Tuesday 7 July, 6pm—7.30pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, bookings required.
$10 students and CCP members
Due to popular demand, Tracey Moffatt's lecture will now be presented in a larger venue at RMIT. Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Swanston Street, RMIT University Level 4, Room 11
"I would rather talk to another artist about their art practice than discuss my own work", Tracey Moffatt said in a recent interview published in the Spirited catalogue for the Queensland Art Gallery. We're not sure how we managed it, but Moffatt has agreed to talk at CCP!
This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia's best known and most influential contemporary artists. In conjunction with her exhibition at CCP, Moffatt will give an exclusive public talk at the gallery. Join us for an evening of information sharing and discussion around Moffatt's enduring and wide reaching practice.
As an artist within the VCE syllabus in 2015, this is a valuable opportunity for educators to hear, first hand from Moffat.
Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, graduating in 1982. She has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney in 1989. Selected solo exhibitions include: Tracey Moffatt, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012; and Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, 2006. Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt's work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003-4, the Hasselblad Centre in Goteburg, Sweden in 2004 and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 2011.
Moffatt first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. In 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. A major exhibition of Moffatt's work was later held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997/98, which consolidated her international reputation.
Moffatt has been based in New York since 1997 and recently returned to live in Australia.
Presented with a little help from our friends at Michaels Camera Video & Digital, Melbourne.