Local artist Digby Moran catches up on more mundane matters yesterday before flying out to Germany for a series of exhibitions.
Local artist Digby Moran catches up on more mundane matters yesterday before flying out to Germany for a series of exhibitions. Jacklyn Wagner

Canvassing every opportunity

BUNDJALUNG artist Digby Moran arrives in Germany tomorrow for two exhibitions with 'local' artist Maria Kaluza.

He exhibits at the Kultur-Und Stadthistorisches Museum in Duisburg at the end of the month and again in Emmerich in October.

“The Germans love my paintings so it's an honour to exhibit there,” he said.

“I love to sit back on opening night and watch their reactions. It makes you feel good.”

Mr Moran, who has exhibited seven times in Germany since 1999, will show about 40 works.

Ms Kaluza was excited about Mr Moran's arrival yesterday, describing his work as very special.

“He gets more and more popular here. His work tells us a lot about Aboriginal culture, and Digby himself of course,” she said.

“This is a big exhibition in a big town, with another in Emmerich and then hopefully a third.

“I'll pick him up from the plane then it's straight to the press conference. It will be hard for him but I think he'll stand it,” she said grinning.

Mr Moran was busy with more mundane matters when The Northern Star dropped in yesterday - ironing shirts and finding shoes.

“I should be used to it - it's always chaos when I paint,” he laughed before flying out of Brisbane last night.

“I just love what I do. When opportunity comes my way now, I just take it.

“That's the advice I give young people too - just go for it.”



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