Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists on both a national and international scale. Working predominantly in photography and film for over three decades, Moffatt is considered a powerful visual storyteller.
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 of this series centred 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.
Something More was the first of Moffatt’s photographic series, which demonstrated 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.
Murray Art Museum Albury presented the full Something More series as part of the Summer exhibition program.