Moya Delany was born in Swan Hill, Australia in the year man landed on the moon. At 3 years old she began redecorating the family Californian Bungalow. When she was aged 7 her family moved to Melbourne.
The first mohawk in her street, Moya’s style developed in the fertile early 80s in Melbourne; she was a child of The Face and ID magazines, Razor Club and the Camberwell Market. At Art School, under Howard Arkley, she forged formidable drawing skills and later developed a sophisticated language based on found objects, textures and meaning. (B.A Fine ART)
In New York in 1996, she was stopped in the street by Blondie’s Deborah Harry, who’s admiration of her style inspired her to create a unique accessory range and her own business, VALKYRIE WINGS AND FEATHER CREATIONS. Between 1996 and 2006, her work was regularly featured in magazines such as American Elle, Country Life, Elle UK, Australian Vogue, Harper’s and was stocked in shops such as Barneys (USA and Japan), Patricia Field, Browns, Lane Crawford, Le Louvre, Christine and many others.
Although still making made to order costume jewellery, she has returned to making sculpture, and creating handmade lampshades and decorative wallpieces which have found homes in hospitality, retail and domestic locations.