​Archie Moore / 11 October 2024 - 29 November 2024

Image: Archie Moore, HouseShow, 2020, mixed media installation, The Cottage, 272 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane (photo: Marc Pricop).

Samstag Gallery 1

Archie Moore’s (Kamilaroi/Bigambul) multifaceted art practice mines personal and institutional histories to devastatingly convey the insidiousness of racism, surveillance, the longing for recognition and the experience of misrecognition.

Moore’s new moving image work, a commission with the 2024 Adelaide Film Festival, presents the fifth iteration of his installation series Dwelling. Expanding and contracting according to the spatial parameters of each situation, Moore’s dwellings imaginatively recreate the mise-enscène of his past. An ongoing investigation of memory and the effects of colonisation, they draw on visual, auditory, haptic and olfactory elements in their staging.

For Samstag, Moore will present a large-scale immersive installation drawing on memories of his childhood bedroom and its constellation of objects, creating a powerful sense of

Moore’s commission and associated exhibition will follow the artist’s eagerly anticipated showing at the prestigious 60th Venice Biennale of Art.


Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.