Through the use of personal and universal histories, Spirit Landscapes is a complex meditation on the significance of land and place.

Exhibition Dates: 12 September – 12 October 2013

Spirit Landscapes is comprised of five new photographic series and a moving image work. The exhibition explores spirituality, memory in landscape, and the supernatural. Through the use of personal and universal histories, Spirit Landscapes is a complex meditation on the significance of land and place.

PIONEER DREAMING

This series depicts frame grabs from 1950’s Hollywood Western films or rather ‘Cowboy movies’.  The dreamy heroines gaze with love at ‘their country’, which is in fact stolen Indian land.

NIGHT SPIRITS

This series of 8 triptychs depicts ‘spirit energies’ captured in haunted places. These are ‘straight’ photographs with no digital manipulation aside from added contrast and colour. At the time of photographing the artist could not see anything and shot with her camera into empty space.

SUBURBAN LANDSCAPES

Six images depicting the suburban streets that the artist roamed as a youth. The water crayon texts are her memories associated with these places.

PICTURESQUE CHERBOURG

Six coloured tourist brochure like views of the Aboriginal government mission that some members of the artist’s family were relocated to in the 1920’s.  Many of her relatives still reside there. The artist presents the images as fractured scenes.

IN AND OUT

A five-minute, low-tech moving image piece showing brothel doors opening and closing during the current Australian mining boom.  Interspersed is the image of a large mining ‘hole’.  The work attempts to connect the ever-present transaction between mining and prostitution.

Tracey Moffatt has exhibited extensively since her first solo exhibition in 1989. In 2012 a retrospective programme of her films was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 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. Moffatt was selected for the international section of the 1997 Venice Biennale (curated by Germano Celant) and has also featured in the bienniales of Sydney, Sao Paulo (1998) and Gwangju (1995). She held a major exhibition at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997-98 and in 2003, a large retrospective exhibition of her work was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney which also traveled to the Hasselblad Museum in Sweden. In 2006, she had her first retrospective exhibition in Italy, at Spazio Oberdan, Milan. In 2007, her photographic series, Scarred For Life, was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum and her video, LOVE, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Also that year, she was awarded the prestigious Infinity Award for art photography, selected by an International panel at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Tracey Moffatt has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1998. 

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Tracey Moffatt 1. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 128 x 187 cm; 125 x 184 (paper); Edition of 8 + AP 4; enquire
1. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
128 x 187 cm; 125 x 184 (paper)
Edition of 8 + AP 4
Tracey Moffatt 2. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 125 x 184 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
2. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
125 x 184 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 3. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 125 x 184 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
3. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
125 x 184 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 4. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 125 x 184 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
4. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
125 x 184 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 5. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 125 x 184 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
5. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
125 x 184 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 6. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print; 128 x 187 cm; Edition of 8 + AP 4; enquire
6. As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print
128 x 187 cm
Edition of 8 + AP 4
Tracey Moffatt 1. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
1. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 2. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
2. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 3. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
3. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 4.  Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
4. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt 5. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
5. Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Pioneer Dreaming, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; 27 x 61 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Pioneer Dreaming, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
27 x 61 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 1. 'Tossed Flower Petals', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 1. 'Tossed Flower Petals', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 2. 'Crossed the Creek', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 2. 'Crossed the Creek', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 3. 'Bullied Here', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 3. 'Bullied Here', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 4. 'To Guitar Lessons', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 4. 'To Guitar Lessons', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 5. 'Stole a Mars Bar', 2013; from the series Suburban Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 5. 'Stole a Mars Bar', 2013
from the series Suburban Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Suburban No. 6. 'Tea at the Reverends', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; digital print hand coloured in water crayon; 81 x 99 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Suburban No. 6. 'Tea at the Reverends', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
digital print hand coloured in water crayon
81 x 99 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 1 'Nunnery in Red, By the orange tree in Blue, Desert in Yellow', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 1 'Nunnery in Red, By the orange tree in Blue, Desert in Yellow', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 2 'Over the bridge in Green, River in Red, Youth in Green', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 2 'Over the bridge in Green, River in Red, Youth in Green', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 3 'By the orange tree in Green, River in Yellow, Over the Bridge in Blue', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 3 'By the orange tree in Green, River in Yellow, Over the Bridge in Blue', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 4 'Nunnery in Yellow, Youth in Blue, Desert in Red', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 4 'Nunnery in Yellow, Youth in Blue, Desert in Red', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 5 'Youth in Yellow, By the Orange tree in Red, Desert in Green', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 5 'Youth in Yellow, By the Orange tree in Red, Desert in Green', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 6 'River in Green, Nunnery in Blue, Over the Bridge in Red', 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 6 'River in Green, Nunnery in Blue, Over the Bridge in Red', 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 7, 'Nunnery in Green, Desert in Blue, By the orange tree in Yellow', 2013; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 7, 'Nunnery in Green, Desert in Blue, By the orange tree in Yellow', 2013
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Night Spirits No. 8, 'Over the bridge in Yellow, Youth in Red, River in Blue', 2013; photographs mounted behind acrylic; 26 x 150 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Night Spirits No. 8, 'Over the bridge in Yellow, Youth in Red, River in Blue', 2013
photographs mounted behind acrylic
26 x 150 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.1, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.1, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.2, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.2, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.3, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.3, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.4, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.4, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.5, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.5, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt Picturesque Cherbourg No.6, 2013; digital print collage on handmade paper; 57 x 78 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
Picturesque Cherbourg No.6, 2013
digital print collage on handmade paper
57 x 78 cm
Edition of 8
Tracey Moffatt In and Out, 2013; from the series Spirit Landscapes; still images moving in a digital photo frame; 35 x 30 cm; Edition of 8; enquire
In and Out, 2013
from the series Spirit Landscapes
still images moving in a digital photo frame
35 x 30 cm
Edition of 8