Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg
Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015
Friday 15 June — Friday 31 August 2018
Montages presents the full suite of eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and editor Gary Hillberg, and spans 16 years of their celebrated collaborative practice. Sourcing footage from Hollywood films, they tap into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects such as art, revolution, love and destruction. The exhibition is an ode to cinema and cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination.
Australia’s representative artist at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, Tracey Moffatt uses a combination of film, video and photography to dismantle conventions of storytelling in a vividly Australian context, drawing on her own life experiences to explore issues of gender, race, sexuality and identity. Despite being rooted in the specificities of Australian suburban living and the harshness of life in the outback, her work transcends these settings to communicate meanings of universal significance. Hillberg has been working as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer since the late 1980s.
Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015 was curated and developed by Artspace Sydney, and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.