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Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg

Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015

02 March — 11 May 2020

NorthSite | Gallery 1
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, installation view Artspace, Sydney, 2016. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Collaborating on these videos with Tracey was the perfect melding of two minds that were absolutely alike when it comes to the perception of film images. No arguments. No battles. Just total artistic agreement. To me, the montage is the ideal Artform for pursuing a clear visual narrative”
– Gary Hillberg, 2020

Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015 presents the full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time, the exhibition spans 16 years of the artist and editor’s collaborative practice and includes their most recent work, The Art (2015).

The exhibition is an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. In this suite of montages, Moffatt and Hillberg source footage from Hollywood films, tapping into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects like art, revolution, love and destruction.

Tracey Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 became the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Gary 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.


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