Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt
Library Shelf Location 18.MOFF
Publication Date 2009
Description Moffatt began performing at an early age in plays at church camp on the Gold Coast. As a teenager she would take photos of neighbourhood kids in dress-ups and costumes. Moffatt found dress-ups and hiding behind the veil of a performer as a place to escape to. But continuing to dress-up in teenage years became very humiliating, as Moffatt recounts, "I was too old and still doing it. That's the shame, that's why I got teased by family and neighbours and kids at school. Very nasty". Moffatt's work is about role-playing, and its effects on identity and autobiography. She is immersed in the popular culture of everyday; magazines, television, movies and comic strips. Moffatt's most recent series First Jobs, is an anthology of first jobs the artist endured as a teenager through to post art college days. These jobs paid well, and as Moffatt was keen to leave Brisbane and travel to Europe, the displeasure of the everyday jobs made the journey possible.
ISBN 9780980440027
Quantity 1
Author Steven Alderton
Format Paperback
Publisher Lismore Regional Gallery. Lismore, Australia
Related Artist Tracey Moffatt
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality Australian
Language English

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