Moffatt films on show
Renowned artist’s ode to cinema
THE Lismore Regional Gallery has added another high calibre exhibition to its carefully curated list with work by one of the most important Australian contemporary artists, Tracey Moffatt, going on display
The successful filmmaker and photographer has established a global market for her work, having held about 100 solo exhibitions.
A director of photo-narratives, Ms Moffatt was highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video.
The Art Gallery of NSW regards her as “probably Australia’s most successful artist ever”.
Her photographs often reference the history of art and photography, as well as her own childhood memories and fantasies, exploring issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity. Montages: The Full Cut, 19992015 presents the full suite of eight montage films by Ms Moffatt and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg, an experimental filmmaker and music video producer since the late 1980s.
Exhibited all together for the first time, these works span 16 years of their collaborative practice, from the first montage work created in 1999 to the latest in 2015. Montages: The Full Cut claims to be an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination.
Mining an extensive collection of iconic Hollywood films, telemovies and arthouse cinema, the work invents new fictions and plays with narrative and character conventions to create highly charged compositions on polemic themes such as love, art, revolution and destruction.
Ms Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 became the first indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Montages: The Full Cut runs until May 27 at the Lismore Regional Gallery, 11 Rural St.
SOMETHING MORE: One of the many famous images by distinguished Australian filmmaker and photographer Tracey Moffatt. Lismore Regional Gallery is currently hosting Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015, which is the full suite of eight montage films by Ms...