Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most successful international artists, known for her film, photography and video works. Drawing on cinema, television and the media, her art is equally inspired by popular culture, recollections from her childhood and art history. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), and features photographs from Moffatt’s Something More, Scarred for Life and Some Lads series. Moffatt began her career as an experimental filmmaker and producer of music videos, and she continued making films after establishing herself as an artist. She first came to prominence in the Australian art world with her series Something More. Commissioned in 1989 by the Albury Regional Art Gallery, now MAMA, the series set the tone and themes for much of Moffatt’s later work and is accompanied by other works from the MAMA collection.
A touring exhibition from the MAMA collection
Captions: TRACEY MOFFATT (1960) Something More # 3 1989, Cibachrome photograph. Commissioned by MAMA with funds from Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council, Aboriginal Arts Committee of the Australia Council, the Exhibitions Development Fund of the Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales and the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts, 1989. MAMA collection
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is the first venue in The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 tour. The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.
A National Portrait Gallery exhibition
Image: GARY GREALY Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay 2016
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.