Together with MAMA Curator Michael Moran, explore examples of First Nations photographic practice in Australia as well as key works held in the Museum Collection by Tracey Moffatt, Michael Riley, Destiny Deacon and Brook Garru Andrew. The visual talk will be held within our current exhibition space of Moffatt’s acclaimed artwork Something More – the artist’s first photographic series in a career spanning three decades.
Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists on both a national and international scale, working in photography and film. Something More was conceived while Moffatt was artist-in residence at Albury Regional Art Centre in May 1989, produced collaboratively with local community members of Albury-Wodonga. The nine images centre on an ambiguous tale of a young woman – played by Moffatt – and her longing for ‘something more’ amongst the stifling atmosphere of small-town life. The series demonstrates all of the elements that have made her work so acclaimed: the staged theatricality, with references to film, art and photographic history while exploring issues of race and gender.
This is free public event, all welcome.