the Pride Gallery from 3 July – 21 July 2024.

Muru-ba is a physical and online exhibition showcasing the faces and stories of First Nations LGBTQIA+ Elders involved with the LGBTQIA+ rights and First Nations community movements since the 1970s from across Australia. 

Muru-ba is a Dharug word gifted to the project by Aunty Julie Jones, that means trail blazer, or path maker. 

The exhibition showcases portraits taken in February 2023 by renowned Sydney-based photographer Joseph Mayers (Yorta Yorta), which were accompanied newly recorded interviews by Daniel Browning (Bundjalung / Kullilli), ABC journalist and radio broadcaster. 

The exhibition originally featured as part of Sydney World Pride in 2023 and for the first time will be exhibited in Victoria at the Victorian Pride Centre.  

Colin Ross with his portrait and portrait of Kooncha Brown