AHV mourns the passing of local artist

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta man Josh Muir. 

Josh was an award-winning artist known for his bright, street-art-inspired pieces, as well as the joy and warmth he brought to everyone around him.

In 2016 AHV and PricewaterhouseCoopers commissioned him to produce an artwork to commemorate the historic transfer of properties from the Victorian Government to Aboriginal Housing Victoria.

Titled 'Home is Where the Heart is’, it portrays the elements Josh saw as important in making a strong foundation that supports healthy households: fire, air, water and earth.

Josh saw housing as providing people with a platform to build responsibility and healthy lives. "Maintaining a household, making it your own, helps to create something that our people can feel a sense of pride in."

The artwork takes pride of place in our head office at Narrandjeri House.

We are so very proud of Josh, his contributions to our community and his part in the journey of AHV. He will leave a lasting legacy.

​​​​​​​We extend our thoughts to his loved ones, including the Muir families, during this difficult time.