While our galleries are closed we’ve been reflecting on JCG exhibitions past #flashbackfriday⠀
We thought we’d take a look at one of JCG’s very first exhibitions!⠀
JCG opened it’s doors on the 19th February 1998 with two exhibitions – one of which was “Tracey Moffatt: Up in the Sky”.
Tracey’s show featured large format colour cibachrome prints, photo-lithographs & short films including “Night Cries – A Rural Tragedy” which had gained critical success at the 1990 Cannes International Film Festival.⠀
The works exhibited were based on personal memories as well as those of her family & friends, they challenged the social environments that we live & work in.⠀
This show holds a special place in JCG’s history as it also meant that the major acquisition of “Something More” from 1996 was displayed to the public for the first time.⠀
Image: Tracey Moffatt “Something More”, 1989, detail, series of 9 cibachrome prints, edition of 30, 95.2 x 118.6cm, Curtin University Art Collection & courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.⠀